I’m not a ‘newsy’ girl. I don’t watch it, I don’t read it, I don’t listen to it. It’s not that I don’t care it’s just…I guess I don’t care enough.
I know, I know. That’s awful. But, I’m just being honest (unlike some people…keep reading).
When I see people in the subway or on the street handing out free newspapers, I take them just because I feel bad NOT taking them. I don’t usually read them. Mainly I’ll save them and use them to wrap up books I mail out for my online paperbackswap. (Don’t judge me, it saves me a ton of money on books).
Today, as I was getting ready to use one of said newspapers (AM-NY to be exact) to wrap up a few books, the front story caught my eye:
Well, of course, I had to read it. It’s a very quick article (written by Sheila Anne Feeney) – you should take a look when you have a second.
Basically, it states that Woman are more likely to lie about their age and weight, and Men are more likely to lie about their height and income.
Personally, I’ve been on 3 dates from OK Cupid – and only 1 of them was truthful about their height. And I’ve known a few friends who’ve dealt with this ‘little’ white online lie as well. It’s really disappointing.
Typically, I just take off a few inches from the height listed. I’d rather be pleasantly surprised than disappointed.
The article also gives a list of the top 5 “most honest” cities and the top 5 ‘least honest cities’ and their most common lies.
New York and Washington D.C. make the Least Honest list for both Men and Woman.
I find it hilarious that the most common lies listed for NY Men are “everything.”
I’m still not quite ready to spend money on a newspaper, but I think I’ll actually give those free ones a read from now on!
And speaking of lying online…this sounds a little sketchy to me.
I feel like if you were on your way to becoming a doctor, saying you were in college getting your masters degree “in being a doctor” probably isn’t how you’d word it.
Maybe I’m wrong. But I think I’ll go with my gut on that one.