Massachusetts women are among those most likely to lie about meeting their partner online. Credit: Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images
Two in five American adults date online or use dating apps, but according to a new report Massachusetts women are the least likely to admit it.
The dating website WhatsYourPrice.com yesterday released its report “Online Dating: The Dirty Little Secret,” which showed that Massachusetts is fifth in the nation for couples who lie about meeting online.
Instead of being up front about how their relationships blossomed, 58 percent of residents claim to have met “through mutual friends” when trying to cover up an Internet-arranged romance, according to the report.
The biggest liars were between the ages of 25 and 34, and Bay State women were more likely to lie than men about meeting someone online.
Men are more aggressive when it comes to seeking out dates, with a weekly “initial messaging” average of 15 notes sent, more than two times higher than that of women.