And anyway, you can always try sitting down for a lot of your first date – you’ll be in a bar or a restaurant or a permanent session of the UN Security Council or something.
And whatever, when she meets you she’ll forget about your height because she’ll be so dazzled by your looks, your physique and your life. But the trouble is you probably lied about those things as well.
Mr Hodge went on: "American society is more obsessed with appearance and stature than the British so it makes sense that they would embellish the truth.
"What doesn't make sense is that British online daters are more honest – they have much more to lie about, being amongst the least attractive people in the world." But in a sign that with age comes acceptance, on both sides of the Atlantic, the older people got, the less likely they were to be untruthful about their appearance and how much they earned.
In person, you can lie about lots of things to a potential lover – your real name, the fact that you already have a partner, your reasons for being in a lay-by on the M26 at midnight – but height is not one of them.
(Unless you meet somewhere where you remain permanently seated, like a session of the UN Security Council, although romantic hook-ups during emergency meetings on Syria are, we’re told, rare.) So it comes as little surprise that a recent study found that the number-one most common lie on an online-dating profile was about height, with many male online daters adding at least an inch or two (to their height). Suppose you’re a guy whose height is hovering just below the magical six feet.
Mr Hodge added: "People need to know what they are getting.
Nobody wants to trawl through a gallery of nightmares making out they're Megan Fox when they look like Mrs Doubtfire.
"It's new bottles, in a way, but very old wine." Members of online dating sites routinely point to potential for deception as the biggest drawback of such services.Most men bank on the fact that she won’t notice – who can judge how tall six foot is, exactly?(Except for maybe a six-foot woman looking for a tall partner – and she’s too tall for you anyway.) It’s not like women carry a tape measure around with them.Trust is broken on the first – and last – date." Pretending to work in healthcare, finance and the film industry were the top three lied-about professions for men, whilst creating jobs in entertainment, marketing and finance were top for women. Working in the film industry Top ten lies told by women: 1. There was also a difference between countries, with over 53 per cent of Americans admitting to lying about their appearance compared to just 44 per cent of Britons.