6 Times It's Okay To Lie To Your Girlfriend (Yes, Really)

6 Times It's Okay To Lie In A Relationship (Seriously!)

Sometimes you just need to keep the peace.

By Melissa Copelton

Do I condone lying? No, not really. Do I think it's a necessary evil? You betcha.

Lying is single-handedly the only thing preventing the murder rate from skyrocketing. That statistic holds no basis in reality—I'm just making well-educated guesses.

Lying isn't ideal, but if you're going to do it, especially in your relationship, then these are the six things that won't necessarily guarantee your position in hell:

1. The Number Of People You've Slept With

Frankly, I don't think this is anyone's business. What/who happened before your relationship is of no consequence now. Unless you happened to have contracted an incurable STD from a former partner, then you have every right to avoid (or adjust) the answer to this question altogether.

2. If You Ran Into Your Ex

Running into your ex is part of life (unless you're fortunate enough to be on the opposite side of the world from them). If it was a quick encounter in the grocery store, then so be it! Why make mountains out of mole hills, right?

3. If You Don't Like Her Outfit

Yeah, because you're SUCH a fashion icon? Unless you believe that her outfit will in somehow put her life at risk, don't say anything. It's going to cause a lot (read: A LOT) more trouble than it's worth.

4. If You Don't Like A Gift She Bought You

Again, this is just another situation that's not worth causing any trouble over. Chances are she wouldn't lie to you about this, but that's because women aren't exactly cut from the same cloth as you guys. Just suck it up, basically. Love is about sacrifice! You can wear the cable knit sweater a time or two before "accidentally" spilling red wine all over it.

5. If She Wasn't Great In Bed Last Night

Do you know how often women fake it? No really, take the number you have in your head and multiply by 100. That's how often your girlfriend spares your feelings in the bedroom. You'd be wise to do the same.

6. If You Think Her Best Friend Is Really Hot

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