It’s official: Men lie more than women
According to a recent study, an average man lies three times a day, racking up 1,092 whoppers in a year. The top 10 lies men tell their partners include 'I had no signal, ...sex and relationships Updated: May 18, 2010 18:53 IST
According to the study, on an average, a man will tell three lies a day, racking up 1,092 whoppers in a year. However, an average woman will come out with 728, fibbing just twice a day, reports The Daily Express.
The study, which was commissioned by researchers at the Science Museum in London, found that 82 per cent of females questioned said telling a lie ate away at their conscience but only 70 per cent of men confessed to suffering pangs of guilt.
“Lying may seem to be an unavoidable part of human nature but it’s an important part of social interaction,” said Katie Maggs, the museum’s associate medical curator.
“The jury is still out as to whether human quirks like lying are the result of our genes, evolution or our upbringing.”
OnePoll spoke to 3,000 adults for the survey. The top 10 lies men tell their partners include “I had no signal”, “I’m on my way”, “I’m stuck in traffic”, “Sorry, I missed your call”, “You’ve lost weight” and “It’s just what I’ve always wanted”.
First Published: May 18, 2010 15:10 IST