Men, if you're worried your partner might be cheating, you might want to take your focus off the bedroom and place it on her purse (or brand new handbag). A new survey has found that a large percentage of women lie to their men about their spending habits.
A poll conducted by Today.com and Self.com gathered the thoughts of 23,000 people regarding their expenditure. The results didn't paint a flattering picture of ladies they're nearly twice as likely to lie about money in a relationship than men.
Interestingly, nearly two-thirds of the poll's participants regarded financial fidelity to be as important as sexual fidelity, however, 56 per cent of women admitted to lying about money when in a relationship. Only 37 per cent of blokes admitted to doing the same.
Women being women, the lies came in a variety of creative forms. A quarter of them said they had pretended that a new purchase was actually something old or justified an expensive new item by telling their partner it was on sale.
The survey also found that women comprehensively topped men when it came to hiding purchases or receipts.
So why lie? Isn't someone's money theirs to spend?
About one-third of women used the above reason when asked why they either lie or keep money-spending secrets. Another third of respondents said they fight with their partner about what to spend money on, so it's simply easier to lie.
While much of the study's findings may be no major surprise, spare a thought for the fact one party actually needs to tell tales to keep the peace. If lying, manipulating and concealing are key behaviours needed to keep a relationship working, it's probably one best abandoned.
Do you lie about money and your spending to your partner? Have your say below
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