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Women Lie Less than Men

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CRGreathouse
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May19-10, 04:15 PM
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Does anyone seriously think that a poll like this will have accurate results?
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May19-10, 04:22 PM
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Quote Quote by CRGreathouse View Post
Does anyone seriously think that a poll like this will have accurate results?
Yes.

Oops, that's one.
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May19-10, 04:42 PM
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It's so easy to lie.

Lie 1) do you like my new hair cut? "very nice"

Lie 2) isn't my baby the cutest? "she really is"

Lie 3) would you like to buy this set of plaster kumquats my daughter's class is selling so that they can buy new pom poms?" "of course"
drizzle
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May19-10, 04:48 PM
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No, women lie a lot more than men do!... White lies I mean...
DavidSnider
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May19-10, 04:56 PM
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There's a Chris Rock bit where he says something like:

Men tell the most lies, women tell the biggest lies. A man's lie is like "I was at Kevin's house!" A woman's lie is like, "It's your baby!"
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May19-10, 05:12 PM
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Apparently women don't need to lie - because men never listen.

(according to this house's minister for women's opinions)
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May19-10, 05:25 PM
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Quote Quote by mgb_phys View Post
Apparently women don't need to lie - because men never listen.
Jimmy Snyder
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May19-10, 06:46 PM
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I find this report very dubious. My wife lies all the time. Her day consists of telling one lie after another. Since we married, I have never asked her a question but that her answer was a lie. Honest.
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May19-10, 07:52 PM
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Lying is good for you.

Honesty breeds depression. And lying helps a person recover from depression.

..... lying has proven psychological benefits. For instance, there’s scientific evidence showing that depressive people are more honest with themselves than nondepressive, or mentally healthy, people. When people recover from their depressions, they become less honest.
And I think there was quite a bit of lying going on in that poll if men only admitted three lies a day and women only two. I guess it indicates that men are more honest than women, even when they're lying.
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May19-10, 07:55 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
It's so easy to lie.

Lie 1) do you like my new hair cut? "very nice"

Lie 2) isn't my baby the cutest? "she really is"

Lie 3) would you like to buy this set of plaster kumquats my daughter's class is selling so that they can buy new pom poms?" "of course"
Though, here's another problem with such a survey...who counts how many times in a day they say something like that? The biggest lies being told in the study were likely the number of lies told in a day. And we all know that men are always trying to one-up each other:
Man 1: "I told one lie."
Man 2: "I told two lies, and they were THIS big."
Man 3: "I told ten lies, and they were WHOPPERS!"
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May19-10, 07:56 PM
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Quote Quote by newsfeed.time.com
For the men, “I didn’t have that much to drink” comes out on top (bear in mind this is the U.K.), followed by “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine” and “I had no signal.” But the likes of “I’m on my way” and “you’ve lost weight” also make the top 10. For women, they go with “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine,” “I don’t know where it is, I haven’t touched it” and “It wasn’t that expensive.”
http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/05/18/...men-no-really/

Typical conversation?
Man: “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine -- I didn’t have that much to drink”
Woman: “It wasn’t that expensive.”
Man: “you’ve lost weight -- I didn’t have that much to drink”
Woman: “I don’t know where it is, I haven’t touched it”
Man: “I had no signal -- I didn’t have that much to drink”
Woman: “Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine”
Man: “I’m on my way -- I didn’t have that much to drink”
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May19-10, 07:56 PM
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Quote Quote by Evo View Post
It's so easy to lie.

Lie 1) do you like my new hair cut? "very nice"

Lie 2) isn't my baby the cutest? "she really is"

Lie 3) would you like to buy this set of plaster kumquats my daughter's class is selling so that they can buy new pom poms?" "of course"
Nonsense.

1) "It's fine"

2) "No"

3) "No"

Done.
Lisa!
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May20-10, 01:03 PM
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Quote Quote by mgb_phys View Post
Apparently women don't need to lie - because men never listen.

(according to this house's minister for women's opinions)
Now that was a real lie since men listen but they act like they way didn't listen!

OK wait...you don't listen to what I just said...
dgtech
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May20-10, 01:13 PM
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That thread being posted by what appears to be a male creates a logical paradox ;)
radou
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May20-10, 01:58 PM
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So, in average, men have bigger noses? Another interesting thing to investigate.
Borek
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May20-10, 02:06 PM
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Oh, well, let's try.

http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=404590
stevenb
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May20-10, 02:47 PM
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They say that women speak about 2 or 3 times more words per day than men. I find it hard to believe that they lie 2/3 as often.

At the same time, most of my words are spoken in answer to my wife, and her typical questions are:

1. Am I starting to get wrinkles?
(No, those are just smile-lines from being so cheerful.)

2. Does my butt look fat in these pants?
(Looks the the same as the day I met you.)

3. Do you like my new hair-do?
(Oh, it brings out your cheekbones nicely.)

4. How does my makeup look?
(Looks perfect, but you don't need any makeup.)

5. Aren't you glad that I bought these on sale?
(Yes, we really needed those additional 47 dishes: now we have a nice round 100.)
Borg
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May20-10, 03:30 PM
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My wife tells me the same lie over and over. She keeps telling me that I'm "wasting time on that damn Physics Forum".


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