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Online dating: Does everyone lie?

In case you missed the quick and dirty scandal in the news, New York Congressman Chris Lee resigned after Gawker.com revealed that he was doing a little internet flirting.  He had a brief email exchange with a single woman in DC and led her to believe that he was a 39 year old single father. Turns out he was married, with children, 46, oh and a congressman!

I felt bad for the young woman, “Leggy Glamazon” because I have certainly been where she has been.  I’ve met men who totally misrepresented themselves online. I can’t imagine how I’d feel if one of the posers turned out to be a politician or public figure.  (Full disclosure: I actually met and hung out with the Leggy Glamazon last year and I found her to be fabulous and cool.)

Needless to say, it brought back awful memories of discovering the lies that people tell. I think I read some outrageous statistic that up to 30% of online daters are actually married. This isn’t the – divorce papers about to be signed kind of married- either.  It’s more like – still rocking the wedding band, living with mate, pretending to be happy at home – kind of married.

I won’t bash online dating because it can work, although  not actively online dating myself.  It’s just that stories like this reminds us that a lot of people lie online. It’s just something you have to deal with in dating – online and off.

Do you think that everyone lies on their dating profiles? Is there a way to filter out the posers?

How can you tell if the person you are dating is actually single?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

300 comments Add your comment

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
2:30 pm

@i’m swiss ~ don’t do that…each person will react different. I never understood NyQuil…it did absolutely nothing for me!

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
2:32 pm

Swiss, before you pour up those margaritas for the unsuspecting blogettes, take this nice big cold bottle of gatorade and pass it around between you menfolk.

Drink it all now. Don’t be modest.

Blackfoote

February 25th, 2011
2:32 pm

BMW:

You left the door wide open……

Damn Swiss you beat me to it…….LOL

BlackMagicWoman

February 25th, 2011
2:35 pm

What’s creey is I have been a sleepwalker ever since I was a toddler. Mami says that I would get up and climb out of bed and come out to the living room then climb up on the couch and start talking. Of course I did not make sense. I mean I was talking chicken and rainbows! She said she figured out that I was asleep by the “deer caught in headlights” expression on my face. Then I’d just slide down and go get back in bed. I still do that. I freaked out my ex. I never told him about that. So now I before I spend any overnight time with a guy (that’s been a long time ago) I warn him that it could happen.

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
2:35 pm

Leggs, don’t let anyone pull that sheet off of those empty antifreeze bottles over there. Please and thank you. LOL

Blackfoote

February 25th, 2011
2:37 pm

It have to be something about that gatorade.

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
2:37 pm

BlackMagic, my ex-sisterinlaw has a child that is a sleep walker. When he was a little boy they put a half door up to his room and locked him in. That worked for a while then she had to put a chime on his door to know when he was coming out of his room.

She had plenty of scares with him.

BlackMagicWoman

February 25th, 2011
2:38 pm

WHOOOOA RAQI….you’re killin’ ‘em! Literally! :lol:

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
2:39 pm

Blackfoote, don’t drink that. LOL Pass it on around.

Blackfoote

February 25th, 2011
2:39 pm

Long as you don’t stomp those toes while you’re walking you know I have a foot fetish……LOL

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
2:40 pm

LOL BlackMagic, whatchu talkin ’bout. It’s hot outside and I am just the docile little lady.

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 25th, 2011
2:40 pm

I will hunt you down and beat you like you stole my money!
BMW Dang, I thought you might miss that twenty you had in your back pocket. Hey I thought that ambien was ex Tylenol. And since Willie done let the cat out the bag on the tape, I probably should hit you off with at least a lil bit of the proceeds. Dammit Willie. You gon have to sell extra popcone at the next blog fight to make this one up man.

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
2:41 pm

OMG, forgot about the foot fetish. She’s sleep walking not a time to be thinking about sucking on her toes (LOLOL).

Blackfoote

February 25th, 2011
2:41 pm

Raqi V:

I’m spared thank you darling I promise to live right from now on…..LOL

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 25th, 2011
2:42 pm

“don’t do that…each person will react different.”

Leggs — Maybe so, but we’ve already established how BMW will react. Swiss now laying out slutty French maid outfit for when the Ambien margaritas kick in

Willie Dynamite

February 25th, 2011
2:46 pm

BMW – now you know I was just kidding, you know we would never do something like that.

Raqi – well dayum, ALL the menfolk. That lil pregnant lady docile bit aint fooling me.

Dreams – come on man, we discussed this in the last marketing mtg. Told you to pay attention

Swiss – Two words…….. Tri-Pod

Blackfoote

February 25th, 2011
2:47 pm

Leggs:

I’ll be good I’ll soak them in some warm pineapple orange juice and massage them very well then………

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
2:48 pm

i’m swiss ~ you do know when she comes around she’s going to drop kick your a$$ into next week (LOL).

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
2:49 pm

Blackfoote ~ I have to be honest, that sounds tasty for you and a nice tingling sensation for her (LOL).

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 25th, 2011
2:51 pm

“you do know when she comes around she’s going to drop kick your a$$ into next week”

Leggs — That’s what I’m hoping for… Thank you, mistress, may I have another??? :lol:

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
2:53 pm

i’m swiss ~ you are truly a hopeless romantic craving some S&M!

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 25th, 2011
3:00 pm

“you are truly a hopeless romantic craving some S&M!”

Leggs — Nah… I’m just a h0rny white boy who hasn’t had puddy in about 8 hours… :lol:

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 25th, 2011
3:00 pm

come on man, we discussed this in the last marketing mtg. Told you to pay attention
Man Willie, Real said “marketing mtg” was the code word for the party at Simple’s crib. Wasn’t nobody payin attention with all those chicks marketing associates dancing presenting their assets to the company.

