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We know that the social media is home to all kinds of lies and deceits, but an Australian study has found that 65% women lie on social media.

The study revealed that women lie the most on social media, and 65% of Australian women lie compared to 36% men.

Below are the top ten lies women tell, according to the study:

1. ‘Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine’

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

3. ‘It wasn’t that expensive’

4. ‘It was on 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’


Below are the top 10 lies men tell:

1. ‘Nothing’s wrong, I’m fine’

2. ‘This will be my last drink’

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’


Douglas Nicol told Daily Mail Australia: “On social media people inhabit a slightly different personality where everything in their world seems to be great – their friends are great and the food they eat is great – and we felt we needed to investigate this,”

“We looked at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and sampled half a million posts from across those platforms and used an algorithm to score these posts for deceit.”

The study found that 50% of posts on social media were deceitful, and women and men have different motivations for lying.

“Women have different motivations in their lying as they lie to make people feel good.” Mr Nicol said.

Whereas men on the other hand, were found to be lying to make themselves look good.