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10 Lies Men Tell (And Why They Tell Them)

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Why do men repeatedly lie to women — and why do women repeatedly fall for their lies?

3. "Why do I spend so much time with Michelle? Baby, that is my best (female) friend. I am not having sex with her. I promise." There is nothing wrong with your boyfriend, fiancé or husband hanging out socially with a good female friend of his from high school or college. If your intuition repeatedly sends you signals that their "friendship" might be a little bit more than platonic, then there is nothing wrong with you asking a handful of probing questions about the history of their friendship.

4. "I know it's late, but it's Friday. I just want some company. I am not necessarily just trying to get in your pants." Anytime a man says, "I am not necessarily trying to get in your pants" ... he is trying to get in your pants. When a man "just wants to talk", he will invite you to have coffee with him in the morning or lunch in the afternoon. If a man wants you to allow him to come over your place late on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, there is almost a 100 percent chance that he is going to make a move on you sexually. But realistically, you knew that already, right? Please say you knew that already.

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5. "Of course sex wasn't the only thing on my mind when I first met you. I am not that shallow." Even when men pretend sex is not on their minds ... it is. When a man first makes the acquaintance of a woman of interest, the thing on his mind is exchanging orgasms with that woman at some point in the near or distant future. Your other desirable qualities and non-sexual attributes do not come into play until later. Don't believe me? Tell a man in a very convincing, believable manner that you are practicing celibacy and abstinence until marriage. See if that man's attention toward you increases or significantly decreases. If over the next three or four weeks, he is now calling you less and writing you less text messages and e-mail messages ... then you know what's up.

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6. "Baby, I don't know who that woman is who keeps calling my cellphone. I met her at a party once, but beyond that, I have never had a conversation with that woman." This sounds silly, but I have actually observed women fall for this. A strange woman will continuously call their man and when confronted, he will respond by saying, "I don't even know who that is." Keep reading ...

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