According to a study by credit card provider Capital One UK, one in ten people lie about how many previous partners they have had and one in five pretend to like their loved one’s kitchen or friends
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A study has found that mysterious Brits don’t reveal their shady shopping habits and even their pasts to their partners.
From lying about how much they’ve blown on clothes and accessories to how many past lovers they’ve had, it seems we’re a nation of flickers.
The Biggest Pig is about a high street shopping spree, with more than a third claiming they paid less for an item to make it appear cheap, while a quarter boast about getting a bargain when they paid full price have paid.
And one in four don’t even tell their other half about an expensive purchase and simply hide it when they get home, the survey of 1,500 adults found.
According to a study by credit card provider Capital One UK, one in ten people lie about how many previous partners they’ve had, and almost one in five say they like their loved one’s food or friends.
One in ten has a secret crush on their other half’s best friend, and a similar number feign friendliness with their in-laws when they genuinely hate them.
The poll found that a third of Brits have lost track of the fibs they’ve told their partner, and one in ten are even confused themselves about what they said.
No wonder, then, that one in three gets revealed and one in ten ends up in hot water due to their deception.
A quarter of adults admitted they are more open with their friends than with their partner, and one in five think telling white lies is an acceptable part of a relationship.
Katy Lomax, Chief Experience Officer at Capital One UK, said: “Many may be guilty of smuggling another online shopping package or two, but ‘secret spending’ has the real potential to spiral out of control when they not be controlled.
“So spend only what you can afford, and if you’re concerned about your loved one’s or loved one’s spending habits, the first big step is to speak up.”
The 15 most common fibs Brits tell their partners
1. Claiming something cost less than it did
2. Buy something and not tell it
3. Acting as if a new purchase is on sale when it isn’t
4. Profess to love their cooking
5. Pretending to like her friends
6. Dieting “together” but secretly eating junk food
7. Telling them they look great when they don’t
8. Secretly using her beauty products
9. Downplaying how much was spent on a night out with friends
10. Secretly throwing away a hated article of clothing
11. Pretend they ate the packed lunch they prepared but ate out instead
12. Not clarifying the number of past lovers
13. Pretending to like the in-laws
14. Having a secret crush on her best friend
15. Meeting an ex and saying it’s just an old friend
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