Lowered expectations dating service
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.i would hate to know someone who did not want to go out with me initially, would lower his expectations and settle for me. i would rather never to be contacted at all, then be an "ehhh, maybe she will do"I don't think so.
But by the same token, many have standards that have no basis in reality. If they aren't responding and you thought they were attainable, guess what....standards may be too high.
I downplay what I have/am if anything, as I have been told too many times that my background/education/profession/looks intimidate.
But I agree with you that a LOT of folks DO "upsell" and those of us who do not are the rarity not the norm.
If you are referring to not listing faults, then yes, I am sure most do not do this in a profile. My daughter was on here, she has traveled to every continent except Antarctica doing interesting things and she listed just two places she's been on her profile, with photos, as in this area her lifestyle/background would intimidate.
I do however start listing them FAST upon speaking. It took her two years on here (and six years single) to find a fellow who brings what she brings.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...
Name one person who is NOT guilty of 'up-selling' themselves in online dating, and I'll eat my shoes.
This site is no different than being on a job search site - you're putting forth most/all of your BEST qualities, and tucking as many bad ones under the rug as you can.
If you let your guard down & yes lower your expectations than the possibilities are endless with a dating pool the size of online dating.
You can claim anything you want because you're NOT trying to put yourself out there.