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In fact, a 2010 OKCupid report found that 20 percent of its users said they made more money than they really did, presumably to make themselves seem more appealing.So what are the implications of indicating you don't want to reveal your salary — or of leaving that section blank, like I did?
"When I read that a man is making only ,000, I am turned off," she says. "Absolutely not." On the other hand, Abbamonte generally doesn't believe a guy when he says he makes over 0,000, since there isn't any way to verify that people are giving accurate estimates of their income.
I've yet to see a man discount going out with a woman because she makes too much or not enough for him." But the statistics suggest otherwise.
A survey by the dating site found that women who indicate they make upward of 0,000 are most likely to be contacted by a man.
Most girls probably wouldn't want that anyway." But years later, Falkinstein is making ,000 and he still doesn't list his income. Why some of us choose not to go there There are a few reasons why I don't list my salary on my profile — and rarely look at my dates' incomes. Anyone could google my name and see that I've written about being in debt.
"I changed my 'About me' section to say I'm an attorney. But, on a practical level, I'm a freelance writer and editor, so my salary fluctuates and I'm never sure what I make each year until tax time rolls around.