Lies Women Tell Men

Woman lying with fingers crossed behind her back

It is a common practice to cross your fingers behind your back when you lie. You know you are lying, but the person you are talking to thinks you are telling the truth.
It is a common practice to cross your fingers behind your back when you lie. You know you are lying, but the person you are talking to thinks you are telling the truth.

According to research a lot of women lie to men for a number of reasons. Listed below are the categories of common lies women tell men. (Women: Don't get angry. There is an article on common lies men tell women also).

Women lie about their job. It is not uncommon for women to lie to men about where they work or what they do for a living. They lie either because they know they have a better job than the man and they don't want to intimidate the man to the point that they run off. On the other hand, the woman might have such a meager job that she is embarrassed to let the man know because he might think she doesn't measure up to his standards.

Both men and women tell each other lies

Women lie about their education. Many women lie about their education. They either build it up or play it down, depending on the situation. This lie about education is told to men because women don't want education to be a stumbling block in their relationship.

Women lie about their age. Some women lie about their age. The message in America today is "Young is better." Therefore, some women constantly lie about their age to men if they can get away with it. The word "old" and "middle-aged" are dirty words to women.

Women lie about their weight. Women often lie about their weight. They not only lie to men about it, but they also lie to other women about it and to themselves. Some women sense to get on a scale and keep telling themselves that they weight what they used to weight years ago; the weight that is on their driver's license.

Women lie about their relationship with other women. Women lie about the depth of their friendship with other women because men often become jealous of such friendships.

Women lie about past relationships with men. Women lie about their past romances. The reason: 'Too many men have the attitude that a woman with a long romantic and sexual past is not the girl they want to bring home to Mom." Women know this and tell lies about it to the men they think they might have a future with.

Women lie about their strengths. Women lie about how helpless they are. Most men feel uncomfortable with super-secure women. So women play down how capable they are, or how well they can take care of themselves. They exaggerate or fabricate their weaknesses.

Women lie about money spent on clothes and things to improve their appearance. Women lie about the time and money they spend on their appearance. Most women spend much more time and money on cosmetics, beauty parlors, jewelry and perfume than they are willing to admit to men. The prices women have to pay for beauty are just incomprehensible to men.

For Women Only

Have you ever lied about at least one of the items listed in this article?

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For Men Only

Has a woman ever lied to you about at least one of the items listed in this article?

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Women lie about enjoying sports. Today just as many women as men love sports. But just in case a woman doesn't like the sports her mate likes, she will lie to men about enjoying sports. A lot of women will swear they love baseball, football or hockey when, in fact, they don't. They lie because they think it's something men want to hear.

Women lie about enjoyment in the bedroom. Rather than hurting their mate's feelings, many women lie to men about how they feel after making love.

These are just a few of the common lies women tell men. You might not agree with some of them. And then, you might have others to add. If so, please leave a comment to let me know you were here.

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cceerpp 5 years ago from Ghana

Wow! I'll be watching out for these tricks and lies when I engage in a pretty serious relationship. Thanks for this hub.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

cceerpp, thanks for reading and sharing. And yes, watch out for those untruths that might come across your path.


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loseweightmama 5 years ago from Maine

Interesting hub. I've seen this before in many women. It makes me grateful that I am with a man who loves me the way I am.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

loseweightmama, you are truly blessed to be with a man who loves you the way you are. It is good that you and your husband don't have to put up with the lies and dcceit. Thanks for reading and posting a comment.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Great hub and you list some excellent and valid examples of how women lie to men. I can honestly say I have only ever been guilty of having lied about the last one though, so I actually feel quite good about myself right now :)


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

mistyhorizon2003: Thanks for reading and commenting even to the extent of being honest about the last one. Glad to know you are feeling good about yourself in reference to that last category.


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mistyhorizon2003 5 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

LOL, no, what I meant was I felt good about myself for only being guilty of ONE of the list. The last one I don't feel too guilty about either though, as sometimes it is nicer not to hurt someone's feelings which is just plain cruel.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

mistyhorizon2003: Thanks for the clarification!


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

We do?! Hmmh... you are sharing our secrets. lol. :)


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Lady_E: That shows what I'll do for a few pennies :0) So women shouldn't tell me their secrets because I will sell them out! I also told the men's secrets in a similar article.

http://hubpages.com/relationships/Common-Lies-Men-


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Dian'swords4u 5 years ago from North Carolina

Again another good hub. It is the same thing. If women will lie about these types of things, what else we they lie about and thus the trust issue. Good hub.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

Dian'swords4u: You are exactly right. A lie begets a lie. Thanks for reading and commenting.


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soneblom 5 years ago from South Africa

Great hub! You so right about those lies, many woman do this and then cry when the man gets tired of not being able to trust her........


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Treasuresofheaven 5 years ago from Michigan

Hey, looks like women tell more kinds of lies than men. Well anyway, you did call me out on one..... You don't know who to believe. Our sensitivities to lies has now been heightened.

Thanks for the hub, nice work!


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

soneblom,your comment is exactly right.


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CDL Career Coach 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Got me on the weight... I always let them guess and then just say "thank you" cause they always guess less than I really weigh... maybe we've all trained them to see a different number when they look at us!?


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

CDL Career Coach, yes, the weight seems to be the one that some women lie about.


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jamiecoins 5 years ago from ireland

great hub


Justsilvie 5 years ago

"Rather than hurting their mate's feelings, many women lie to men about how they feel after making love."

The thing is many men know they do... And we wonder why relationships flounder.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

jamiecoins and Justsilvie, thanks so much for reading and responding.


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briannecrystal 5 years ago

I can definitely agree with these 'lies'. I may not necessarily follow any of these myself, but I can totally see and understand why some women do this...I try to be as honest as I can with my partner though.


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA Author

briannecrystal, welcome to HubPages and thanks for reading and responding to this article.

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