ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

WHY DO MEN LIE?

Updated on September 22, 2016
kmartel profile image

K.D. Martel is a writer, published author and artist working from her studio in the province of Québec, Canada.

Is it really lying or just stretching the truth?

Most men I have known would rather tell a little white lie or stretch the truth instead of just coming plain out and saying what they really wanted to say!

It is so difficult for them to tell the truth, especially when it comes to dating and relationships. They would rather jump off a bridge, get hit by a truck and lose a limb than simply say it like it is. Have we as women instilled so much fear in them that they have become genetically programmed to do this?

What comes to mind is dating, when you first meet a new guy and everything seems to click and he tells you that he will call you. You never hear from him again. Well, we think to ourselves, why couldn’t he just say to you at that moment that he didn’t feel any connection, it was nice meeting you and each go your separate ways? Was he afraid to death that you would take a fit, shoot him and feed you to piranhas? Maybe he was.

Sometimes, they do the same thing in relationships. You ask them a question, they answer off-handed or change the subject. Then, when you do find out the truth, they deny whatever it was, or tell you they misunderstood, forgot, or whatever they may dream up!

If you ask your husband or boyfriend their opinion on something that looks good (a piece of furniture, clothing, artwork) most likely than not, he will answer favourably to you as not to stir up any conflict or reaction. Often, he will not really give a rat’s furry behind on the object you are so interested in. Simple as that. He might be agreeing with you, but secretly saying to himself, “do I really care? I rather be mowing the lawn or watching football right now with a cold icy one.

My opinion is that it is a fact, and something most of us have to live with.


© 2009 K D Martel

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      ctbrown7 

      7 years ago

      I think all people lie to some degree--some more than others.

    • kmartel profile imageAUTHOR

      K D Martel 

      8 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

      did you read my two fantasy short stories here? Shandal and Reincarnation? Mixture of fantasy and Sci-Fi. Enjoy!

    • MickS profile image

      MickS 

      8 years ago from March, Cambridgeshire, England

      I guessed you might have said that about other hubs, I don't read hubs in series, it's a bit like magazines, if I pick up a mag and it has a sexist article in it, (stereotyping men or women, it's all offensive) I don't look for the previous, or next one, to give the other story, I judge on the article in hand.

      Profile pic sexist? it's a character out of a fantasy novel I'm 30k words into. On that, perhaps yours is sexist, but I would say it's a pic of a pretty, young woman about as old as my youngest daughter, but that would then make me sexist:-) Anyway, he's far from sexist, his name is Beron, a monk serving Rhainonn the Moon Goddess.

      Best

      Mick

    • kmartel profile imageAUTHOR

      K D Martel 

      8 years ago from Quebec, CANADA

      MickS, read through my other hubs, I don't blame anyone, giving a POV and if you read my other work, I do mention that both sexes do the same things. BTW, your profile pic is VERY sexist...lol typical,I might say?????

    • MickS profile image

      MickS 

      8 years ago from March, Cambridgeshire, England

      And women don't lie? this is a sexist hub

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)