"The word is not offensive to anyone, but let's be honest, most people know what it means," says Duncan Cunningham, director of the The Dating Lab, which runs The Telegraph’s dating service.
Men who choose harmless words like "stocky" or "well built" are also unwittingly awarding themselves extra layers of blubber.
I argued that it wasn’t actually lying – that online dating sites have their own rules when it comes to language, and that it’s actually a failure of translation.
The Common Deception The question is, if a deception becomes so common that you recognise it instantly and know exactly what it really means, is it still a deception? Let’s consider some of the lies on dating sites that are so common everyone – even people who have never gone to a dating site – know exactly what they really mean: There are plenty of others – the point is, when we read these statements on online dating sites, we know instantly what they really mean.
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What woman wouldn’t use a word synonymous with Marilyn Monroe?