However, the lies were merely about weight for women – who claimed to be eight pounds lighter – and height for men, who tended to make themselves two inches taller.2.Men spend more time looking at the pictures than reading profiles Research company Answer Lab conducted a study tracking eye movement in people reading online dating profiles.So most people aren't exactly on their phones for an hour and a half straight looking to meet new people. "I would say that 10 hours per week is a bit much," online dating consultant, Stacy Karyn, tells Bustle.
"If you spend more time than that, you end up turning online dating into your part-time job.
There's a big difference between what the dating sites want us to do and what actually helps us meet the love of our lives. By turning it into one, we are only hurting ourselves. Wyatt Fisher suggests spending roughly 30 minutes on the app several times a week.
"The only thing you need to be successful is consistency and patience." Focus on sending a specific number of messages a day and limit the amount of times you log on.
Answer all the messages that need your response, send out a few new ones, and don't log back on until the next day.
"It can give you a chance to know one another online before deciding to take the budding relationship offline," Fisher tells Bustle."I advise clients who are managing their own accounts to log in every day through the week (M-F), spending a half an hour minimum.