Deception to Get a Date

  title={Deception to Get a Date},
  author={Wade C. Rowatt and Michael R. Cunninghan and Perri B Druen},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={1228 - 1242}
Two studies examined whether some people use more deceptive self-presentation to initiate a dating relationship. Participants reviewed information depicting prospective dates and constructed profiles to be used by the prospects to select a date. In this context, high self-monitoring men and women engaged in more deceptive self-presentation to the person that they desired to date than low self-monitors. Study 2replicated this finding with a variety of personal dimensions and revealed that high… Expand
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