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Men lie on first dates (but women do it too)

Out on a date with a new man? Then watch out for these common lies.

Couple dating Is he telling the truth?

A new study has confirmed what we’ve all suspected – people lie on their first date to make a good impression. In this case, the object of the study was, perhaps unfairly, the men. So before you bite my head off, let me say that women tend to lie just the same (although not about the same things). For now, though, let’s take a look at those things men “bend the truth” about, as 74% of those questioned have admitted to doing it.

The study looked at the lying habits of 700 men, aged 18 to 35 and has found that 63% have lied about their income to impress their date. More than 50% admitted to exaggerating their career prospects on a date, believing that would make them more appealing to women. Men also tended to stretch the truth when it came to interests, hobbies and their love of sports, pretending to be less into football, for example, than they really were. When it came to exercising themselves, though, men tended to go the other way – pretending to be much more into working out than they were in reality.

And if you think that’s worrying, wait till you hear about men had to say about past relationships. Divorces, past break ups and unwholesome behaviour are obviously kept out of the conversation, with some men going as far as saying they’ve lied.

 

by Shimrit Elisar

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