It’s easy to see why lying about your age online can get your more dates. Our culture is obsessed with youth, and if people can’t be young, they often want to be with someone who is.
Lying on a first date is about the biggest red flag I can imagine.
It’s definitely way worse than being old, which we will all be eventually.
I showed up at the coffee shop where he was waiting for me, and I noticed that he looked a little more, well, craggy, than I had expected.
“I really feel like my mental age is 34,” he told me about half way into our date. I wanted to say to him, “I’m so glad that you feel 34, but I’m actually 27.” Of course, I was far too tactful to blurt out anything quite that blunt.
As someone who found her significant other online, it's hard for me to understand why some people -- particularly women -- won't take the plunge.