What Lies Beneath : The Linguistic Traces of Deception in Online Dating Profiles

@inproceedings{Toma2012WhatLB,
  title={What Lies Beneath : The Linguistic Traces of Deception in Online Dating Profiles},
  author={Catalina L. Toma and Jeffrey T. Hancock},
  year={2012}
}
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 these changes are detectable by both computerized linguistic analyses and human judges. Computerized analyses (Study 1) found that deceptions manifested themselves through linguistic cues pertaining to (a) liars’ emotions and cognitions and (b) liars’ strategic efforts to manage their self-presentations… CONTINUE READING