SO, WHAT DO GUYS REALLY LIE ABOUT?
Ever wonder if your boyfriend really does think you look hot in that super snug LBD, or if he really doesn’t think your best friend is all that cute? We dug extra deep to reveal the ugly truth!
Researchers at the Science Museum, London, found that men tell twice as many lies as women! Surprised? The study went on to explain how men tell about six fibs a day on average, while us women come out with three. Totally intrigued by these facts, we conducted our own little experiment and asked 1,000 men to take our lie detector survey—giving honest answers to tricky Qs. These results will come in handy the next time it feels like your partner is fibbing—trust your gut (and these solid numbers)! Psst... we even got some of the guys to ’fess up and explain why they feel the need to lie about this stuff!
QUESTION: HAVE YOU EVER LIED ABOUT...
61% of guys have lied about how much something actually hurt them
“I hide this all the time because I’m not okay with other people getting a glimpse of my emotional side.”
53% of guys have lied about not having a girlfriend/wife
“In my defence, my GF at the time wanted to keep things quiet, and I didn’t feel the need to challenge her on that.”
49% of guys have lied about how much money they make
“I hate the idea of having someone judge me or my capabilities based on how much money I make.”
44% of guys have lied to a girl about their feelings to get her in bed.
“Guys lie because they lack confidence, especially when it comes to seducing a woman.”
52% of guys have lied about being heartbroken
“As far as I know, most men will always try to hide this side from the world.”
46% of guys have lied about cheating on their partner
“Guys tend to want everything without the hassle of judgment and responsibility—they’d rather just get away with stuff.”
38% of guys have lied about how many exes they’ve had
“I think most guys exaggerate their number, just to feel awesome about being an ‘alpha stud’.”
23% of guys have lied about how tall they are
“I think it’s because no one likes being rejected for something they have no control over. Plus, women love taller men!
39% of guys have lied about how much pain they’re in
“Everybody feels pain! But men are expected to be supermacho and so we’ve got to be Stallones-in-the-making.”
43% of guys have lied about their relationship status
“Well, mostly because being single makes you more attractive to everyone, in general.”
30% of guys have lied about their professional achievements
“It’s a morale booster when you’re feeling competitive towards someone and you don’t want them looking down on you.” —
35% of guys have lied to their girlfriend about
“Because no man wants his GF to feel insecure, even though no man wants to date a chubby girl either. It’s a fine line.”
30% of guys have lied to their GF about her bedroom skills
“Because I don’t want her to feel awkward or lose confidence—we can always work on it together.”
38% of guys have lied about not being attracted to their GF’s friends
“Because we’re trying to avoid the hassle of an argument, because it’s just not worth it.”
70% of guys have lied about where they are to their families/GFs/bosses
“Because I’m upto no good, or I just might want some space for a little bit.”
27% of guys have lied to their GF about her too-tight dress
“Because telling her it’s tootight or not flattering will lead to horrible repercussions later that night.”
82% of guys have lied to get out of doing something they didn’t want to do
“I think this one’s pretty self-explanatory. We hate running errands and we hate being nagged— this is the solution!
28% of guys have lied about their job
“Because saying you don’t have a fancy job, or a job at all, isn’t really gonna get the ladies to pay attention to you.”
— Swapnil, 25
58% of guys have lied about bad cell reception when they’re out with friends
“Becase guys need to get away from the constant smothering or possessive behaviour we are often subjected to.”
49% of guys have lied about checking out other women when they’re out with someone
“Men usually lie about this ’cause women don’t like the idea of us looking at other women—it’s a jealously trigger no one wants.”
18% of guys have lied about their cosmetic indulgences
“It’s only because men aren’t supposed to care about their skin and the way the look. Personally, I think that’s unfair.”
57% of guys have lied and pretended a girl really isn’t that pretty
“Good looking women are so used to having men ogle at them that it’s best to play it safe and be nonchalant, sparking her interest.”
27% of guys have lied about how old they are
“I either increase or decrease my age, depending on the age of the girl I’m trying to impress.”
38% of guys have lied about the number of women they’ve slept with
“Most probably because the girl I’m seeing might not be be okay with my ‘real’ number, and it could complicate things between us.”
61% of guys have lied and said they’ve done something that they were asked to do, but they actually hadn’t done it
“Because I might agree to it at first ’cause I don’t want to get into the argument with the person who requested it. I’ll just try to make it as far as I can without getting caught.”
52% of guys have lied and told a girl they’ll call her
“It’s probably because the guy has a few options waiting in queue, but he doesn’t know how to tell you straight up.”
59% of guys have lied about watching porn.
“I won’t be surprised if this is the most common lie men tell, because they feel their reputation is at stake and of course, women will judge them.”
She’d always wondered what a ‘human log’
He couldn’t let her have
the height advantage!
She knew she was treading the tight rope because she couldn’t pick between them...