When I exited the building he opened his car door and stood up. He was shirtless. He had an extremely and obnoxiously muscular physique and apparently he wanted me to see it. His mom Facetimed him in the middle of our date. He had a several minute conversation about how his day was then turned the phone around and introduced us. Met a guy for the first time at Starbucks.
Your friends and relatives won't help you when it comes to online dating, as they see as much as you - what your chat mate allows you to see.
Once again, no one can prevent you from lying when it comes to online dating. You can make up any story that will make you more interesting for you prospective partners, and you can pick the best picture.