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
3:03 pm

BlackMagic, are you still around?

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:04 pm

You’re not even horny….just greedy!!!

Purple Rain

February 25th, 2011
3:07 pm

DMV, LOL you are drugging her up to give it to her in the pooper. LOL I draw the line there. NOt on the drugging part but on the pooper.

SexyCool you are welcome.

Who is Simple Man sponsoring now?

SlimNumeroUno

February 25th, 2011
3:08 pm

Swiss – 8hrs….daaaaamn, have you been hanging out with Eric Benet? lol

Dreams – Yall are so CWAZY!!!

‘You’re not even horny….just greedy!!!’

Leggs – It’s like Pringles…Once you pop, you can’t stop

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:10 pm

Once you pop, I thought the next step is ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!

Purple Rain

February 25th, 2011
3:11 pm

Leggs, change your circle of experience. LOL

Willie Dynamite

February 25th, 2011
3:11 pm

Dreams -True true true, You remember the one with the…..

Alrite here are the cliff notes; 1. We are no longer offering GatorAde, PowerAde, or Kool Aid due to a dispute with our (normally docile) supplier. Please remove and destroy any on property ASAP.

2.) Thanks to Blackfoote and Swiss we are now expanding the video section to include fetish, make sure to add the upcharge because of limited quantities and availability.

czBrat

February 25th, 2011
3:11 pm

figures i would pop in just in time to see something like this —> you are drugging her up to give it to her in the pooper
also not surprising that it’s a PR post. smdh

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 25th, 2011
3:12 pm

Leggs / Slim — Hey, got to take advantage of that morning wood, you know… But I won’t lie — a little “afternoon delight” would be alright by me… :lol:

BlackMagicWoman

February 25th, 2011
3:12 pm

SWISS,DREAMS & WILLIE….do they still put folks on the back of milk cartons? :lol:

Let’s see, who to drug and drag first to my dungeon? :evil: :lol:

RAQI…I’m still around!

SlimNumeroUno

February 25th, 2011
3:15 pm

BMW – I’m not sure they do the milk carton thing anymore but you might find some missing persons on the bulletin board at your local Wally World near the door greeter. :lol:

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
3:15 pm

BlackMagic I have to go upstairs to hookup the fetal monitor for a while (these darn contractions) but I wanted to asked you this before I go up just in case I fall asleep and don’t get to log back on in time. I am just a tad bit sleepy. If you can answer I will read it later.

I hope me saying this does not offend you because that is the total opposite of what I want to do. Just reading you from day to day you seem like you may be one that may have had this done. And I don’t mean that in a bad way.

But anyhoo, have you ever had a honey massage? A lady at my church was raving about it once. None of my friends have ever had it done. When Blackfoote mention the foot massage I thought about what my co-member said about the honey massage.

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:15 pm

@PR ~ no need, just making fun of men falling asleep afterwards. It’s a fact!

Raqi V

February 25th, 2011
3:15 pm

Oh there you are. I will look for your answer later. Thanks in advance. LOL

Purple Rain

February 25th, 2011
3:23 pm

czBrat I am innocent DMV is the one actually doing that not me.

Purple Rain

February 25th, 2011
3:24 pm

Leggs, I don’t know if it’s a fact or not because I don’t sleep with men. But I know I don’t go to sleep afterwards.

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:26 pm

Glad to hear it, PR!

BlackMagicWoman

February 25th, 2011
3:26 pm

RAQI…. I have done the sea salt honey massage. You add a bit of coconut oil to help with the stickiness. The sea salt exfoliates.

Now honey on a guy…well that is another issue ;-) If that is what you meant…then use I have doen that as well! :lol:

Purple Rain

February 25th, 2011
3:28 pm

Black, you are a freak. How often do you let the beast out? Only on full moons?

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:30 pm

Ok, I know I’m losing my mind, because I thought Raqi V was asking from a sensual standpoint and not from a Spa Sydell point of reference. Ok, I’ve slapped my own hand and placed myself in the corner….I digress! All this talk about tapes, foot fetishes, honey massages, has me on a one track frame of mind!

BlackMagicWoman

February 25th, 2011
3:31 pm

“How often do you let the beast out? Only on full moons?”

Who…meeeee? Noooo!
Well I do like to howl at the moon! And I have a strong connection to Siberian Huskies! ;-) :lol:

Purple Rain

February 25th, 2011
3:32 pm

i'm swiss™ ("FREE ME.LO")

February 25th, 2011
3:33 pm

“And I have a strong connection to Siberian Huskies!”

BMW — So you likes it doggy-style… Awwwwwwwwwwww suki, suki, now! :lol:

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 25th, 2011
3:34 pm

ppreciate that Willie. I think Swiss was experimenting with putting powerade in those margaritas though. They might not have the effect he was hoping for.

But anyhoo, have you ever had a honey massage?
I’m almost positive this is not what I’m thinking it is cuz I can’t imagine you would be talking to the ladies at church about it. Plus you said none of your friends had ever done it. lol

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:35 pm

@DreamsM ~ that’s the point got me hung up too…talking to the ladies at church (LOLOL).

DreamsMaterialize "Free Me-Lo"

February 25th, 2011
3:37 pm

that’s the point got me hung up too…talking to the ladies at church
Yeah cuz I’ve given honey massages, but I didn’t use my hands.

Leggs

February 25th, 2011
3:38 pm

See I’m talking about the cover of the Ohio Players album, Sweet Sticky Thing!!!