1 in 1.81
The odds a male online dater will lie about his height on his profile are 1 in 1.81 (US, 2008).
Catalina L. Toma, Jeffrey T. Hancock, Nicole B. Ellison.. Separating Fact From Fiction: An Examination of Deceptive Self-Presentation in Online Dating Profiles. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. August 2008;34(8):1023-1036.
CALCULATION(S) BY BOOK OF ODDS BASED ON
Book of Odds calculation based on data from Pew Research Center. Madden M, Lenhart A. Online Dating. Pew Internet & American Life Project. March 5, 2006.
Population Estimates Program [Internet]. U.S. Census Bureau; Available from: http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.php
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Odds more likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 3.42, are rounded to three significant digits. Odds less likely than 1 in 10, such as 1 in 420.4, are rounded to four significant digits. Trailing zeros after the decimal point are dropped for readability, even though they may still be significant.
Odds you’ll see: 1 in 4.26; 14.5; 143; 5,230; 433,200
Odds you won’t see: 1 in 2.412; 63.042; 425,242c