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Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 12:11am On Mar 18, 2011
For any relationship to go the right way, the foundation should always be based on trust. Trust is something that is built up with time. Being honest to each other is of utmost importance in any relationship. Although this is something every individual is aware about, I have noticed couples lie blatantly to each other! I have often wondered why do men lie to their girlfriends? Women have also been giving stiff competition to men off late! The problem with men remains to be…well, we can’t live with them nor live without them. Lies only creates more chaos in an already disturbed relationship although a little bit of white lies can at times, save a relationship. So, are men natural liars or is it a habit? My viewpoints are based on what I have seen and observed and the different kind of liars I have met so far!

Why do Men Lie to their Girlfriends?
There may be various reasons why a guy would choose to lie to his girlfriend. This brings up one really sweet incident to my mind. One of my good friends, ( Names with-held ), never did know how to cook and when she met this really amazing guy and started going steady with him, she decided to whip up a good meal for him. The other day I happened to bump into her boyfriend so I casually asked him about the evening spent at her place! He told me he was really deep into the relationship though he admitted she sure was a bad cook! I was appalled thinking he may have blurted the truth to her but he reassured me saying he lied and had told her she is an excellent cook! Well, I guess this man really lied for a reason and it was only because he loved her to a great extent. It left me with a nice feeling all over.

The other day I came across another situation concerning a couple from my group! The girl had worn something that looked like it was dug up from the attic and when she cooed gently to her boyfriend, saying, ‘How do I look honey?’, I was appalled when her boyfriend said, ‘As beautiful as ever!’ I smiled as I thought if beauty truly lies in the eyes of the beholder or was that guy really lying to keep his girl happy! There are of course many reasons why a man would lie in this instance; it may simply be to keep out of trouble and being nagged by the girlfriend!

So, I came back to the golden question, why do men lie to their girlfriends? Apart from white lies, men also lie probably if they end up being habitual liars. For such men, telling a lie is no big deal; they lie for fun and as a form of entertainment. For them, telling a lie is merely a habit without any malicious intentions! Well, in that case, it would be difficult to spot a habitual liar although time would reveal the truth! For instance, I knew this person who often pretended to be busy! None of his dates planned at exclusive restaurants ever worked out, there were only false promises saying, ‘I’m busy’ or the usual, ‘I have a very important conference to attend’. In this case the reason could have been genuine, but there are times I felt lies was being told as a cover up for lack of interest. Whatever, the reason, one can never cover up lies for long! Truth always finds a way out and comes to the surface when a person least expects it to!

Men as well as women lie for various reasons (known to them!) But if you wish to be in a long-lasting relationship, then you need to be truly honest to yourself first and then with your partner! With love and trust as the base, you can then have a healthy relationship you can certainly cherish forever.
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by tjskii(f): 12:21am On Mar 18, 2011
young man, honestly if i come across another of this kind of thread from u 2nite, ill flog you angry angry angry
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 12:32am On Mar 18, 2011
grin grin grin
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by BABE3: 12:40am On Mar 18, 2011
eyaaa!, I would never expect such a thread from 190!

@ your right-up: WORD!
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 12:42am On Mar 18, 2011
BABE!:

eyaaa!, I would never expect such a thread from 190!

@ your right-up: WORD!
shocked shocked kiss kiss cry cry
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by xxcarolxx(f): 12:45am On Mar 18, 2011
All men are born liars, tongue grin
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 12:46am On Mar 18, 2011
xxcarolxx:

All men are born liars, tongue grin


Behave else i would come and whip you tomorrow!! angry angry
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by xxcarolxx(f): 12:47am On Mar 18, 2011
bring it, grin tongue
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 12:49am On Mar 18, 2011
Im coming with a bottle of tia marie and bailey's

I hope im not following what the subject of this post is talking about grin grin
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by xxcarolxx(f): 12:51am On Mar 18, 2011
Nice one, I must be de only sober person in ireland today, so say yes to de bailey's and tia maria, grin grin
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 12:58am On Mar 18, 2011
xxcarolxx:

Nice one,  I must be de only sober person in ireland today, so say yes to de bailey's and tia maria,  grin grin
cheesy  cheesy  cheesy

You have gone quiet these days, we would talk much later
did you see my newly uploaded hilarious pics on fb, i so knew u would comment on is it prince Charles  cool cool
Im travelling wit a friend to your county so i'll bring the tia marie along! wink wink
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by xxcarolxx(f): 1:00am On Mar 18, 2011
Lol, my mind is elsewhere these days, no not seen de pics yet, off to have a nosy though,
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 1:02am On Mar 18, 2011
xxcarolxx:

Lol, my mind is elsewhere these days, no not seen de pics yet, off to have a nosy though,
grin grin

Yeah my head is elsewhere cos i got some stuff im chasing but its all completed,
funny tink_sh told me same thing shocked shocked
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by xxcarolxx(f): 1:08am On Mar 18, 2011
Hope it's gud things, Might be heading to 9ja at the end of the year, will see as have my son's 21st bday dis year,
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 1:26am On Mar 18, 2011
xxcarolxx:

