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Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies
...and why we tell them.
I don't get it. By the nature of this site, in which everyone tends to just "let it all hang out" (in many cases literally as well as figuratively), I would think that we'd all just be honest and tell it like it is, though maybe that's just me being naive. I'm not talking about the little white lies we tell to avoid hurting others' feelings, like telling the ugly girl she looks fine or telling Minuteman Mike he's really good in bed. I'm thinking more along the lines of lying or misrepresenting yourself in your profile.
Why do people do that? OK, maybe part of it is not wanting to be recognized on a sex-related website, which I guess is extra-important if you're married and cheating or have a high-profile job. But here's what I've noticed: It seems like the two things men lie about the most on our profiles are endowment (in other words, how much he's packing) and marital status. For the women, it looks to be age and body type.
I can understand somewhat why guys would lie about those things: For endowment, we tend to fixate on our genitals anyway, and we've been told for so long that size matters that we don't want to be seen coming up short - er, so to speak. As for marital status, some men feel the need to conceal the fact that there's a wife because they know that many women don't want to be with a married man. By the way, I'm NOT married - I describe my status as happily single
As for women, I wouldn't dream of suggesting that I know why they do what they do, because you know I'd be lying if I did. But if I were to venture a guess, I'd say that the women who lie about their body type do so because so many men seem to want their women to resemble Barbie or otherwise have that perfect hourglass-like figure, and many women don't. Well, for what it's worth, I think Barbie is a kid's toy, and I want a woman, not a toy. A few extra pounds never bothered me, unless she's morbidly obese or lies about it. Age? That one I'm less sure about...
As for me personally, I don't feel any need to lie or misrepresent myself on here. I am what I am, and you either like it or you don't. If I find that a woman has lied or misrepresented herself (which is a form of lying) in her profile, I tend to drop her like a hot potato, no matter what the lie was about - the way I see it, if you're willing to lie about something that's largely insignificant, then surely you'd have little difficulty lying to me about more serious matters. This includes birthdays - I've seen a lot of alleged New Year's babies on here, far beyond what is statistically reasonable, and since I didn't see or hear about any massive site-wide birthday celebrations a few weeks ago, I know most of them are full of it. Just fill it out already, would ya?
But that's just me, and how my mind works when I keep such weird hours...
1/21/2006 1:08 pm
I agree with you 100%. I couldn't have said better, lol. Once I see a guy lies about who he is, I'd walk away. That's all I can say.|