Boy, You Know You’re Lyin’! Ten Things Men Fib About
Let’s face it, everyone has lied at one point in his or her life. And while one sex may argue that one gender lies more than the other, let’s just concede that men and women lie equally, just about different things …or about the same things in different ways. For example, women may lie about how many sex partners they’ve had by making the number smaller – while men lie about how many sex partners they’ve had by making the number bigger — flip sides of the same coin. I’ll get into what women lie about in another post, but for today, let’s explore a few of the top things men lie about.
This may seem like something a woman would lie about more so than a man, but I’ve actually had men tell me they were younger than they were because they knew I was over 10 years younger than they were and they thought I wouldn’t want to date a “dirty old man.” Now if he’s a wealthy older man, then lying about his age may not be necessary since his money can more than make up for any age difference. After all, those type of men pride themselves on being a “sugar daddy.” But if he’s just the “old man in the club,” then he might try to knock off a few years just so he won’t appear to be so creepy.
2. How Much Money He Makes
Many times, a man who places his worth on material things will embellish some tiny little details about his career or his income in order to impress the ladies. This may mean he’s driving a pimped out ride or dressing to the nines while still living in his mama’s basement. These men will live way beyond their means accumulating debt just to appear to live a certain lifestyle. It’s not until it’s time to go on vacation or buy a home that you discover that his credit score is less than his IQ. Hood rich dudes stay flossin’.
3. His Height
I never understood this one, especially since any woman with eyes and some pretty decent common sense (and depth perception) can tell when a man is lying about his height. But short men with a Napoleon Complex will try to milk every little inch he can out of his height. If he says he’s 5’8, that means he’s really 5’6, or if he says he’s 6’, that means he’s really 5’10. I stand at a solid 5’10 myself and it always baffled me when men who were clearly shorter than I was would lie and tell me that they were 6’ tall. But instead of arguing them down, I simply give them a hug or pat them on the head since they were probably teased growing up and are in need of some love. Poor little things.
4. Private Part Size
Speaking of milking every little inch…some men equate sexual prowess with the size of their little Willy and believe that bigger is better. Not only is this NOT true, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you tell a woman before she’s had a chance to sample the goods how impressive your package is, only to send her running (or laughing) after she actually DOES see it. For some women, yes, size is important, but that doesn’t mean she’ll automatically discount you if you’re less than average in this area. And believe it or not, there are some women who WILL discount you if you tell her you’re swinging a 12 inch pole between your legs. That could be intimidating (and painful), so some women may not even want you to come near her. The best thing for a man to do is say he’s average, whatever that means…and this way he can manage her expectations to the point where she may even be pleasantly surprised.
5. Sexual Experience
If a guy is a virgin, chances are he’s not shouting that from the rooftops – especially if he’s over the age of 21. And even if he HAS managed to have sex once or twice, he’s probably not anywhere near as experienced as some women would like him to be in order to have her climbing the walls or screaming his name. So these men spend hours watching adult videos trying to study different techniques so that if and when a woman decides to give him some, he can pretend that he’s actually had more women than he has so that he doesn’t appear inadequate sexually. If a guy is bragging about how he’s knocking the bottom out of chicks or that he’s hitting everything moving, then he’s either lying, or a complete jerk.
6. Watching Adult Videos
Speaking of watching adult videos, if a guy says he doesn’t watch them, or never has, he’s probably lying. I can understand a man lying about how MUCH he watches p*rn, especially if it’s bordering on obsession or sex addiction. And he probably doesn’t want you to think that he’s not attracted to you or that he needs p*rn to get aroused either. I get that. But if he says adult videos turn him off or that he’s not interested in it at ALL, then he might get the side eye from me. Just sayin’.
7. Being Attracted to Other Women
Unless he’s gay and living on the DL, a man is definitely lying if he says he’s not attracted to other women, doesn’t look at, or even fantasize about other women. Now of course it would be disrespectful of him to ogle another woman in front of you, but trust and believe, when you are not around he’s looking. It may be a quick glance, or even a little stare…but all men look at and admire other women. It doesn’t mean that he will cheat, that he wants them or that he doesn’t love you. It’s just the way men are wired. They’re visual creatures; and if a woman’s got a fat a$$ and a smile, he’s going to look in her direction – even if it’s just for a split second. He just tells us that he doesn’t look so that he won’t hurt our feelings. It’s not a crime and it’s probably a lie that we appreciate deep down inside. He can think you’re the most beautiful woman in the world and love you to death…but he will always look at and be attracted to other women. Just accept it and move on.
8. “Self Love”
If he says he doesn’t do it or has never done it, he’s lying. Point, blank, period. I don’t even see the point in telling this lie, since most women have no problem with owning a vibrator and giving a little “self-love” themselves. Maybe he thinks a woman will be offended if he gets off without her, or that he suffers from some sick perversion. Either way, no one ever believes this one, so he might as well come clean…no pun intended.
9. Cheating/Past Affairs
This probably goes without saying, but most men (AND women) will rarely admit to cheating…whether they’re doing it in their current relationship or have done it in the past. It’s obvious why someone would not admit to their current partner that they’re cheating, but lying about a past affair in another relationship can lead down a slippery slope. Even if you are a “reformed” cheater, most men and women don’t want to plant a seed of doubt into their partner’s mind, so they keep that little bit of information to themselves or lie about it when asked. While I don’t necessarily believe that once a cheater always a cheater, some women DO believe that – so men will do damage control by outright lying about cheating in the past just to make sure his woman will stick around a little while. Let’s just hope he’s learned his lesson.
Sometimes men feel forced into telling this lie because if his girlfriend tells him that she loves him first, he may feel obligated to say “I love you” back…even if he doesn’t mean it. Now if he sees himself falling in love with her, or feels he could love her in the near future, then maybe saying it a bit prematurely is no big deal. But if he’s using the “L” word to deceive or manipulate her, then he’s out of pocket and she’s in for a world of hurt. The best way to tell if a man truly loves you is not by listening to what he says, but by watching what he does.