She believes that lying about her age gives her a better chance at attracting the kind of guy she wants.
She wants to be messaged by guys of a certain age range.
Perhaps she was initially honest about her age when she first joined the dating website.
However, she may have noticed that she wasn’t getting messages from the kind of guys that she wanted to hear from.
For example, if she is a woman in her early forties, she may have initially been honest about her age on the dating website.
However, she may have continuously received messages from men who were too old for who she wants to meet or men who were way too young for who she wants to meet.
These men could easily have had an age difference with her of ten years or more, older or younger.
In essence, her age may have put her in a tricky spot on a dating website.
She is getting messages, but she is getting those messages from the extremes.
She may want someone who is more in the middle.
Being a woman in her early forties, she may want to receive messages from men who are no more than five years older than her and no less than five years younger than her.
However, she may have found that she continues to receive messages from men of the wrong age ranges for her.
As a result, she may choose to lie about her age in order to get messages from men who fit the age range that she wants.
She may lie by stating that she is in her mid to late thirties instead of early forties.
She is hoping that by doing this, she will be able to get messages from guys who are more within the age range of what she is looking for.
In a scenario like this, she didn’t initially want to lie about her age on a dating website.
However, being that she has repeatedly received messages from men that are way above or below the age range that she is looking for, she chose to change tactics by lying about her age.
In another example, there may be a younger woman who chooses to lie about her age on a dating website.
She may be a woman in her early twenties.
She may be getting messages from men across all ages.
However, the majority of her messages may be coming from guys her age.
She may not have had very good experiences with guys her age in the real world.
Perhaps she just kept finding that they weren’t ready to settle down.
They always seemed to just want to party or hook up with multiple girls.
She may have gotten fed up with this in the real world and decided to join a dating website as a result.
Perhaps she now believes that she would be better off finding a guy who is five to ten years older than her.
She may believe that men within this age range are a lot more ready to settle down and be faithful.
In order to increase the frequency of messages from older guys that are within her desired age range on the dating website, she may have chosen to lie about her age by adding another five or so more years to it.
She is worried that if she stuck to her real age on the dating website, she would just have a repeat of what she has experienced in the real world.