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I had an argument with a female friend of mine on who lied the most. While she recounted how often men lie, I also reminded her how often women lie, claiming that they probably even lie more frequently than men.

We couldn’t reach a middle ground, so I decided to do my own little research on previous works researchers have done on who lie the most. My findings shocked me though.

According to a 2009 study carried out by 20th Century Fox to mark the DVD launch TV of series Lie To Me, men lie twice more than women the study found. The researchers found that the average man tells six fibs a day either to their partner, colleagues at work or their boss. The women on the other hand tell an average three lies daily.

Also, a more recent study carried out in 2012 by BMW Financial Services found that men lie more than women, with the average man telling three lies a day, and women on the other hand only lie an average two times daily.

The survey found that people are often tempted to lie to make life easier. The study also found that extroverts tend to lie more than introverts, and about 20 percent of the participants believe that lying to your boss claiming to be sick is quite justifiable.

The study carried out by 20th Century Fox found the top ten lies men and women tell.

Men’s top ten lies:

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.

Women’s top ten lies:

1. Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine

2. Oh, this isn’t new, I’ve had it ages

3. It wasn’t that expensive

4. It was in the sale

5. I’m on my way

6. I don’t know where it is, I haven’t touched it

7. I didn’t have that much to drink

8. I’ve got a headache

9. No, I didn’t throw it away

10. Sorry, I missed your call.

So do you think men lie more than women?