DirecTV asked 2,000 participants to “fess up” about the white lies they’ve told in their lives, and to rank the severity of the lie on a scale of one to five. Interestingly, the top four lies are all related to sex.
Here’s what they determined to be the top four white lies people tell:
1. “I’m on birth control.”
This was ranked at 4.52 on the 5-point scale, the most severe of all the lies told. People probably shouldn’t lie about this, though, unless they’re waiting for an unwanted pregnancy to happen.
2. “I’m not just looking for sex.”
Ranking at 3.56, it’s not as severe as the first, according to the participants. But it can definitely result in some major heartbreak if they’re not careful.
3. “I’ve slept with X amount of people.”
We’re surprised this isn’t higher up on the scale, at 3.46. The risk ofSTDs alone should be enough to make this a growing concern!
4. “You’re the first person I’ve ever done this with.”
At a 3.23 on the scale, this may be one of those lies you tell in order to spare someone’s feelings. Or to make them feel special and boost their confidence. Whichever the reason, its ranking says that you probably shouldn’t lie about your first time.