A study found that men are more likely to lie than women— kind of.
Men are more likely to lie overall, but women are more likely to lie in specific situations.
Women tell an average of 728 lies per year, or about two lies a day. Men tell an average of 1,092 lies a year, or three per day.
** The study included 3,000 adults and also listed the top lies men and women tell the most. Eighty-two percent of females said that lying made them feel guilty, while only 70 percent of men felt the same way.
** Seventy-five percent said it was okay to lie in order to spare someone's feelings.
When it comes to shopping, 39 percent of women feel the need to lie about their purchases compared to only 26 percent of men.
Women are also more likely to lie about being busy in order to avoid a phone call. Half of women admitted to lying in this situation compared to just over a third of men.
The Top 5 lies men tell:
1. I didn't have that much to drink.
2. Nothing's wrong; I'm fine.
3. I had no signal.
4. It wasn't that expensive.
5. I'm on my way.
Top 5 lies women tell:
1. Nothing's wrong; I'm fine.
2. I don't know where it is. I haven't touched it.
3. It wasn't that expensive.
4. I didn't have that much to drink.
5. I've got a headache.