In addition to what PPs have said, I might inform the administrators of the site about your experience. Different sites will handle this differently, of course, and many won't do anything at all. However, if it is one of the few that takes an active interest, you might give them a heads up about the fraud being perpetrated on their site -- and you just might save another young woman from going through the same uncomfortable experience.
This is really a stretch. It's human nature to kid oneself about one's appearance and about the aging process. I thoroughly doubt that this man's motive was to perpetrate fraud; he's just insecure and trying to put his best food forward, in an awkward way. I bet half the people on any given site are prevaricating about height, weight, salary, age, marital status, you name it. It goes with the territory.
I don't think any 'young woman' willing to do online rel@tionship-seeking in the first place is going to be so traumatized by finding out that a blind date is older than expected that it's worth turning informant on the guy or attempting to have him sanctioned and scrutinized.
As a 'young woman' who is currently doing the online dating
thing, I'm not quite sure what you mean by this, could you clarify?
I'm not going to be 'traumatized' by someone lying, but I am going to be annoyed, to have wasted time and energy, possibly have got my hopes up for no good reason and, well, I'll have been lied to!
Of course we all put our most flattering photos up there and try to emphasise the best things about our character, but outright deception and blatant misrepresentation is really something else altogether. The old view of online dating
and all the old jokes were based around the idea that someone could post a photo of a model and claim to be a 25 year old multi-millionaire airline pilot when in fact they're a 70 year old fantasist. The dating
sites are pretty serious about combating that particular stereotype and I completely understand why.
I'd report him.