Recent statistics coming out of the US seem to support this, adding "income" to their list of exaggerations for men and "physical build" for women.
But I started doubting these statistics when I read that 42% of men prefer the "modern career girl" over the "hottie" (24%).
It's hard choosing just one angle for your entire life story. The best profile photographs always cover the basics – sexy, sporty and slightly mysterious.
Surfing photos show physical ability and put you in a bikini, in Europe or at least Durban (this also shows you travel).
' I have to confess, I absolutely love my life. " It's not often you get to quote your online dating profile's personal "narrative".
And why wouldn't I I live in this beautiful city where I get to go for morning walks on the mountain, surf in Muizenberg (when the Cape Doctor isn't making house calls) or just relax in some postcard- perfect spot and read. That's the part where you get 20 to 2 000 words to "sell" yourself, or at least the SABS-approved version you want to put forward.
What happened next was more difficult: giving a stranger – in my case it was Dating Buzz – permission to launch your personal thoughts and romantic wishes into cyberspace for any site member and their friends to scrutinise with glee or malice.
He obviously doesn't mind dating a stocky, chain-smoking agnostic with children on benefits. Using pictures to draw attention to you In her first week, surfyogi continued to swim through the spam in search of her winning sperm. This is one space where pictures speak a thousand words, most of which go unsaid.
This varies between R80 and R150 a month depending on how many months you commit to.
It's not as much as the R2 390 that the average online dater spends in the United States every year, but then our numbers don't compare with Europe and the US, where online dating is the norm rather than the exception.
The men in my life keep on surprising and challenging me, and I like to keep it that way." Creating a profile And just in case she gets pigeonholed as a jock looking for her iron man, she throws in a piece of prose to hopefully capture a few creative souls.
"I hope to make you laugh, to inspire you to be more courageous and adventurous, to live life fearlessly and freely and to never stop asking why? And in return I hope you do the same for me." On any given day surfyogi could have been "culture vulture" or "creative guru".