According to a recent Australian poll, men lie more than women. Men it seems lie an average of five times a day ; women only three.
I don’t believe it.
Reading some of the details of the poll leads me to postulate that these conclusions are skewed. For instance , the Number 1 occasion that men lied ( 28%) was when they had to answer the dreaded question ‘Honey, does this dress make me look fat ?” or some variation of it. I submit that this is purely self defense and should not count as a lie, even a white lie. Another that should not count is when men are looking for an excuse to go the pub and are forced to ” deviate from the truth”.
My biggest grouse is the methodology used to arrive at these results. Apparently, the researchers just asked subjects how often they lied in the course of a day and took their word for it. I think that one of the three lies that women told that day was their response to the researchers. We men are always being chastised by our wives for lacking finesse, for being too blunt and for our inability to even tell a white lie. It’s too much to suddenly be told that we prevaricate more than women and I just can’t believe it.
P.S. I’m glad my wife doesn’t read my blog !