Posts tagged "lies"

Bill O’Reilly Is A Lying Liar, But Fox Is Not About To Care

When the news broke about Brian Williams having lied about his helicopter having been nearly shot down while he was covering the Iraq war, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was there to tear him to shreds with a searing monologue about how important it is for the fourth estate to, you know, not lie about…

Robyn Pennacchia / February 20, 2015

Uh, Why Haven’t I Thought To Use A Dating Pseudonym?

There is only one Amelia McDonell-Parry on Planet Earth. Do a Google search for my name and the first page of results turn up links to my writing — much of it about sex and dating on The Frisky — as well as a highly ridiculous and random Google group discussion post claiming that I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2014

15 Lies Every Pregnant Woman Tells

Pregnancy is such a magical and wonderful time in a woman’s life — but it’s pretty safe to say that some aspects of it are definitely easier than others. Every mom-to-be has good days and bad days and everything in between — including those instances where you do whatever you have to just to make…

The Stir / December 11, 2013

The 5 Biggest Lies Guys Are Telling This Year (And What They’re Being Honest About)

The results of Ask Men’s 2013 Great Male Survey are in, and as always, it’s fun to pour over the details of what the “average, American man” really thinks about stuff like the institution of marriage, pre-stalking dates, anal sex, and, of course, penis size. Sigh. Penises always seem make it on the survey. After…

The Frisky / August 2, 2013

5 Silly Exaggerations & Untruths On My Online Dating Profile

We talk a lot about online dating here at The Frisky, and have offered you a wealth of advice on how to write your profile, choose your photos, and suss out the potential of your various matches. So I’m sure it comes as a complete shock to learn that my profile is far from perfect.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2012

The Top 10 Lies Men Tell Women

Earlier today, we brought you the top 10 lies women tell men. Now, because it’s National Honesty Day, we’ve got the top 10 lies men tell women. Women may be inclined to lie about their weight, mental state, and how much they really spent on that LBD, but with dudes it’s a whole different game. We…

The Frisky / April 30, 2012

The Top 10 Lies Women Tell Men

Ah, women. So mysterious! So enigmatic! We have more layers than an onion. And men, poor, poor men. Left to figure us out all on their own. Sorry! We don’t mean to be confusing. We just are. While many of us strive to be honest, truthful, and forthright, we do not always tell the truth. That is the…

The Frisky / April 30, 2012

Woman Indicted For Lying About Cancer To Get Free Wedding

A couple of years ago, we told you about Jessica Vega, the New York woman who lied about having leukemia — to her own fiance even — in order to score a free wedding. Her husband, Michael O’Connell, felt that something about Vega’s claim of incurable cancer didn’t smell quite right, and ratted her out,…

Julie Gerstein / April 12, 2012

Lies All Women Tell Men?

Yesterday, we posted a list of ridiculously dumb lies we’ve told dudes we’d just started dating, but we’re not the only fibbers on the internet! The men’s site MadeMan has a piece up today on lies all women tell men. Writes Emma Sarran:
There are well-meaning untruths you might hear from even the sweetest girl you’ve…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 9, 2012

19 Stupid Lies We’ve Told Dudes We’ve Dated

Okay, so sometimes we fib a little bit when we’re dating a guy. Not about the big stuff — like our name or what we do for a living. It’s not that we mean to be dishonest, it’s just that our politeness, insecurity or desire to dazzle get in the way of the truth. And…

The Frisky / February 8, 2012

The Top 10 White Lies People Tell In Online Dating Profiles

Research has indicated that as much as 90 percent of people lie in their online dating profiles. Women in their 20s and 30s slyly deduct anywhere from five to 20 lbs. from their weight, while men tend to lie about income, education level and, yes, relationship status. Yikes.

Here, we count the way…

Laura Barcella / December 29, 2011

10 Dumb Lies Women Tell Men

“Nothing’s wrong.” “It’s OK you forgot.” “I’m cool with you hitting up a strip club.” Lies. All lies.
If you have any inclination that something might be wrong, there probably is. It’s definitely not OK that you forgot, be it her birthday, or dinner plans with that couple you loathe, but especially her birthday. And strip clubs? *snorts* Good luck…

TruTV / December 18, 2011

Hot Links: Christina Hendricks Busts Out, Plus 10 Dumb Lies Women Tell Men

Here is a whole mess of pictures of Christina Hendricks’ boobs bustin’ out. [TooFab]
I’m not going to lie, I am guilty of many of these “dumb lies women tell men.” [TruTV]
Actual headline: “Taxidermic Squirrels: They’re Just Like Us (Sort Of).” And there are photos! [Huffington Post]
Because nothing ca…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2011

A Video Camera That Can Tell If You Are A Liar, Liar Pants On Fire

Lie detector tests get a bad rep, perhaps because they’re unwieldy, not that accurate, and the province of “Jerry Springer” and “Maury Povich”-type talk shows. But British researchers have been working on a new type of polygraph lie detector, one that could be used more consistently for security and law enforcement purposes. It’s a video…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 18, 2011

10 Stars Who Maybe Lied About Their Age

A few weeks ago, an actress friend submitted a piece to run on The Frisky. In editing the story, I asked her age, so that I could write it into the piece. “Eek!” she wrote me in a panic. “My agent has told me never to reveal my age. Can we say between 21 and…

Lies We Wish We Never Told — Share Yours!

Some lies go off without a hitch, like the time I swore to my parents that the strange smell coming from my room was definitely incense. Sorry mom and dad! And then there are the other kinds of lies, the ones that go so terribly, terribly wrong they make you wish you could dig yourself…

Ami Angelowicz / July 7, 2011

10 Common Dude Lies Decoded

Men are hard enough to understand when they’re telling the truth, nearly impossible when they’re lying. There are some common lies dudes tell us, usually because they think they will spare our feelings. Eh, not so much. Ladies are quick on the uptake when it comes to subtext. Better off to just tell the truth,…

The Frisky / July 7, 2011

The 7 Worst Lies Guys Have Ever Told Us

A few months ago, I went on a date with a guy who online had described his employment as a lawyer. But on our date he revealed he hadn’t passed his bar exam, but he was still technically a lawyer for having finished law school. He was actually working as a chef in a restaurant.

Jessica Wakeman / June 3, 2011

Girl Talk: My Fiancé’s Terrible Secret

We met on Myspace. He emailed me the day after my birthday, introducing himself and complimenting my smile; I was charmed. I also happened to be single, alone and slightly adrift in a foreign country so our correspondence needed no fanning to burst into something heated and volatile. Three weeks later, I was on board…

Nina-Marie Gardner / March 22, 2011

Why Weather Woman Heidi Jones Lied About Sexual Assault

Why did “Good Morning America” weather woman Heidi Jones lie about an attempted sexual assault in Central Park? Because she wanted the attention.

Jones had claimed she’d been attacked by a man in Central Park while jogging and that bystanders scared him off. Later, she claimed the same man — Hispanic, in hi…

Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011
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