Trust is one of the most important things in a relationship, but there are many common lies that men tell women that we often don’t question when perhaps we should. Maybe it’s because it’s always something we want to believe, or we don’t want to risk insulting a man by suggesting that something can’t be true. But it’s important to know that your man is being honest, so here are some common lies that men tell women that you should look out for.
1. Your Friends Are Great!
“Honey, of course I like your friends,” he says, smiling just a little too much in a real effort to be convincing. This is one of the most common lies that men tell women because people very frequently do not like their partner’s friends, but don’t want to upset the peace by saying so.
2. I’ll do It Soon
Women are known for their nagging, and men are known for not doing things when they say they will, and this can be a lethal combo. He may actually tell you he’ll mow the lawn or put the shelves up next weekend when he has no intention at all of doing so, but just wants you to shut up.
3. The Best He’s Had
Many lies men tell often relate to goings on in the bedroom, and the vast majority of men would (understandably) tell a woman that she is far and away better in bed than anyone else they’ve been with, if asked outright. Lies like this are told to make us feel good – but they can place limitations on your sex life, because it can be difficult to discuss things that you would change if you’ve told someone they are perfect!
4. You Look Great
“Of course that dress doesn’t make you look fat honey,” he says, knowing that saying anything else could land him in big trouble. If you look bad in something and ask a man his opinion, you can’t really blame him for lying – he doesn’t want to hurt your feelings.
5. Top of the Class
Many common lies told by men are all about their ego, and in many cases, a man may have actually convinced himself that something may be true. Men may often lie about their intelligence, especially if they feel threatened by a woman who they secretly fear may actually be a little bit sharper than they were.
6. I Couldn’t Call Because…
Men will often make up excuses as to why they couldn’t get in contact, when it may just be that they couldn’t be bothered, or are finding you a little clingy. Be aware that a man whose phone is apparently always running out of battery or never gets a signal may just be avoiding you.
7. It’ll Be Fine
You’re running out of money and he’s probably going to lose his job, but he may pretend otherwise for as long as possible. Not only does he want to protect you, but the thought that he could be made redundant or having money trouble is damaging to his ego, too.
These are some of the most common lies that men tell women in my experience, and the reason these lies are so common is that we often choose to believe them. What lies have men told you that you have fallen for before?