Honesty might be a virtue, but most of us are guilty of telling lies from time to time. There are kinds of lie: from the little white lie we tell our best friend to spare her feelings when she has had a dodgy new haircut, to the massive whopper we tell our boss when we didn’t make it to work on time because of a killer hangover. But what are some of the most common lies people tell in a relationship?
Your mother is a lovely person. Even if he hates your mother, he knows better than to admit it; at least in the early stages of the relationship. Once you two are married and he has the prospect of regular Sunday lunch at the in-laws to look forward to, all bets are off…
You are a wonderful cook, darling! You know this is a blatant lie when he tells you your cooking is great despite the fact you dished up charred remains…AGAIN.
That outfit was in the sale and it was a bargain. Women often tell their partners that new purchases are far cheaper than they actually were. Unless the woman has a shopping addiction, it is a harmless way of keeping the peace.
When it comes to the bedroom, men and women are both guilty of telling lies to maintain the status quo. Some are harmless little white lies, some considerably less so. But in the privacy of the bedroom, what are the most common lies people tell in a relationship?
No, of course your boobs aren’t too small—more than a handful is a waste! Your man might spend hours ogling the busty bar maid in the local pub, but he’s not going to risk a sex ban for a month by admitting that he would love it if you were slightly larger in the chest department.
I have only slept with two men before you…women usually downplay their list of previous lovers when embarking on a new relationship, in much the same way as men often “big themselves up” to sound like a super stud. After all, he would prefer not to know that she has more notches on her bedpost than a Bangkok hooker, and she would not be impressed to know the last time he got lucky was New Years Eve 2004.
You do it for me every single time… Most women are guilty of letting their partner believe they are the best lover they ever had when the truth is they are decidedly mediocre and they are forced to fake it regularly. But when we love someone, we are prepared to overlook certain deficiencies in the bedroom because we appreciate love and intimacy is longer lasting than red-hot sex.
You are the biggest man I ever had! Women tell men what they want to hear. Ok, so he is probably only average in the size stakes, but size doesn’t matter, right?
I’ve never tried that before! She has probably tried it loads of times, specifically with her ex, but she guesses (rightly) that he wouldn’t want to hear that…