BANGOR NEWS -- June 16 -- I always assumed that whatever lying occurs on online personals sites is more like fudging the truth. An old college pal was lied to, big time, and he wasn't sure what to do. One woman was different. They chatted and seemed to hit it off and her profile picture was cute. He was intrigued. Then Rich suggested they meet - and she shut down. Finally she confessed the photo on her profile was actually a photo of her friend. She wasn't anywhere near as attractive. Rich wanted to give her leeway. What to do?
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Mark Brooks: Poor girl...poor guy. This is an extreme case but this sort of thing happens all the time; average looking people posting photos of themselves when they were 5 years younger and 10lbs lighter. I like LookBetterOnline.com as a partial solution to this problem. They take great (up to date) pictures and put a date stamp on the pictures. Not glamor shots, but pictures of people in their best possible light. Let's face it, most users put up really bad pictures...and that's not good for business.