EVAN MARC KATZ -- Apr 3 -- My father got cancer and I am helping care for him. I am 45 living in
Great question, Alan - one that defies an easy answer.
Reasons to tell the truth:
1) It's easier to remember
2) You won't have to explain yourself later
3) It's the commonly accepted and ethical thing to do.
4) You wouldn't want someone to lie to you.
Reasons to not tell the truth:
1) It sounds like a big red flag
2) It requires a lot of explanation
3) It falls under the category of "Too Much Information"
4) It will eliminate most potential candidates right off the bat
Living with your parents falls in the same tricky category as a 71 year old woman or a 5'2" man. Just being who you are - when people feel like they have infinite options - is not always the most effective strategy. In fact, for people on the extremes of height, weight, age, etc - online dating is not going to be your best bet. You probably do better in real life based on charm, kindness and personality as opposed to that "checklist" people use when searching online.
I hate going on record to advocate for anything less than full disclosure, but that's what I'm going to recommend to you. And while all the hypocrites can complain that lying is always wrong, I'll still believe that it's the best course of action.
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Mark Brooks: Hi Evan, :-) ...I'm still going to recommend telling the truth. Sugar coat it, but tell the truth Alan. Women will always be drawn to honest men. There's a shortage of them. Your comments please...