This Article is From Sep 14, 2009

'Men lie six times a day in UK'

London: Men lie and women cry, they say. And, now a new study has claimed that blokes lie six times a day and twice as often as the fair sex.

Researchers have carried out the study and found that men tell six fibs a day on average to their partner, boss and work colleagues, while women come out with just three, leading British newspaper the 'Daily Mail' reported.

The study, based on a survey of 2,000 Britons, has also revealed that the most common lie told by both sexes is: "Nothing's wrong, I'm fine."

While men are likely to fib about having their last pint and claiming their partner's behind doesn't look too big, most women avoid telling the truth about their latest shopping purchases.

Interestingly, 83 per cent of adults of both sexes said they could easily tell if their partner was lying. But, body language expert Richard Newman said: "Most people can't read the signals. They assume that if someone is hiding the truth, they would hide their face and avoid eye contact. In fact, the opposite is true."

"Liars usually do everything they can to convince you of the truth, sitting still and looking at you to watch your reaction. People simply overestimate their skills in this area," said Newman.

The findings emerged in a poll by 20th Century Fox to mark the DVD launch of TV series 'Lie To Me' starring Tim Roth as a deception expert who helps to solve crimes.