The below study reminds me of a Chris Rock stand up routine highlighting the different way men and women lie. The Chris Rock video is below.
The findings in the study follow the video.
From the Scotsman Online (I bolded the entire excerpt because, well it’s pretty eye opening):
NINETEEN out of 20 women admit lying to their partners or husbands, a survey on attitudes to truth and relationships has found.
Eighty-three per cent owned up to telling “big, life-changing lies”, with 13 per cent saying they did so frequently.
Half said that if they became pregnant by another man but wanted to stay with their partner, they would lie about the baby’s real father.
Forty-two per cent would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, no matter the wishes of their partner.
And an alarming 31 per cent said they would not tell a future partner if they had a sexual disease: this rises to 65 per cent among single women.
The study found that lying was so addictive for women, it was a drug, they simply could not stop. And this was not some small 100 person sample group. The survey questioned 5,000 women, average age 38, across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland…
In the poll of 5,000 women for That’s Life! magazine, 45 per cent said they told “little white lies” most days. The favourite untruth was “of course you don’t look fat”, with “these shoes were only 10” in second place.
Jo Checkley, the editor of That’s Life! , said that while many women now lied to avoid hurting their partner’s feelings, covering up the truth about a baby could have far more damaging consequences.
She said: “Modern women just can’t stop lying, but they do it to stop hurting other people’s feelings. It could be argued that these little white lies simply make the world go round a little more smoothly. But to tell a man a baby is his when it’s not, or to deliberately get pregnant when your partner doesn’t want a baby, is playing Russian roulette with other people’s lives.”
Top ten list of lies women told were as follows:
- “Of course you don’t look fat!”
- “These shoes were only 10.”
- “The bus/train was late.”
- “I’ve got a headache.”
- “I’ve only had one drink.”
- “That dress looks good on you.”
- “The cheque’s in the post.”
- “You look ten years younger.”
- “You’re wonderful in bed.”
- “I love you.”