10 Sad-But-True Reasons People Lie On Dates

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10 Reasons We Lie When it Comes to Casual Dating
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“What should I tell him? I really don’t want to go hang out and watch Netflix and that’s all he wants to do. And I have to drive there! Plus, we’ve been dating a month now and he never makes an effort to come see me.” She has had enough and decides to call him and be honest.

The interesting thing is that we make excuses, come up with lies, date people for the wrong reasons and just aren’t honest with one another about our lying because no one likes to be rejected. I wonder, would we rather know the truth than be confused?

These are the top ten reasons why people lie on dates, especially during casual dating.

1. We hate confrontation so we avoid rejecting someone to their face, hence leaving the other person confused.

2. We’re just selfish and want what we want without caring about the other person’s needs so we like to keep them around to meet our conditions.

3. Sometimes we feel hopeless when we’re single so we stick around so we don’t have to be alone.

4. Because sometimes we don’t know what we want so we pretend we like you more than we do.

5. Everyone lies when it comes to dating, so it’s justifiable.

6. We just don’t know how to let someone down with common courtesy.

7. We get bad advice from our friends who don’t know any better.

8. We’re great at lying when it comes to dating so we just keep doing it.

9. We don’t want to be told that we can work it out, blah blah blah.

10. Because we’re not nice, weren’t raised with manners and simply don’t care.

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Though there are exceptions to every rule, after doing a lengthy survey these were the most common reasons why people lie on dates.

This article was originally published at The Agency. Reprinted with permission from the author.