Looking For An Honest Man Or Woman? Don’t Go To D.C.

3/1/13 11:30AM EST

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Washington already has a crummy reputation, and honestly, so does online dating. You know what? If you’re dating online, and you’re from Washington, either move or start lying about your location. But… wait, wouldn’t that just throw you under the bus when it comes to this new study? Hmm. Better move then.

Before you just think I’m being an ass, let me explain. Whatsyourprice.com is a pretty big dating Web site that specializes in… well, date auctioning. That should be a piece of news on its own because that’s downright wrong. Anyway, you go and bid on hot days with hot people. And yes, it’s almost illegal because of anti-prostitution laws; but it’s not yet, so you’re free to find a hottie for $600 tomorrow night if you’d like. The Web site recently surveyed men and women around the country that both use and don’t use the Web site and found some interesting news.

D.C. is not only the infidelity capital of the US, it’s also the most dishonest city in the entire United States. I wonder if they’re being dishonest about that, too. A whopping 37 percent of men in the D.C. area are lying on their profiles. Usually it’s harmless stuff like career and education, and not number of kids, but still. That’s a lot of liars.

Here’s the top five list (Hint: don’t move there, ladies):

1. Washington D.C.
2. San Francisco
3. New York (not the whole damn state, at least)
4. Philadelphia
5. Miami

But ladies, you are definitely not off the hook. You lie too. Here are your top five lying cities (and you lie about more than men):

1. Vegas
2. Washington D.C.
3. Atlanta (lies about your WEIGHT, ladies? Tsk tsk)
4. Las Angeles
5. New York

The survey included almost 20,000 people, so these numbers are probably fairly accurate.

What’s sad about the whole thing is that 95 percent of men in Houston are honest and only 62 percent of women. Damn, that’s a lose-lose if I haven’t seen one before.

While I understand some people lie about some things because of insecurity or stupidity, I’m not sure why so many people lie about stupid crap like weight and height. I mean really, can’t someone just… look at you and figure out if you’ve fibbed or not? I mean, some people won’t notice, but some will, and they’ll immediately pin you as a liar. That’s so much worse than just telling the truth in the first place and never having to know if someone is only interested in you because you said that you were 5’4” on your profile and you’re actually 5’3”.

A young person’s advice, straight from my own experience: Stop being a douche bag to those who may love you forever. That’s exactly how you’re forever alone, and that’s exactly what you’re trying to avoid because you’re dating online, right? Just be honest if your eyes are brown and not green. In the end, the right person won’t care… OK, that’s a lie. They might care, but that’s what contacts are for.

 
13 comments
MikeJohnson8
MikeJohnson8

But Sikorsky, Pratt and EB employment are dwindling here.  Replace with Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun.

MikeJohnson8
MikeJohnson8

Ocean Beach is pretty good, especially if you like to play volleyball.  Misquamicut is the real beach.

Peter Haney
Peter Haney

The women can be most difficult to approach, date, and live with.

DanHager
DanHager

3,6,8,9,11, and 14 are true of me.

My mother, father, grandfather, and I, worked at Sikorsky at one point in our lives.

After prom, my date took me to a party in the woods, but I've never been much for that kind of thing.

My girlfriend lives in Torrington across from an old folks home and a drug den, and Waterbury was the closest city to me growing up.

Actually finding someone I knew wasn't as common as you'd think, but did happen.

I enjoy the aquarium, a lot more as an adult then when I was a kid. Damn belugas would always sneak up behind me and jump scare me as a kid.

Quassy was the closest amusement park, but I also remember Lake Compounce. Now I'm in reasonable proximity to go to Six Flags GA if I feel like it, back home the nearest Six Flags was a 2 1/2 hr drive into MA.

15...well, I kinda knew that. Chick-Fil-A are about as common in GA as D&D were in CT.

Laura Vitorio
Laura Vitorio

Not to mention highest taxes in the nation, and high prices! My husband and I moved here due to jobs from the Midwest. Big disappointment!  Drivers are much better and more courteous in other states I've been in! Speeding, tailgaiting, lack of signal use, hanging in the left lane. Shall I go on? People in general are just rude. And I am very tired of  UCONN!!  Beaches? You're kidding, right??  Can't wait to leave. 

Buster_Maloney
Buster_Maloney

Usually these CT Lists are pretty terrible, I have to say though, a lot of this list is pretty on point for me.

SteveSirica
SteveSirica

In Hartford county try finding someone who doesn't or hasn't worked in the insurance industry(Cigna, Aetna, The Hartford or United)...If you do they are probably from another part of the state.  

MitchTownsend
MitchTownsend

#8: You left out Winsted. 

Also: grinders, the Green Lady (Canton, Burlington), Mucke's hot dogs, calling someone a "raggy," fireworks at Ocean Beach, and hot lobster rolls with butter (not cold with mayo -- ugh).

TracyRowe
TracyRowe

um...I live in Torrington and it's a pretty nice place to live. You can't even begin to compare it to Waterbury and Bridgeport.

MargaretOKyttle
MargaretOKyttle

When it comes to employment in Connecticut. They forgot to mention they know someone who has worked for Electric Boat too. :)

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