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News Flash: Men Are Bigger Liars

After scrutinizing 2,000 Britons, researchers found that in general, men lie twice as much as women. On average, they lie six times a day and women lie "just" three times a day.

The most common lie told by both men and women is, "Nothing's wrong. I'm fine." Men, however, tend to lie about how much they've had to drink, and women lie about how much they spent shopping.

Although 83 percent of adults said they can tell if their significant other is lying, body language expert Richard Newman thinks most people can't tell what signs to look for. "They assume that if someone is hiding the truth," he says, "they would hide their face and avoid eye contact. In fact, the opposite is true. Liars usually do everything they can to convince you of the truth, sitting still and looking at you to watch your reaction."

Now I'm trying to think if I've lied yet today . . .

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nancita nancita 7 years
That's funny about "Nothing's wrong; I'm fine." It's like saying "how are you?" -- so common I forget its true meaning and that's it's actually a lie. Meanwhile, my boyfriend and I have reached a relationship milestone I've never achieved before: we can both almost always tell when the other one is lying. It makes thing easier, if less sneaky.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 7 years
and birds go tweet
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
what an idiotic study.
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I definitely don't lie on a daily basis, nor does my boyfriend. It's funny, even if I encourage him to tell a white lie, like to his boss, saying that he couldn't get to run whatever file he wanted because the internet crapped out at our apartment again, when in reality, he decided not to run the thing because it was pointless. He never does, and always tells the truth. I never want him to get in trouble though :) I don't lie, people see right through that sh*t anyway, so I don't see a point. Oh, and when something is wrong, you can bet your bottom dollar I don't go and pretend things are peachy. Instead of saying "no, nothing is wrong", I will say "Yes, something is wrong. I am having a bad day, but I'd rather not discuss it".
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
"The most common lie told by both men and women is, "Nothing's wrong. I'm fine." I can see why...who wants to unload their troubles on people all the time. I use to be guilty of this line a lot but now I just tell the truth, but not necessarily what's bothering me. I just say yeah but it's not something I want to discuss right now. I think by saying this it shows some trust depending on who you're talking to and if they offer an ear when and if you do want to talk it shows you they really care so in that moment a bond was just strengthened.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
nothing bugs me more than "nothing is wrong, i'm fine" if you were "fine" you wouldn't be crying at work, you loser i don't think i lied yet today but i lied yesterday when i accidentally cut someone off a conference call and pretended the phone did it...but it was a white lie, nothing serious
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