Okay, the story is a bit silly, and the study is hardly quality research, but I am going to use this as a way to do a half a dozen posts on honesty and trust.
According to the story, the top ten lies told by men are:
1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine.
2. This will be my last pint.
3. No, your bum doesn’t look big in that.
4. I had no signal.
5. My battery died.
6. Sorry, I missed your call.
7. I didn’t have that much to drink.
8. I’m on my way.
9. It wasn’t that expensive.
10. I’m stuck in traffic.
Do you tell your bride lies? I don’t (just) mean the big stuff, what about the “white lies”? Things like “My phone batter died” or inventing excuses to get out of doing something she wanted you to do. You know, the covering-your-butt kind of lies.
The fact that it’s wrong aside, what do those lies say about you? They say she is not as important to you as you want her to think she is. They say you are unwilling to be honest with her; especially when it might upset her.
BONUS: The answer to “Does this make my butt look big?” is “Sorry, I’m biased – I like your butt so much I think it looks good in everything – or nothing!” (Dave Berry’s “Have a heart attack” works too, but only once!)