When we consider this theory we see that men look for women who appear to be healthy and youthful enough to have children.
Men also lie about characteristics potential mates would find attractive, such as their height.
This pressure results in a tendency for women underestimate their weight on their dating profiles.
In addition, in hopes of improving their physical attractiveness level, more women than men use a photograph for their online dating profile that tends to be inconsistent with their actual appearance. Also, the photographs posted by women showed more discrepancies when compared to their actual appearance, implying that the photograph was possibly retouched, cropped, or edited in some way.
An astounding 81% of the online daters lied about one or more of their physical attributes, which included height, weight, and age.
Woman tended to lie about their weight and men tended to lie about their height.