My boyfriend was very pleasantly surprised that I resembled my profile pictures
On our first date, I did wear at least as much make-up as I did in the profile pics taken at dressy events. Afterwards, I though I must have been in the uncanny valley- but there was a second date. We discussed it months afterwards- and I said it was because I wanted him to like me. And he said he liked me. And I replied that I liked him too.
I did wear a nice dress in a flattering color and style that showed off my small waist...but it also had cap sleeves that showed off my big arms, which in all the pics I did cover with long loose sleeves/shawl/other people
Hey, it was a very hot day- usually I do not turn on the AC for another month, yet I had to turn it on later that day. So it was one huge risk I took that I had not taken before. To this day, he has not said anything about my arms.
The Latina part I advertised from the beginning. He was afraid I may be fake at first due to too many fake profiles on eHarmony belonging to that demographic. Otherwise, he had no problems with it per se. Sadly, not all fellows are as gentlemanly as he is.
Previous longest relationship
did not come up till date 5- since I had stated that I had made it to the 5th date before, but that I had simply not been in a long-term relationship
long or serious enough for marriage to be discussed. I do not even recall the exact number of dates I had in my second longest dating
experience (or what counts as a date, since a few were group outings or meeting up at an anime convention)- just that they were spread out through 6 months, and that I have to use two hands in order to count them. Boyfriend does not mind. Many people have told me that if I made it that far with a person, it shows that I am desirable- while at the same time not being a serial monogamist. Still highly tempting to have put "between 6 months and a year" had POF broken it down that way, though.
In other words, deceit would be if:
A) Emma had photoshopped the arms of a thin-armed woman on her profile pics.
B) Claudia had stated that she was a 7th generation American of British ancestry- and had somebody else speak on the phone for her just in case the men from the dating
site needed a phone call prior to having a first date.
C) Suzanne had written that her longest relationship
was 18 months, that marriage had been discussed, and that it ended because her boyfriend had died in a car accident.
Not so much the cases I described.