Online Dating Survey Reveals 46 Percent of Columbus Males Lie About Having Kids

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A Father’s Day survey conducted by revealed that 1 in 3 men nationwide lie about having kids on their online dating profiles. Approximately 46 percent of Columbus men surveyed lied about their kids, making Columbus the top ranked city for “Lying Fathers.”

Dating a single parent requires more commitment, so fathers often lie on their profiles in order to attract more singles.

Father’s Day is a time for men to celebrate fatherhood and their role as a parent—that is, unless they are online dating. surveyed 13,587 members nationwide in order to determine the relationship between fatherhood and online dating.

When male users logged onto the website, they were asked, “Do you have any kids?” Their answers were then cross-referenced with the information submitted on their profiles. Based on these results, nearly 1 in 3 men (34 percent) nationwide lied about having kids on their online-dating profiles.

Of all the cities surveyed, Columbus ranked the highest nationally—46 percent of Columbus members surveyed lied about having children on their online dating profiles.

The study discovered a direct correlation between age and honesty—the younger the father, the more likely he will lie. In fact, approximately 52 percent of men were under the age of 30.

The most common lie? Men claiming to not have kids, when in actuality, they do.

Top Cities with Lying Fathers
1.     Columbus, OH – 46 Percent
2.     Indianapolis, IN – 44 Percent
3.     Pittsburgh, PA – 43 Percent
4.     Kansas City, MO – 40 Percent
5.     Detroit, MI – 40 Percent
6.     Little Rock, AK – 39 Percent
7.     Tulsa, OK – 38 Percent
8.     Wichita, KS – 36 Percent
9.     Albuquerque, NM – 35 Percent
10.    Memphis, TN – 33 Percent

The site’s Founder and CEO, Brandon Wade, believes these lies are a reflection of society’s skewed perception of single parents.

“Fathers are initially reluctant to talk about their kids in fear of losing potential partners,” says Wade. “Dating a single parent requires more commitment, so fathers often lie on their profiles in order to attract more singles.”

For information regarding this study, or to schedule an interview with, please contact Leroy Velasquez at (702) 635-2440 or Press(at)WhatsYourPrice(dot)com.

About is the only online dating website where first dates are bought and sold, and has been featured on such outlets as the New York Times, CNN, Anderson and the Huffington Post. was founded by Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of a number of successful niche online dating websites in April 2010. The website has over 650,000 members worldwide, 74% of which are located within the United States.

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