Majority of women would prefer to be lied to if they didn’t look nice
New research says women want to be lied to if they’re not looking good.
If you’re having a day where you’re just not looking your best, would you want someone to tell you? If your answer is “no,” you’re in agreement with the majority of other women, according to new research.
A study conducted by British discount web site www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, polled 1,582 women from ages 18-30 on whether or not they preferred to be lied to or told the truth when it came to their personal style and outfit choices, and the majority of respondents said yes. Bring on the lying!
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61 percent said they would prefer to be lied to when they didn’t look good, while 29 percent said they preferred honesty and 10 percent said it would depend on who it was that was giving them the opinion.
The study also found that the majority of women—a whopping 92 percent—said they care what other people think of the way that they look. And 89 percent of women rely on their partner for an answer to that question (77 percent of women also ask their friends, while 62 percent rely on family members).
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But when the tables are turned, the respondents admitted they were not always honest with others about how they looked—in fact, 63 percent admitted to lying to others about how they really looked.
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“We were interested to find out whether or not British women preferred to be lied to if they didn’t look good in the fashion sense,” said Mark Pearson, Chairman of MyVoucherCodes.co.uk. “Interestingly, the majority of those taking part admitted that they preferred to be lied to by their colleagues, friends, family and even their partners! While a healthy reality-check is always a good thing, it is obvious that many women only ask their friends and partners how they look not to hear the truth, but for a simple confidence boost.”
Tell us: Do you lie to others about how they look?
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