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Lies Men Tell Women

Updated on January 16, 2020
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes articles that are interesting to her readers.

Man telling a lie
Man telling a lie

It is a common practice for people to cross their fingers behind their back when telling a lie as seen in the photo above. They know they are lying, but the person they are talking to thinks they are telling the truth.

According to research, a lot of men lie to women for a number of reasons. Listed below are the categories of common lies men tell women. These are some of the same reasons women lie to men.

(Click on the article in the box at the bottom to read about the common lies women tell men).

Kevin Hart with wife Eniko
Kevin Hart with wife Eniko | Source

Men lie about their height. If a man is just an inch or two under six feet tall, he will usually claim to be a six-footer especially if the woman he admires is tall. Some men like to be taller than their spouse.

There are a lot of celebrities men who are comfortable with their height and do not lie about it. One man who comes to mind and even jokes about his height is actor and comedian Kevin Hart. He is 5′ 4.″ His wife, Eniko is 5′ 7″ tall.

The other man who doesn't lie about his height is journalist George Stephanopoulos. He is 5′ 5″ and his comedian wife Ali Wentworth is 5′ 7″ tall.

It is more common for a man to lie about his height than about his weight. He doesn't lie about his weight as often.

George Stephonolous and wife Ali Wentworth
George Stephonolous and wife Ali Wentworth | Source

Men lie about being lost. They usually hate to ask anyone for direction especially if a woman is sitting next to him in the car. It is like admitting that he is incompetent. Therefore, he will drive many miles out of his way because he doesn't want to stop and ask for direction. It is good that most modern cars have a Global Positioning System. If men still get lost, he will blame it on his GPS.

Men lie about knowing what is wrong with the car. They believe to admit that they don't know is an admission of being unmanly or inadequate.

Men lie about their past romances. They do not tell the truth. Either they up the number or they will downplay the number of past relationships. They also lie that they don't mind that their mate had a romantic past.

Men Playing Basketball
Men Playing Basketball | Source

While women lie that they like sports when they don't, men lie about their sports ability. So they fabricate a lot and say they were the team star even if they just sat on the bench during the games.

Men lie about being not being afraid. More men than women are afraid of flying. Instead of admitting they are afraid, men often make up excuses why they shouldn't fly. Instead of flying, they might say, "I'd rather take the scenic route."

Some men would rather lie about losing their job than telling the truth. There have been stories about men leaving their home in the morning and going back late in the evening to avoid telling their spouse that they are no longer employed. They hope to find another one before their mate finds out the truth.


  • Men rather lie than tell a woman they do not like what she is wearing.
  • Men do not admit to being anxious overcalling a woman for a date.
  • Men lie to women about their health. If they are ill, they seldom admit it.
  • Men lie that they lie at all.

These are just a few of the common lies men tell women. You might not agree with some of them. And then, you might have others to add. If so, please leave a remark in the comments section below.

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Justsilvie, love your humor about any man in his right mind will lie in a second. Thanks for reading and responding.

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      10 years ago

      Nice Hub!

      "Men lie about lying". This is the big one, because nothing makes a man madder than to be a called a liar, even when he and you both know he is doing it.

      Face it sometimes we are glad they do... as in "does my butt look fat/flat in these pant"? Any man in his right mind will lie in a second. *smile*

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Claudin_Dayo, you are absolutely right about this. It is good to know what men would do so we can be prepared for it.

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      10 years ago from Southeast Asia

      it's a really a good thing that I've read about this, so informative! =)

      but I'd prefer an honest man who'd choose to tell the truth

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Troyjones345: Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope you read my companion article:

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      10 years ago from Fredericksburg,va

      we only lie cause we care about yall. And if we dont lie then that means we dont care.=)

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Treasuresofheaven and jagandelight: Thanks, Ladies, for reading and commenting.

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      10 years ago from Florida

      interesting hub but truth anyway. thanks, you made me laugh.

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      Sima Ballinger 

      10 years ago from Michigan

      Well, I came here first. The one about 'being lost' - I know a man that does it all the time. Very interesting hub. I'll head on over the the women lies........

      Very entertaining.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      10 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Dian'swords4u: I am so glad you posted a comment on this article. There are more responses on my companion article "Lies Women Tell Men" than on this one. It is amazing that women are reading about the lies women tell men instead of the lies men tell women. I guess women want to see if their lie is included.

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      10 years ago from North Carolina

      So very true. I feel that these lies are the beginnings of a very poor relationship because if they will lie to you about these things, what else will they lie to you about. Thus the trust issue. Good hub


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