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

April 24, 2012 ‐ By jaebi

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"


“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.”

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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.