In this thesis, impression management is investigated in the context of a mixed model dating or an online matchmaking followed by face-to-face interactions. Employing the bogus pipeline technique, in a controlled laboratory experiment designed to compare reports about oneself, participants were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: either believing that one’s information will later be verified by a second party (bogus pipeline condition) or not being made to believe that (control condition). All participants were asked to complete an online dating profile questionnaire where their personal information, such as height and weight was required. Comparing data between the two conditions, a statistically significant difference in reported Body Mass Index
(BMI) was found between the groups. That finding suggests that the bogus pipeline procedure employed evoked comparatively significantly more veridical information from participants in that condition, with respect to the control condition. Such results illustrate the potential effects of online daters’ anticipation of meeting offline in providing more empirically validated information to online dating websites. A hypothesis of perceived future expectancy disconfirmation, which would lead others to be dissatisfied if one creates expectations that will not be met, together with the desire to be honest as well as to be accepted in a romantic relationship predicts and explains the findings.