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Dear Poll: Do You Tell Your Friends What They Want to Hear?

He's Just Not That Into You has been out for a week now, but I can't seem to get it out of my head! The clips in the beginning of the movie, where the women make excuses as to why the guy didn't call, were actually my favorite part. They come up with every reason in the book, ranging from "you're too pretty for him" to "he's waiting for you to call him"!

Though I happen to feel that honesty is the best policy, I'll admit that I've fibbed to my friends before to lessen the blow of the inevitable. What about you? Have you ever told a friend what she wanted to hear even though you knew the real answer was that he was just not that into her?

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sucraRush sucraRush 8 years
I am honest but I do it in a nicer way..
vmruby vmruby 8 years
No I wouldn't be much of a friend if I did. They know better than to expect anything else but the truth from me ....
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
well unless it's absolutely necessary, there is no harm in making them feel good about their decision. It does not really matter if you get hot and red about your pt of view, certain friend will decide to move forward with their decisions anyway. I just feel better to be in the supportive role and if they are determined to do something, good or bad, right or wrong, I will make them feel better about their decision. This of course, is with the exception of breaking the law or other risky behaviors. :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
That movie mad me sick when how much they lied about those trifling men. But I am honest... I will say he is no good.. But I don't listen tho when the truth is blasting at me... i admit it but it doesn't make an impact. The folly of love.
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
I wouldn't be a good friend if I did that. The truth hurts.
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
"He's using you" lol, why bother telling them anything. They won't listen.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'm honest.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
if someone is totally getting hurt and in a terrible relationship and need to be warned, i'm all about telling the truth. i don't mind the white lie to a degree when it comes to "of course he'll call" but i'm also very realistic so that only goes so far. but there's one notable time i lied and it was when i knew a friend cheated on his girlfriend (another good friend) with my other good friend...and they were broken up already and she was still going on and on about it and when she asked if i knew if he'd ever cheated on her, i lied, but i only did it because i knew it's what she NEEDED to hear...i was still getting over the fact that my bf cheated on me and i'm pretty sure she knew about it and never told me, so i just did the same for would NOT have made her feel better at the time. i'm happy she is still blissfully unaware and over him.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
same, skigurl -- "it depends". I can tell depending on who is asking what they want... some friends want my honesty, some want to hear what they want to hear, but I'm also very good at that softer honesty - tells them what they need to do but in a way that they will be receptive to the maybe hurtful truth.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
I'm usually honest :)
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I'm honest with my friends, but there's a way to be TACTFUL about it. There's no reason to be "brutally" honest with anyone. I have a friend who is honest, but pretty brutal. I never tell her anything anymore, because she's always condescending/sarcastic/overly critical of me. Some people may feel they need that, but that kind of attitude doesn't help me or the situation at all. Sure, the truth may be hard to hear, but you don't have to cut anyone down or beat anyone over the head with bad news/failure.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
I tell them the truth. My friends know not to come to me if they are not ready to hear exactly what I think.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
Nope, I tell them the truth. I'm their friend, right? I'm the lone one in the group that'll tell you want you NEED to hear. It's not always pretty, though. But, they know what to expect if they bring the info to me.
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
I certainly have in the past, but I don't anymore... I'm old enough now where I know the games we all play aren't worth the hassle and heartache, so I don't want to put my friends through that.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i need a "it depends" option! i am normally honest but sometimes i fib.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
No I'm honest.
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