I am in a relationship, so this doesn't apply to me much, but I have several friends who seem to do this and I am just curious. Plus, I think most people do this to a certain degree anyway. The question is, do you generally expect people to overpresent themselves at clubs? For example, if somebody is clad in designer clothes, do you assume they can afford a luxurious lifestyle overall? Some of my friends are very good at overpresenting themselves, so that when they go to clubs, they look a lot richer, attractive, or powerful than they really are. They rarely pick up girls, but I am wondering how it works out when they do pick up some girls, and they get to their place or even just their car and find out that it doesn't really measure up. I mean, do people expect this to be generally the case or are people constantly surprised by this sort of masquerading? The way some people dress and act at a club, you would think they make 100K+ a year and is some hot shot, go on cruises all the time or drop $50 on expensive dinners everyday. Whereas the truth is they make 50k and is too cheap to pay for a date's dinner. What's up with that? I guess it's all about feeling like you are somebody you wish you are, for a couple hours.