Fake people, however, usually have one clear agenda: to be liked by everyone and to be seen as the favorite, whether among a group of friends or at work.
Someone who is very fake will say negative things about one person but then act like their friend the next minute; agree to hang out socially but later come up with excuses about why they can’t; and cast themselves in the best possible light in every situation.
While online dating, I’ve received more than 50 unsolicited pictures of the male anatomy.
Recently, I wanted to ask men why they feel compelled to send women such pictures.
Fake men and women are extremely aware of social hierarchies, so they are always ranking who is more attractive, smarter, or better liked.
Analytical data abounds on the realities of online dating — and not all of it is good news.
It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
You can look for the signs of fakeness, but it often takes knowing someone for several months at least to see them in action and see just how fake they really are.
If you’re like most people, you are fairly straightforward and don’t have a secret agenda.
When you do eventually meet, do so in a public place. It’s too easy to keep secrets — or flat-out lie — when the relationship is strictly online, over text or even over the phone. If your virtual date is a model-slash-anything, boasts about his Lamborghini and claims to have invented a bionic prosthesis, he’s probably lying — if “he” even is a he. If she is who she claims, making you feel safe and secure will be a priority for her. The idiom is true: It’s always better to be safe than sorry.