Hope it's gud things, Might be heading to 9ja at the end of the year, will see as have my son's 21st bday dis year,

Lets discuss this on chat later, grin
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by MRbrownJAY(m): 1:42am On Mar 18, 2011
@190
Where did you copy and paste this article?! Lol!!
Bro, if this epistle (glad I could use that word on you) really came from you then you definitely need psychiatric help for your split personality syndrome.
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 1:53am On Mar 18, 2011
angry angry
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by Nobody: 2:46am On Mar 18, 2011
Men lie because some women ask for too much. She knows she's chubby or fat, and will ask her boyfriend/husband if she's fat, not to be told she's fat, but to hear something pleasant; quite similar to how guys ask their girlfriends/wives how good they are in bed (they probably get a lie in response) cool
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by Nobody: 3:46am On Mar 18, 2011
Never a dull moment with 19ty  undecided grin

@topic I guess because 80% of them believe lies more than truth. . .
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by Ranoscky(m): 5:05am On Mar 18, 2011
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Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by Etelite: 5:48am On Mar 18, 2011
She is still his girlfriend not wife. remember? lol,
No. seriously speaking,
1. It depends on the type of girl. To some 'chiks' it could save you a whole lot of trouble sometimes trying to explain somethings to them than just telling the 'jacky' version of it. so with some girls it "say the lie and it shall set you free" or "say the truth and it shall rain hell "

2. Girls could be very fast in reacting to things, so there are truths that you take time to tell a girl, so first you lie grin and then u mold a better way to let her know the truth and thereby avoiding possible calamity.

3. To avoid embarrassment. Like i mentioned in 2, girls are fast in getting temperamental. so when in an inconvenience place, MAN! respect yourself and "LIE", yes i said it "LIE" or 'yawa' could gas for your head there.

ETC,
Im not saying that im with the whole lie of a thing but hmmmmm, an elite has spoken!
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by 190(f): 11:43am On Mar 18, 2011
undecided
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by Phate07(m): 12:18pm On Mar 18, 2011

Ok,what isthis about? angry angry
Re: Why Do Men Lie To Their Girlfriends by SALady(f): 12:32pm On Mar 18, 2011
190:

For any relationship to go the right way, the foundation should always be based on trust. Trust is something that is built up with time. Being honest to each other is of utmost importance in any relationship. Although this is something every individual is aware about, I have noticed couples lie blatantly to each other! I have often wondered why do men lie to their girlfriends? Women have also been giving stiff competition to men off late! The problem with men remains to be…well, we can’t live with them nor live without them. Lies only creates more chaos in an already disturbed relationship although a little bit of white lies can at times, save a relationship. So, are men natural liars or is it a habit? My viewpoints are based on what I have seen and observed and the different kind of liars I have met so far!

Why do Men Lie to their Girlfriends?
There may be various reasons why a guy would choose to lie to his girlfriend. This brings up one really sweet incident to my mind. One of my good friends, ( Names with-held ), never did know how to cook and when she met this really amazing guy and started going steady with him, she decided to whip up a good meal for him. The other day I happened to bump into her boyfriend so I casually asked him about the evening spent at her place! He told me he was really deep into the relationship though he admitted she sure was a bad cook! I was appalled thinking he may have blurted the truth to her but he reassured me saying he lied and had told her she is an excellent cook! Well, I guess this man really lied for a reason and it was only because he loved her to a great extent. It left me with a nice feeling all over.

The other day I came across another situation concerning a couple from my group! The girl had worn something that looked like it was dug up from the attic and when she cooed gently to her boyfriend, saying, ‘How do I look honey?’, I was appalled when her boyfriend said, ‘As beautiful as ever!’ I smiled as I thought if beauty truly lies in the eyes of the beholder or was that guy really lying to keep his girl happy! There are of course many reasons why a man would lie in this instance; it may simply be to keep out of trouble and being nagged by the girlfriend!

So, I came back to the golden question, why do men lie to their girlfriends? Apart from white lies, men also lie probably if they end up being habitual liars. For such men, telling a lie is no big deal; they lie for fun and as a form of entertainment. For them, telling a lie is merely a habit without any malicious intentions! Well, in that case, it would be difficult to spot a habitual liar although time would reveal the truth! For instance, I knew this person who often pretended to be busy! None of his dates planned at exclusive restaurants ever worked out, there were only false promises saying, ‘I’m busy’ or the usual, ‘I have a very important conference to attend’. In this case the reason could have been genuine, but there are times I felt lies was being told as a cover up for lack of interest. Whatever, the reason, one can never cover up lies for long! Truth always finds a way out and comes to the surface when a person least expects it to!

Men as well as women lie for various reasons (known to them!) But if you wish to be in a long-lasting relationship, then you need to be truly honest to yourself first and then with your partner! With love and trust as the base, you can then have a healthy relationship you can certainly cherish forever.


Aiyayaaa, give us a break will you?

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