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why do Men lie?

  1. rich2630 profile image58
    rich2630posted 6 years ago

    I fail to understand why Men lie so much

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Merely trying, and failing miserably, to compete with the women's natural born ability to spin falsehoods!  lol

      1. your cybersister profile image60
        your cybersisterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think that men and women are equally capable of lying.  I think that when most people lie it is to avoid dealing with something unpleasant.  Unfortunately, the lie almost always eventually surfaces and that which was being avoided was only delayed, then became more damaging by adding a lack of trust into the situation.  I know it's trite, but honesty is the best policy.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image93
          Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You are pretty honest for a girl!  lol

    2. Disappearinghead profile image84
      Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Because they just want a quiet life and can't be bothered with inquisitions from their women.

      1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
        SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ...ha ha ha...me too - i just want peace man...i think it goes both ways re the inquisition...if i'm too quiet it's misunderstood as if i have sumthin' on my mind that i need to spill....lol....chill i say....

      2. your cybersister profile image60
        your cybersisterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I would be curious as to the reason for the inquistions.  As you said, they can go both ways.  Was something done in the past that would make another suspicious or is the inquisitor just a paranoid individual?  If trust was broken, I would understand the questions and tolerate them as part of the healing process.  If the person is just paranoid I would be tempted to find my way out.

        1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
          SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ..reason...i don't know.. ..it's just the way i am - sometimes i'm lost in thought and some folks read into it and over analyze...and think it's about 'them' or something is wrong that i should talk about...whatever? I say!   smile...it's about me and my thoughts..it's simple.....i'm just thinking - that's all...and don't feel i need to discuss everything that's on my mind...quiet is really nice sometimes smile...

          1. Disappearinghead profile image84
            Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yep that sounds like it.

            It's also easier to lie if you don't want every sentence, every expression, every nuance of body language pulled apart, analysed, with the result that she comes to some conclusion about something that just isn't there.

            Women think too much. Men are simple shallow creatures.

    3. Greek One profile image77
      Greek Oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      1.  So as to increase their access to vaginas
      2.  So to guard against nagging from their significant other
      3.  To avoid confrontation when the outcome would be negative

  2. Pamela Sarzana profile image62
    Pamela Sarzanaposted 6 years ago

    Men who lie cannot be trusted at ALL. If a man will lie about 1 thing, then he will lie about anything and everything to suit his case, or cause. No trust , no relationship.

    1. your cybersister profile image60
      your cybersisterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So few people seem to understand how lying erodes the foundation of any relationship.  I think if they did that people would just take their lumps for being honest up front and get it over with.  I don't know why someone would stay in any kind of a relationship with someone who lies OR someone who make them constantly feel they must lie.

    2. 4tune profile image60
      4tuneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm with Pamela NO trust = No passion, No future - Just can't give my all if I gotta put up walls like that.

  3. Pamela Sarzana profile image62
    Pamela Sarzanaposted 6 years ago

    Because they are In love with themselves, and want to spend allot of time doing what "they" want to do.

  4. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    When did we start judging one's capacity to lie based on gender?

    I hoped we had moved on.

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      Kathryn LJposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Bless you, you've such a good heart.  Battle of the sexes, moved on? I think not.  One man's lie is another man's attempt to answer a loaded question.  So, does my bum look big in this?

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        touche! lol

    2. Onusonus profile image86
      Onusonusposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      dude, I think they are plotting a power shift.

      1. earnestshub profile image89
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        smile It has already shifted where I am. The girls rule here.... I am outnumbered.

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
          DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Just give it up, you know you guys can't win!  And if we say you're liars, then you're liars!

          1. earnestshub profile image89
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I can't even get lies past the 5 yer old twins, so I dare not even deny that I have sweets!

            I got done over about a week ago when I said I had no sweets then one of the twins went through my rubbish and came up with the packaging!
            Her twin then leaps on me yelling "Your busted granpa!" lol

            1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
              DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Just shows men are not good liars when a couple of fiive year olds can bust you out!

              1. Akashik profile image61
                Akashikposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                It's amazing, this question.  Men do lie, as do women, but we get the flack.  Is it because women lie better than men, they got better game, so we get caught more often?

                1. Randy Godwin profile image93
                  Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Naw!  We men get used to women's lies and don't confront them because they will merely tell more lies.  So in a sense, we are preventing them from further falsehoods.  No need to thank us! smile

                  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
                    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    But our lies are only little white ones..you guy tell WHOPPERS! smile

                2. earnestshub profile image89
                  earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Men get caught more often I think.

