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    When I am online using a dating site, I use a picture that is me, but is heavily airbrushed (I have a very nifty app on my phone).

    Is this ethical?
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    (Original post by Chadya)
    When I am online using a dating site, I use a picture that is me, but is heavily airbrushed (I have a very nifty app on my phone).

    Is this ethical?
    It's deceitful...
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    Why would you do that? It would be really awkward if you meet any of these people and you're nothing like they expected.
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    People who use filters and/or edit their photos are deceiving themselves and others.

    Don't be insecure with yourself.
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    (Original post by tashazzz)
    Why would you do that? It would be really awkward if you meet any of these people and you're nothing like they expected.
    I do use a picture of my genuine self, it's just edited to highlight me to my full potential.
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    (Original post by Chadya)
    I do use a picture of my genuine self, it's just edited to highlight me to my full potential.
    Well then you don't actually look like that. That's unethical, setting up dates under fale pretenses.
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    (Original post by Chadya)
    I do use a picture of my genuine self, it's just edited to highlight me to my full potential.
    So if you were to meet somebody in real life, would you be able to edit and highlight yourself to your full potential?
    Don't think so darling! It's better to put up a picture which realistically looks like you.
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    Probably no different to wearing make up.. And pretty obvious too if overdone..
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    (Original post by Chadya)
    I do use a picture of my genuine self, it's just edited to highlight me to my full potential.
    By artificial means...
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    (Original post by Chadya)
    I do use a picture of my genuine self, it's just edited to highlight me to my full potential.
    If someone showed me this picture:
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    I would never be able to identify the little girl in real life because it's gone beyond showing her 'full potential' and turned her into something she's not.
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    (I realise you're not a little girl, but it's a good example of how different edited pictures can look compared to the reality)

    It is deceiving people. I'm sure you wouldn't like it done to you. No point in exaggerating everything to make yourself look better online as you will have to show how you look without the editing if you decide to meet anyone from the site.
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