The 7 Reasons Men Lie, According To A Man Who Doesn’t (Maybe)

April 24, 2012  |  
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You might like to lump all men into a ball of inescapable dishonesty, flippantly declaring them liars. Broadly speaking, you’d be right. Mankind has been lying to one another since the dawn of time. Human ancestors lied to survive and navigate complex social structures.

Even in those early days, lies were used as forms of entertainment and this culture of lying continues throughout the world, each generation becoming more sophisticated at painting untruths.

While no magic can ever tell you if a man or woman is being completely honest, you can be sure that whenever someone lies, they do so for a reason. Sometimes you can get behind the reason, like a lie told as a prank or in jest. Other times you are not trying to hear that. Relationship lies tend to be more the latter but that doesn’t change the fact that your guy has a perfectly rationalized reason to lie.

Peep the seven reasons men lie in relationships:


“Protect your feelings”

A man will go out of his way to keep his girl from feeling pain, anger or heaven forbid, tears. To keep his lady from crying, he’ll even lay his moral integrity on the line and tell her something that isn’t completely true.

“Honey, do these pants make me look fat?”

“No, baby, your bum is as tight as it was in high school.”


“Impress you” lies

Few impulses spur a dude to bend and flex the truth than the need to impress a lady. Here, guys do a better job overselling his credentials on a date than at a job interview.

“Protect his ego” lies

He got a big ego, and he can back it up, with lies, if need be. Few things are as important to the human experience as how people view themselves and a lie seems like a small price to pay.

“Prevent getting busted” lies

It’s classic man law to “deny until you die” when confronted with accusations of infidelity. Some truths are better left uncovered. Besides, telling the truth would make him into a liar, which doesn’t sit right with the male brain.

Source: hellobeautiful

“Cover for a buddy” lies

Every guy on the prowl will need an alibi from time to time. Wise dudes prefer to avoid speaking about their buddies indiscretions to his girl but get too nosy and you’ll force his hand and a lie is inevitable.




Little Head Lies

All men tell one sooner or later. Big or small, these lies are the result of heat of the moment action, paused, his and your moist members a touch away, men will say almost anything to seal the deal. It’s not that he isn’t thinking. In fact, he’s very calculating, but his reasoning in narrowly focused.

Yes, he’s vulnerable, so you can stick him with a promise for just about anything, depending on your skill, but it can backfire too. His logic oriented mind will ignore variables like morality when necessary. Truth is expendable when it jeopardizes his ability to get laid in the next few seconds.


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  • Lying never protects anyone’s feelings. Such denial there. Only hurt, betrayal, and devastation comes from lies. 

  • Younggentleman1

    Lolol men figure out that the only truth a female wants to hear is what’s already in between her ears. If you say anything contrary to what she has already made up in her mind it’s a problem. Lolol

    • L-Boogie

       That is true on some levels.  Not all.

      • Younggentleman1

        Lolol that doesn’t make females bad. Guys just don’t know what level y’all at and have to figure it out and that’s when the fibbing comes in cause we just don’t want to argue see you cry or pay a whole bunch of money to fix what ever problem it is. Lol

  • Sophie

    this list does NOT make it okay to lie… lie is an absurd immature way to handle things from either party… if it’s someone you truely care about lying should not under any circumstances be an option.

  • Kanyeeast

    LMAO you are too rude girls…

  • Sparklinbaby

    To make a long letter short, they lie to protect themselves.period

  • L-Boogie

    Money cannot fix everything.  Especially when time is wasted.  I hate men.  They are the scum of the earth.  They either try to eff up your life if they do not get what they want or they hold you back from your destiny. 

  • Koiceloman

    you forgot the lie because they are a sociopath and have no moral compass or the lie because they are just too much of a coward to tell the truth… ijs

  • L-Boogie

    Men are just assholes.  Especially those who use their power to act like little beyotches.