                  Women of any age have that "female instinct" thing going...... I am justly terrified of it! lol


                  Fear of the unfathomable.

                  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image88
                    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    We're good that way!

  5. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    I've never told a lie in my life! smile

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      klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LIAR!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image61
        prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        pants on fire

      2. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What? You're lying about my being a liar!  lol

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    DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago

    People lie. In my life, Ive met far more dishonest women than men, but really.....I don't think its gender based. Its species wide.

  7. Jonathan Janco profile image75
    Jonathan Jancoposted 6 years ago

    I'm a generally honest sort, but thats mainly bcos Im unafraid of being judged for the most part. I think alot of people ARE afraid of being judged and sized up by others, and so they get used to presenting themselves a certain way.

  8. ahorseback profile image47
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    The origional question merely points out the immature minds. Between men and women , anyone with any maturity knows one is as good a liar as the other, depends on the situation , the minute we fall into the slide of "he said she said" and this sexist type of discourse we lose! Good luck in maturing.

  9. prettydarkhorse profile image61
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    people lie sometimes for various reasons mostly to cover their beautiful a**, to mislead, bec. of fear and so on and on bla bla bla...

  10. theherbivorehippi profile image82
    theherbivorehippiposted 6 years ago

    I think women lie just as much as men.

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Your not lying about this are you? smile

  11. LeanMan profile image83
    LeanManposted 6 years ago

    Us men never lie... we never have any need to as we are all caring and honest towards our other halves.....

  12. @neesh profile image60
    @neeshposted 6 years ago

    Sorry to say this but often you women make a situation in which a man has to lie.

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      klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh! do... give an example, pleeeeeease! hmm

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Me, me!  "Gee God, Eve found that apple over by the river!  She never went close to the tree at all!  Ask the snake, he saw everything"!

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          klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I say forget about Eve, and bring Lillith on! She was much more interesting... and yes, I do like snakes and apples! YUM!

      2. @neesh profile image60
        @neeshposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        oh!i can see ur replies every where so i think you are defending that woman are not liars.This shows that u r lieing.cool

  13. Gail Anthony profile image60
    Gail Anthonyposted 6 years ago

    'Cause women can't handle the truth.big_smile

    'Cause when the policewoman said anything you say can and will be held against you, I couldn't say breasts.tongue

    'Cause the voices in my head tell me what to do.hmm

  14. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 6 years ago

    Men lie to woman cause..."Honey,does this dress make my ass look fat?".
    Woman lie to men cause"Oh my God,it's SO Big".one hand washes the other.Tit for Tat...pun intended...

  15. ahorseback profile image47
    ahorsebackposted 6 years ago

    I can only say , when my wife says do I look huge in these capri's?, "No honey" , I realize that I must compromise my perfect character and virtues . Otherwise we are all in Dissappearinheads shoes. I feel for you man!

  16. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    It's in their DNA.

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    Home Girlposted 6 years ago

    We lie from fear and political reasons. Best liars make the best politicians, whom we elect into our government and naively expect them to perform well. They do perform well but only in  more lies.

    1. Inspiration88 profile image80
      Inspiration88posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LoL, nice one! It takes some excellent acting skills on the political scene, no wonder so many small and big - time actors became involved in politics later in their lives

  18. mega1 profile image80
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    they lie because, for some men, size is EVERYTHING! big_smile

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only if their mate is overweight!  lol

      1. mega1 profile image80
        mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ha ha I was thinking more along the lines of stature! but there is that overweight thing, as well

  19. Inspiration88 profile image80
    Inspiration88posted 6 years ago

    Our contemporary culture is littered with stereotype-based presumptions, mindframes and idioms. And such common denominators are the easy justification for behavior, deprived of any deeper analysis. "Why do men lie?" Men don't lie any more than women. It is about individuals, about particular relationships and situations.

  20. Disturbia profile image60
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    I still think it's in their DNA.

    1. habee profile image91
      habeeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And in their pants - the "root" of most lying! lol

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    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    They've been lying since day one! Or do you still believe that story that Eve ate the apple? Baloney!!

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    ForYourInfoposted 6 years ago

    Men lie probably to judge themselves that how much can they live in fantasy!!!!!!!!!

 
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