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 a hole and hide there forever and ever. In honor of To Tell the Truth Day, Frisky staffers (including myself) fess up about their most regrettable whoppers. Share yours in the comments if you’re ready to finally come clean. Keep reading »
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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. (Which is fine … just own up to it.)
Then, during a conversation about names in which I told him I prefer to be called “Jessie,” he said he preferred to be called “Dr. So-and-So.” I asked why and he said because he had a J.D. — a juris doctorate — and it meant he was entitled to be called “Dr.” Allow me to repeat the part where I said he was actually working as a chef in a restaurant.
Needless to say, that was our first and last date.
I asked some of my female friends what were the worst lies a guy has ever told them — and there’s some big ol’ doozies. A bunch of BS we’ve eaten out of the palms of their hands, after the jump: Keep reading »
My ex-fiancé made me cry on our first date.
Huddled together in my cramped Manhattan apartment, I learned that Michael graduated from UCLA, knew the lyrics to every Air Supply ballad, and had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer for the second time. He brushed away my tears while citing his recurring symptoms and chemotherapy schedule. I added “strong” and “brave” to my mental checklist, along with “handsome,” “charming,” “funny,” and “sensitive.” Keep reading »
There are times it’s obvious when a man is lying. Like when he opens his mouth. Just kidding! We’re not that bitter (typically). But seriously, there are times in some relationships when you wonder if he really was at his buddy Jim’s house playing poker until 3:30 a.m. Or if that woman Mindy with the ginormous ta-tas who friended him on Facebook really is “just some girl that used to live up the street” from him.
Well, with the help of Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception — and Harvard Business School grad — now you can know for sure. We caught up with Meyer to learn how to separate fact from fiction when it comes to men and relationships. Read more … Keep reading »
Eh, sure, lying excessively or about really important stuff isn’t cool, but fess up — we all tell a white lie or two every once and a while, sometimes because it’s genuinely better than telling the truth. Here are 25 things you really shouldn’t feel all that bad about lying about. Keep reading »
OKCupid has compiled another one of their exhaustive reports on online dating factoids after surveying their data, and this time around we get to find out what exactly men and women are lying about when it comes to online dating. Really, there are no big surprises here, but it’s sort of eye-opening when you see how, well, endemic it is. For example, it’s not like a few dudes lie about their height. Like, large numbers of them are claiming to be two-inches taller than they really are. Maybe that’s no big deal if you’re a 5’6″ chick, but I’m 6’1″, and homie don’t play that. People also lie like hell about their income and on average make 20 percent less than they claim. Another conclusion: The more attractive your photo is, the more likely it’s out of date. Also? All you people frontin’ about being bisexual? Mostly, you’re straight. In any case, it’s sort of disheartening, until you realize that we’re all, in one way or another, misrepresenting ourselves, to some degree — aren’t we? [OKCupid] Keep reading »
Is there a foolproof way to know for sure that someone’s lying? I mean, some people are just way too good at it. There has to be a better way than waiting for their nose to grow or forcing them to take a polygraph. A new book by Pamela Meyer promises to help you become a human lie detector. You’d better believe I’ll be picking up my very own copy of Liespotting: Proven Techniques To Detect Deception. After the jump, some dead giveaways, according to Meyer, to help you bust a liar and ensure you never get played again. Yes, friends, the truth shall prevail. Keep reading »
We’ve all dated a jerk at some point in our lives, and if you haven’t yet, you will. Like they say, you have to kiss a bunch of frogs to find your prince, right? Well, needless to say I’ve kissed my fair share of frogs and still no prince. But each frog I’ve dated has taught me at least one valuable lesson, if not more. One lesson I learned from an ex-frog is that if you give a guy a little rope to work with it might actually bring him closer to you, but give him too much rope and he will hang himself. Keep reading »
It’s time again for “Shortcuts,” wherein I answer readers’ letters in two sentences or less. Sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss loser boyfriends, lying about one’s age, and creepy old-man dance teachers. Keep reading »