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Who are Actually Bigger Liars: Men or Women? You Can't Miss This

Renuka Savant Feb 20, 2019
Ah! Sparked off a nuclear reaction, have we? Possibly so. The war of the sexes heats up as we embark upon an exploration of a very different kind. Who are bigger liars? Men or women?
"A lie is just a great story that someone ruined with the truth."
Who else but Barney Stinson to define what lies are with his razor-sharp sense of wit. Pretty much hit the bull's eye here, didn't he?

And why wouldn't he? Despite being a fictional character, he happens to be male, and keeping in line with his gender, is quite acquainted with the fine art that is lying.
Here's what the research guys have to tell us in a poll mentioned by the BBC.

"Men are three times more likely to lie as women."

Wait, there's more. Men, according to the poll, dish out an average of three lies per day, compared to women, who average a fib a day.
And it only gets interesting from this point onward. Men, neat little liars that they are, tend to lie "big" (why wouldn't they?), blowing up their income, height, social status, and, umm...other things too. Whereas women, quite naturally lie "down", subtracting numbers when it comes to their age and weight.
But these points would only seem acceptable if we took things at face value. Lying, for instance, has several facets to it, and it would really seem unfair if we simply label either sexes of being more proficient at it.
Because when it comes to lying, the frequency hardly matters when compared to the intensity, purpose, and aftermath of the lie. Which is why we've listed a bunch of lies as told by either sexes, so that you'd be able to judge who the bigger liar is. Here they are...

Our Pretty Little Liars

HerNot tonight honey, I have a headache.

Him: No, that dress doesn't make you look fat.

Her: It wasn't that expensive.

Him: No way! I wasn't checking her out.

Her
Baby, you're the best I've ever had!

HimOf course I was listening.

HerI'm fine.
Him: I'm fine.

Her
I'll be ready in a minute.

Him:
 I've already left, and I'm on my way.

Her
: I love hanging out with your friends/sister/mother.

Him: I'd love to spend the holidays with your family.

Her: I bought it on sale.

Him: My phone's signal was really weak.
Her: He? Oh, he's just an old acquaintance from college.

HimShe? Oh, she's just an old colleague.

HerEverything's really busy at my office lately.

HimI have a work conference in Vegas this Sunday. And every Sunday.

HerThis baby is yours.

HimI'm being transferred to Antarctica.
Irrespective of the gender we belong to, lying is something that is inherently human, and there are no two ways about it!