Dating and Relationship Advice

When you're dating someone new, you obviously want to make a good impression. You don’t want to let all your ghosts out of the closet and end up scaring away someone you’re really into. But sometimes people try too hard to impress their date and get caught up in a few white lies — or even blatant mistruths.

A survey from StaticGuard found that 63% of people between the ages of 18 to 34 have lied or told an exaggerated story about their interests in order to get a date. If people are lying before the first date, just imagine what they’re lying about on the date.

Curious?

Here are the top 4 things people lie about when dating.

1) Past Relationships

Talking about past relationships can be tricky. Bringing up the exes helps your date understand you on a deeper level, but it can also bring regret, shame, sadness, and jealousy. Some people lie about past relationships in order to avoid making a bad impression.

2) Personal Finances

Having your shit together is sexy. And one of the easiest ways you can show a potential partner that you have it all is by having money.

It’s very common for a man to take a woman on an expensive first date in order to show them that they can take care of themselves and a partner. Sometimes people will slip finances into conversation and exaggerate their income or their career status.

3) Opinions on your Friends and Family

When you start dating someone new and introduce them to your friends and family, you hope that everyone will get along. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

In a new relationship, it’s common for people to lie about liking their partner’s friends and family. Social etiquette teaches us to lie in order to spare other people's feelings.

Plus, when you’re dating someone new, you’re trying to fit into their world. Sometimes lying helps you feel less like an outsider.

4) Their Feelings

In a serious relationship, you're used to opening up to your partner about your feelings. But when you’re dating someone new, it's much harder to express negative emotions.

Your new partner may have caused you to feel anger, sadness, jealousy, resentment, or embarrassment, but you might be hesitant to tell them for fear of losing them. But you should still try to speak up. It may be hard, but that's the only way you can make a relationship work.