I was listening to Neal Boortz this morning and heard him talking a href=”http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6186358/Men-lie-twice-as-much-as-women.html”about new research that shows men /alie twice as much as women. I thought his point was good. Boortz felt that men were probably “lying” to their wives in response to questions such as “Do I look fat?” And indeed, when I looked through the main reasons men lied, most had to do with placating women:br /br /blockquote1.Nothing’s wrong, I’m finebr /br /2. This will be my last pintbr /br /3. No, your bum doesn’t look big in thatbr /br /4. I had no signalbr /br /5. My battery diedbr /br /6. Sorry, I missed your callbr /br /7. I didn’t have that much to drinkbr /br /8. I’m on my waybr /br /9. It wasn’t that expensivebr /br /10. I’m stuck in traffic /blockquotebr /br /I think that often men lie because they will get a very severe response from women if they tell the truth. For example, if a woman says, “What’s wrong?” and rather than reply, “I’m fine,” the man says, “You are driving me crazy and I need some time away from you,” there is a good chance the woman will make him pay dearly for the remark. I don’t know about you, rather than lies, I think many of these quips are more like self-preservation.