Online dating is truly so popular these days that you can even see them being advertised on television.

(MORE: Online Dating: Women Want Younger Men) And, according to the Pew poll, more daters expect that the people they meet on the site will lie about themselves.

Faking any part of an online-dating profile, however, may be a shortsighted strategy.

Sure, you may get the attention you want initially, but eventually a match is bound to discover your lies.

And even if the lies aren’t immediately discoverable — such as not being truthful about previous marriages or a desire to have children, for example — those types of lies can do long-term damage to a relationship, says clinical psychologist and relationship expert Michelle Golland.

If you're single and available these days, "only" the people around you know that you are.

It would also be interesting if you'll try online dating as long as you are careful..course, you can't trust anyone online unless you had communicated with him or her for a long period of time.

Usually, these free dating sites are generally lenient when it comes to the members who want to join. Some dating sites today, especially the paid ones will ask specific questions and if you are really serious about meeting your special someone online then this is not a burden for you to answer several questions.

After selecting the right dating site, you might also consider the fact that you might be attracted to a single person who lives from a different country.

It would really be a good idea to know first the "kind of person" whom you are dating online through constant communication before giving up any information about yourself.