Do Men Lie More?

   By drodriguez  May 19, 2010

The next time you feel like a man is lying to you, you may want to remember the following statistics.  A new poll coming out of the U.K.'s Science Museum reveals that men tell lies more often than women.  On top of telling lies more frequently, the survey shows that men suffer less guilt from lying as well.

A recent article frommagazine discusses the results of the survey.  According to the poll, men tell an average of 3 lies a day and women lie about twice a day.  When you look at the numbers over a longer period of time you'll see men appear to be much bigger liars than women, telling 1,092 lies a year to a woman's 728. 

Unfortunately for us, it is the moms that are lied to the most.  Both men and women admit that they lie to their mothers more than anyone else in their lives.  Interestingly, only 10 percent of people say they lie to their spouses.  Most women (82 percent) report a feeling of guilt after telling a fib while only 70 percent of men say they suffer any guilt.

So what are all of these men lying about?  One of the top lies men tell others is that they did not have a lot of alcohol to drink.  Some other lines that made the top ten are "Nothing's wrong, I'm fine", "I'm on my way", and "You've lost weight."  Some of the top things women lie about are "Nothing's wrong, I'm fine" and "It wasn't that expensive." 

What do you think of the new poll revealing that men lie more often than women?

Do you agree with these findings?

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Itty_Bitty by Itty_Bitty | Gladstone, MO
Jul 14, 2010

I was actually surpried that men lie more than women. Think about it, they really don't care about the feelings of others, so why lie? Thats why they have less guilt tho Actually the fact that mothers are lied to the most, is heartbreaking, I have 6 children lol

camroth by camroth | Rothschild, WI
Jun 06, 2010

There is no doubt me lie more than woman. The funny thing is a lot of them are lousy liars!

Sotheary by Sotheary | Placentia, CA
Jun 01, 2010

Think it depends on the person.

spanky010281 by spanky010281 | madison, WI
May 25, 2010

women lie just as much as men

momagarry by momagarry | MILWAUKEE, WI
May 25, 2010

I think men lie more because they are always hiding something.

hippychick by hippychick | HARTFORD CITY, IN
May 25, 2010

My mom always said there isn't one man alive that won't lie or cheat on you if they think they can get away with it. I beleived her.

centrej by centrej | WALLA WALLA, WA
May 25, 2010

I think men lie to get what they want (like sex) instead of thinking what the consequences will be. Men will lie about anything, especially if they know their wives will get mad about it. Nowadays, american culture shows that it's ok to cheat, lie, steal, and be a jerk because you can be the next reality star, while women will be naked to get some kind of attention. There doesn't seem to be any guilt or lack of respect for liars. Look at the White House crashers, they lied, and they are still getting attention and possibility a TV show.

je445709 by je445709 | WAHIAWA, HI
May 24, 2010

I think that it is based off of the person but in general I think men do lie more

julecoc by julecoc | Ada, OK
May 24, 2010

I don't know if I would trust the results of surveys because people can lie on them!! It might be that women lie more- so they cover it up on surveys ;) but I will say my momma was the one I lied to the most out of everyone in my life, and my spouse I lied to the least so that much of correct.

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
May 24, 2010

i say its about even. though mmcriswell & shaghk basically hit it on the nail with what i think...

firewife04 by firewife04 | Frackville, PA
May 22, 2010

I find it hard to believe studies that are conducted on topics such as lying because people may lie about the amount of lies they actually tell. They may minimize how much they actually lie. I believe women tell more white lies than men because we ask more questions of each other such as how do I look, how's my hair, etc.

mmcriswell by mmcriswell | Conway, AR
May 21, 2010

I so agree. Men to tell more lies than women and they even do stupid stuff to cover the lies they have already told.

SMUDD85 by SMUDD85 | Las Vegas, NV
May 21, 2010

Definately would agreee that lie more. They are less emotional overall than women so it makes them a little harder to read thus, leading to them getting away with lying a little more.

shoemaker616 by shoemaker616 | JEANNETTE, PA
May 21, 2010

I can always tell when my husband and even my children are lying. I am pretty perceptive and my husband is a terrible liar!!!!

mardel by mardel | SCHAUMBURG, IL
May 21, 2010

Of course they lie more because they think they are smarter than women! They may be good lairs but women are better detectives!