15:47 28 July 2009
She loves you and would never lie to you...or so she would have you believe. Women lie and that's the truth.
The lies may vary from little white lies to great big stinkers but whatever the reason, they're there and you'll have to learn how to recognise when she's being less than honest.
She may be lying to protect your feelings or to cover her own back, but whatever the motivation, beware and be prepared for the lies women tell men.
10) "I wouldn't change a thing about you."
Do you really believe that she wouldn't change anything about you? I mean I'm sure you'd change plenty about her but wouldn't dare tell her.
There are probably many things about you that she'd like to change, unless you're still in that first flush of romance - and in that case it's only because she hasn't decided what she'd change yet.
Advice: Enjoy the lie, it beats knowing the truth.
9) "I love hanging out with your friends."
She might like your friends but she won't want them around her all the time. This is the kind of lie you get early on in a relationship but it doesn't mean you'll get away with a four hour poker session round your place every Saturday night.
Advice: Try to keep friends visits to a minimum and she might keep pretending she likes them.
8) "I don't mind picking up after you."
Once again, this is a lie your girlfriend might tell you at the beginning of your relationship. She'll say that she really doesn't mind picking up the dirty dishes you leave lying around and that she just loves doing the laundry. I hate to break it to you, but this isn't going to last either. Soon enough, she'll be telling you to wash your smelly socks yourself and that it's your turn to do the dishes.
Advice: Keep the place tidy (well tidier) and she may not complain too loudly.
7) "I love your family."
A tricky one because on occasion this may be the truth. However, if she secretly despises them, she probably won't tell you in order to spare your feelings.
If you really want to know the truth, observe her reactions when they're around. If all the muscles in her face tighten up before she forces a fake smile and mutters an unenthusiastic "Great!", she definitely isn't crazy about them.
Advice: If you don't want to choose between your girl or your family, try to limit family visits to birthdays and holidays in order to avoid a major blow-up.
6) "I love sports."
Ah, another first date classic as she searches for a common interest. But unless you're lucky enough to have found one of the rare true female sports fans out there, within a few weeks, she'll probably be complaining every time you sit down to watch a game. This lie really sucks because it feeds false hopes in the minds of unsuspecting men.
Advice: I wish there was some advice to give, but sorry guys your dreams of curling up with a six-pack and a hot woman to watch the game with are probably going to forever remain pure fantasy.
5) "I won't get mad if you say I look fat."
Not so much a lie as a trap. No matter what you say, she will get angry. If you try to tell her that she looks great, she'll accuse you of lying to make her feel better, on the other hand, if you tell her that she has, in fact, put on a couple of pounds, you're likely to set off a war in your living room.
Advice: The only way to deal with this situation (short of faking a heart attack) is to brace yourself and wait until the monsoon passes.
4) "You're right."
Normally rears its ugly head at the argument which ends with her telling you that you were right. Don't believe her? Even if she realizes she's wrong, chances are slim to none that she'll actually admit it. The fact is that many women will tell you that you're right to shut you up, but what they're really thinking is: "He'll find out soon enough that I'm right." Then she'll proceed to find some devious way to prove her point.
Advice: Be prepared for the devious ways and have your argument all ready, again so she can't catch you unawares.
3) "It doesn't bother me when you check out other women."
It's quite simple: She wants to feel like you only have eyes for her but will lie because she doesn't want it to look that way. She wants to appear to be open-minded but is actually upset when you check out the hot blonde in the supermarket.
Advice: You're better off not letting your eyes wander too often if you don't want it to blow up in your face when you least expect it.
2) "I don't care how much money you have."
It has been proven that women want a guy who is financially stable and independent. They aren't all looking for a sugar daddy; they just want to know that their man is capable of taking care of a potential future family. Of course, your girlfriend probably won't tell you this so as not to scare you off with discussions about family and the future.
Advice: Tricky one if you don't have cash, but try and put a little aside when you can and she'll think you're fantastic.
1) "Don't worry honey, it happens to everyone."
This lie is only one of the dozens of sex-related lies that women tell to spare their partner's feelings, including the classics "size doesn't matter" and "you're the best I've ever had."
Most men will have temporary erectile difficulties at some point in their lives and most women are aware of this fact. However, that doesn't mean that it doesn't bother your girlfriend when you're getting hot and heavy and suddenly there's nothing happening down there.
Advice: Fortunately, these fibs aren't really harmful. After all, even if you aren't the best she's ever had, she chose to be with you over any other guy, no matter how good (or bad) the sex is.
The good news is that many of these so-called lies are actually slight twists on reality designed to spare your feelings or even flatter you, which means that they're not intended to be hurtful.
Disclaimer: Supanet is not responsible for, and disclaims any and all liability for the content of comments written by contributors to this website