MERCURY NEWS - May 5 - Researchers at Stanford's Social Media Lab wanted to find out how honest users are with each other. They focused on the so-called "discovery" phase of online dating, when users begin exchanging information and emails. So how often do people slip a few fibs into that critical conversation? Not as often as you might expect, it turns out, according to the study published this week in the Journal of Communication. Two-thirds of the study participants didn't tell a single lie in their attempts to snag a date. Overall, only 7% of the thousands of messages were deceptive.