Dating sites are more likely to work if people are who they say they are. To help avoid those who stretch — or airbrush — the truth, online dating site Zoosk last month introduced a new feature to confirm the authenticity of members’ profile pictures.Alas, more than half of online daters (54%) say dates have “seriously misrepresented” themselves in their profiles, according to a 2013 study by Pew Research Center’s “Internet & American Life Project.” And Americans may be more liberal with the truth than other countries: More online daters in the U. The system allows members to have their profile photos compared with videos in order to confirm that the profile photos are accurate (and recent) representations of their real life appearances, and then gives their profiles a special badge so other Zoosk members know they’re as close to real life as possible. Also see: Most online daters couldn’t pass a polygraph Some dating sites are more unapologetic than others.Read also: 10 things dating sites won’t tell you Last year, dating site e Harmony launched a personal counselor service for ,000 to help sift through matches, communicate with potential matches offline and construct a profile — free of spelling mistakes — and will only allow a select number of people to view your profile.Since then, there’s been a lot of interest in the service, a spokeswoman for the site says, but the site isn’t sharing exactly how many people have forked over ,000 to find their true love.Though I haven't had as much sex as Carrie Bradshaw and I'm definitely not as thin, I have been dating Manhattan-style for most of my adult life.
British dilemma: How do I get his attention and what do I do once I've got it?They are encouraging members to pay more to give their profiles a boost. Dandy, a free app for gay men that works like Tinder and launches on Tuesday, has similar “boost” feature for 99 cents, giving it priority in online searches.Others say this might help more than answering a ream of questions about their likes and dislikes -- and spiritual beliefs.You can read an article about the ongoing study by clicking here.With Watson and Stelle’s study in mind, we’ve tested several popular dating sites, looking also for easy online experiences, and come up with five – both free and fee-based, senior-specific and all-ages – that we deem senior-friendly. Click here to visit OKCupid Note Be aware when signing up for auto-payment on any online dating site: Complaints have been filed that certain sites continue to charge monthly fees after a member cancels. See our updated Best Senior Dating Sites (2014) Thinking of trying online dating?