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Separating Fact From Fiction: An Examination of Deceptive Self-Presentation in Online Dating Profiles
This study examines self-presentation in online dating profiles using a novel cross-validation technique for establishing accuracy. Eighty online daters rated the accuracy of their onlineExpand
Profile as promise: A framework for conceptualizing veracity in online dating self-presentations
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This research explores how users conceptualize misrepresentation (their own and others') in a specific genre of online self-presentation: the online dating profile. Expand
Social sharing through interpersonal media: Patterns and effects on emotional well-being
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This is the first study to examine the use and effects of interpersonal media in social sharing. Expand
Putting Your Best Face Forward: The Accuracy of Online Dating Photographs
This study examines the accuracy of 54 online dating photographs posted by heterosexual daters. We report data on (a1) online daters' self-reported accuracy, (b) independent judges' perceptions ofExpand
Looks and Lies: The Role of Physical Attractiveness in Online Dating Self-Presentation and Deception
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This study examines the role of online daters’ physical attractiveness in their profile self-presentation and, in particular, their use of deception. Expand
Self-Affirmation Underlies Facebook Use
Social network sites, such as Facebook, have acquired an unprecedented following, yet it is unknown what makes them so attractive to users. Here we propose that these sites’ popularity can beExpand
What Lies Beneath: The Linguistic Traces of Deception in Online Dating Profiles
This article investigates whether deceptions in online dating profiles correlate with changes in the way daters write about themselves in the free-text portion of the profile, and whether theseExpand
Feeling Better But Doing Worse: Effects of Facebook Self-Presentation on Implicit Self-Esteem and Cognitive Task Performance
This study uses self-affirmation theory to draw predictions about the effect of Facebook profile self-presentation on two psychological outcomes: users' state self-esteem and their performance in aExpand
The truth about lying in online dating profiles
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Online dating is a popular new tool for initiating romantic relationships, although recent research and media reports suggest that it may also be fertile ground for deception. Expand
Reading between the lines: linguistic cues to deception in online dating profiles
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This study investigates whether deception in online dating profiles is detectable through a linguistic approach, which assumes that liars nonconsciously produce different word patterns than truth-tellers. Expand
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