The results uncovered a shameful excess of dishonesty from people purportedly looking to find their one true match.Fifty-three percent of American people surveyed said they lied in their online dating profiles.Men admitted to lying about height, weight and physique in their top five lies -- behind jobs and ahead of money -- and women lied about weight, age, physique, and height, with money rounding out the top five. Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.In fact, a third of those surveyed said they falsified their information so much that it prevented them from getting a second date.The researchers also found that men were more likely to find true love on the internet than women.
Of the 147 couples who took part in the study, 61 per cent said their relationships had high levels of these three components.
Sixty-two per cent agreed that it was easier to meet someone on a dating site than in other ways, such as in a pub or club, or through friends.
At the same time, the under-35s were more likely to know someone who had been on a date or had a long-term relationship with someone they met through online dating.
Two years ago, a study by Bath University revealed that those who met on dating websites were 94 per cent more likely to see each other after their first meeting than other couples.
The researchers studied relationships formed on online dating website over a six-month period.