This study investigates the intricate dynamics of self-presentation and deception in the realm of online dating, with Tinder as the central focus. Our research question, "How do Tinder users' motivations influence self-representation and deception in online dating?" guides this comprehensive study. To explore this question, qualitative research methods were employed. We conducted a thematic analysis on data collected from diverse online forums and communities related to online dating and Tinder. The thematic analysis allowed us to identify recurring patterns and themes, shedding light on the psychological motivations and implications intertwined with self-presentation and deception. Our preliminary findings reveal six significant facets within the online dating landscape: (1) Motivation, (2) Self-Presentation, (3) Emotional Impact, (4) Superficial Judgment, (5) Deceptive Practices, and (6) Online Dating's Wider Impact. These findings not only resonate with existing literature on online dating behaviors but also unveil previously unexplored nuances in this digital domain. This research contributes to the evolving field of cyberpsychology, offering valuable insights into human behavior in the digital age. Furthermore, it holds practical implications for fostering ethical and authentic practices within the realm of online dating, promising a foundation for future research and transformative applications in this dynamic domain.