Why Do Men Lie?

This topic has been a hot-button subject for a number of years. Causing a lot of women to have discussions which often differ in opinions and views. In many cases men and people in general lie for a various number of reasons. Some may argue that people who lie have a sociological issue that may be deep-rooted from experience that they have had in their lives. So today we will share the top five reasons why men lie.

  1. To Avoid Getting Caught:

Nobody wants to get caught doing something they know they shouldn’t and have to face the music. This is human nature and it’s true of both men and women. However, some men have a certain way of misconstruing their words to cause confusion and in some cases to the blame to their partner.

  1. Enhance or Improve Themselves:

Many times men lie because they want to Impress a woman you could almost look at this one as a compliment (ALMOST).  This often happens because the guy might not feel “good enough” as he is to be his true self.

  1. For Sex or The Chance to Get Sex:

Most men realize that simply saying all he wants is sex is not always the most effective approach to getting it. It may work sometimes, but typically it will work against him. This is why men lie to get sex.

  1. To Win an Argument:

Many times men lie to win an argument or to get want they want. By using reverse psychology or lying as a tool to get what they want. Whether on a first date or while enduring your one-year anniversary, one could delicately talk himself up.  Often times men use this tactic while at the club or bar trying to start up a conversation.

  1. Past Experiences from Past Relationships:

Sometimes men have had negative experiences with their exes and have been conditioned to lie to avoid drama. For example, if a man always got flack from his ex-girlfriend for spending too much time with the guys, he might have become accustomed to lying about it.So now, he might tell you he’s staying late at the office when he’s really going out for happy hour with his friends.


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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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20 Responses to Why Do Men Lie?

  1. I would argue that men who lie simply don’t have the backbone to face the consequences of telling the truth (in my experience).

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  2. Pathological lying is hard to I understand. Sometimes we lie to protect others feelings great subject for discussion!

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  3. Reesee89 says:

    I agree with all of the above reasons to why people in general lie. However, when it comes to men well, as a woman I can’t really say why they do, but I would lean towards them avoiding reality or not wanting to hurt the person they’re in a relationship with.

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  4. pratseek says:

    I ll speak in the context of women..
    Men lie because they project what women will like about them and what they won’t..
    Men lie because they think they are not good enough to be accepted and like by women..
    Men lie because they have hidden agenda..

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  5. admcmasters says:

    None of these sound like a “reason” to me, they all sound like excuses.
    A “reason” is an explanation for why something is the way it is, with everyone involved taking accountability for their part in a situation. An excuse is an explanation for why something is the way it is, that always involves the blame being put on someone or something that isn’t involved in the conversation, and not able to share their side of the story. What’s the difference? The accountability.
    The basic premise of why men (or women) lie is because we were all born sinners and it is our nature to sin.
    This is a thought-provoking blog though, so thanks for that.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    You forgot to say because its Sunday. Joking. Informative gold star🌟

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  7. Good for you on tackling this subject. Still it’s creepy to me when adult men lie.

    As soon as I find a man has lied (to me or anyone); I get that nagging feeling that I’m dating someone who’s still a child.

    No adult woman wants to date, mate with or ever marry a child.

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  8. ardarrhchudi says:

    Both men and women lie alike…its an individual thing. I have seen men who don’t lie

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  9. Women lie too ……………. I think its the person’s character.

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  10. Great article Jay. Men can be pretty immature can’t they. But… can’t we all.

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  11. dpcinh2013 says:

    Madonna crooned:

    A man can tell a thousand lies
    I’ve learned my lesson well
    Hope I live to tell
    The secret I have learned, ’till then
    It will burn inside of me……

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  12. Great post! All so true

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  13. Thank you for the information…more like confirmation. Lying 🤥 made me end my last relationship. So happy I did 😊

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  14. CB says:

    Some men lie because they’re too scared of the consequences, some are just pathological liars. All the cited reasons above are true but I have to agree to JourneyThroughaWomansHeart – women lie too.

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  15. Amorina Rose says:

    What a sad post. Lies are just a waste of time and so diminishing.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. fourlivesonepen says:

    Awesome post…it’s much easier to tell the truth, regardless. Why waste anyone time.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Haha! Enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. This was really good & str8 forward. Good knowledge dropped from a man.

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