FALLS CHURCH NEWS PRESS -- ...She came across an older gentleman who claimed he had a Rolls Royce. The suitor shows up at her house in a rusty Ford Taurus. The woman asked, “What happened to the Rolls Royce.” “Look hon, you misunderstood me, I said I’ve got a car and it rolls.” Experiences such as this have led to a dramatic revenue slowdown this year for online dating services. I believe the main reason online dating has peaked is because people are tired of meeting liars and weirdoes. At least in a bar you can usually figure out if someone needs a shrink within five minutes. ...There is only one group of people that isn’t desired by anybody - Liars. So, here is a New Year’s resolution that I think millions of people should consider: “I will not fib on the Internet.”
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