Opinion: 11 Most Common Things Men Lie About While Dating Someone


Everyone lies in their relationship to avoid disagreements, to avoid looking terrible, or even to save their relationship. There are different degrees of lying, and men have a plethora of lies at their disposal. Here's a list of nine dating lies to keep an eye out for.

1. I will never cheat again

Everyone wants to believe their partner will never cheat again, but if he has done it before, he will almost certainly do so again. Cheating develops into a bad habit that is tough to overcome. If you discover that your boyfriend has cheated on you, it's time to move on. He definitely has no regard for you or your relationship.

2. I would never lie to you

This one could be the granddaddy of all lies since it is literally a lie about a lie. He's going to lie, of course. In their relationships, everyone lies about something. It could be something minor, or it could be the end of a relationship, but if a man tells you that he would never lie to you, he is most likely concealing something more serious, so be on the lookout.

3. We are just friends.

I have known her for years."This is a classic case of a guy trying to throw you off the cheating scent. If a woman is texting your boyfriend constantly, and he is prioritizing her messages over yours, then that might be a problem. This is something you need to get to the bottom of before it's too late.

4. How many partners they have had.

Let's face it ,for most of us, intimacy can be a sensitive topic. While women may feel pressured to feel sexy, men often correlate their manhood by how well they think they please their partners. So, in return, men might feel the need to fluff their experience by lying about how many partners they've had. They want to be seen as an experienced lover.

5. Where they were.

The term "monogamous" may cause some people to panic. They don't want to be confined, and they certainly don't want to be held accountable to anyone. While some men may lie about where they've been for romantic reasons (e.g., they're planning something romantic), others may lie because they're fearful of truly committing to a relationship. They don't want to be manipulated or have to give up certain things in order to be in a relationship.

6. Finding other people attractive.

Whether you're in a LTR or not, you're most likely going to continue to find other people attractive. It's biology. But just because everyone knows this doesn't mean your partner will be OK with it when they hear it from you. "Through experience [men] have learned that [finding other people attractive] isn’t received well [with their partners

7. There are emotions.

Many men struggle to embrace their emotional vulnerability as a result of societal expectations for men to be "strong" and "masculine." Most of them are not as vocal as women and will say, "I am fine," even if they are secretly experiencing a major emotional issue.

8. Previous relationships.

This one is very self-evident. Some people are uncomfortable discussing their past relationships or disclosing the exact number of persons they have dated prior to meeting you. The argument is simple: no man wants to lose contact with his current love interest.

9. Men lie about female friends.

It's quite acceptable for your boyfriend/fiancé/husband to socialize with a good female buddy from high school or college. However, you should be cautious if his "relationship" with this individual suddenly becomes more covert. If your instincts tells you that their "friendship" is more than platonic, there's nothing wrong with asking a few probing questions regarding their friendship's past.

10. They lie about their true motives.

When a man says, "I'm not necessarily trying to get into your trousers," he is attempting to do so. A man who "simply wants to talk" will offer you to join him for coffee in the morning or lunch in the afternoon. If a man asks you to let him over to your house late on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night, it's considerably more probable that he'll make a s**ual move on you.

11. Men deceive women by lying about their intentions.

S*x is on men's minds even when they pretend it isn't. When a man meets a woman he likes, the first thing that comes to mind is exchanging orgasms with her at some point in the near or distant future. Other attractive qualities and non-sexual characteristics aren't considered till later. If you want to find out a man's genuine intentions, tell him you're practicing celibacy and abstinence until marriage in a persuasive, credible manner. Check to see whether that man's focus on you grows or drops dramatically.

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