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Do Men Lie More?

Do Men Lie More?

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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  • llogan94 By llogan94
    05.19.10  

    IF this is true and then that is why they have to deal with "scorn of a woman."

  • BeckyJane By BeckyJane
    05.19.10  

    I truly find it hard to believe that men lie more than women, however, the lack of morality in the countries today can make it true. Men travel more than women, they proably lie to their clients, business partners, wives, girlfriends, even their pastors if they go to church.

  • Orchid25 By Orchid25
    05.19.10  

    I think it just seems like they lie more because they aren't good liars, you can tell when men lie.. either by the stupid little smirk on their face or how they can't keep the lie covered up very long.

  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    05.19.10  

    Yes, but I want to know...are they good liars....I think not!

  • marti3276 By marti3276
    05.19.10  

    I can tell, usually, when a man is lying. It is harder with a woman. But I also can usually tell when my teen is lying.

  • oceanairy By oceanairy
    05.19.10  

    It is a shame that anyone should feel that they would have to lie to their significant other!!! I can't lie to my husband b/c I smile from ear to ear!! We could be in a big fight and he asks me something and I giggle b/c I just cant lie to him! I wish we were all like that.

  • oceangirl1 By oceangirl1
    05.19.10  

    There is an old saying once a liar always a liar !

  • gina35 By gina35
    05.20.10  

    My husband is not a very good liar,I can always tell when he lies, I just never say anything because he always tells on himself. He told me one of his friend installed his car stereo, two weeks later we went for a drive and passed this car stereo shop he told me, that is where I got my car stereo installed. I gave him that look and he just droped his head. He knew he had been caught.

  • LoopyLooop By LoopyLooop
    05.20.10  

    Chris Rock said it best. "Men tell the most lies, women tell the biggest lies."

  • mommaduck By mommaduck
    05.20.10  

    interesting, i know my husband has to fib all the times. he works at a middle school and well you know kids, they dont want to tell the truth. My husband i feel is very honest so i would not say he lies to me at all. or at least i hope he doesnt

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