Top 10 Most Common Lies People Tell

What do you feel are the most common lies people tell? These are the most frequent lies based on your vote and the votes of hundreds of others who have visited this list.
The Top Ten
1 I’m fine

I have a friend, but lately he hasn't been coming to school much, I'd say he comes for about a week once every 4 weeks, and when the weekend comes around, he just doesn't come back for a while. He says that he's fine, but I don't know what I should do, since he clearly isn't fine. There has even been rumour that he has been faking depression to get out of school. I really don't know what I should do, I don't know whether I should call him, talk to some of his friends, wait until he comes back an have a proper talk or just let it go. And lately when I have been seeing him, I've been noticing how differently he has been acting, and I used to feel that we had a strong connection, but these days just being around him feels awkward. I have no idea what I should do, if I should do something, or even if it's worth keeping him in my life...

When you vote on this site, it asks you to explain why. My reason? Well, a few years ago, a friend of mine was acting a little different. She had stopped coming to hang out with us, she had changed her style. Too many things to name. She started to only ever wear hoodies and long-sleeved t-shirts. That's when I became really suspicious. Everyday, I would ask her was she okay. It was always the same answer, 'I'm Fine.' One day, I was done with her telling me she's fine so I went to her house to check her wrists, hips and legs to see if she was cutting. I got to her house and her door was unlocked. I walked up to her room and saw a note on her bed. I heard water in the bathroom and found her in the bathtub with bloody-water and slit wrists. She got to the hospital on time. Luckily. She asked me how did I know and I just told her 'I'm not okay.' and that I have been telling the same lie as her for years. She ended up killing herself a few months later. But the one thing that keeps me ...more

This is definitely number 1. It is really depressing when you're feeling down and grumpy and everyone around you can see that from your face yet they come and ask you, "Are you okay? " and you just automatically say, "I'm fine." because (1) your problem is way too complicated for them to understand and (2) you're way too exhausted from pretending you're just fine to explain your problem to them.

Technically it is a lie, but l think the intent of this lie should be taken into consideration. There is no intent to deceive the person who asks "Hiw are you? " In fact, the person who asks doesn't even listen to the answer. This is just a common greeting we are all conditioned to say, the words don't have much meaning in this context.

2 I have read & agreed to the above Terms and Conditions

Especially in elementary school where they force you to "agree" to a bunch of super restricting stuff in order to use the school laptops. I didn't even read it because it wouldn't matter.
Near the end of the school year I got in trouble for violating a rule I didn't even agree to (and then got my laptop taken away), which is stupid. Teachers shouldn't force kids to agree to a bunch of things they won't even remember and then tell them they're in trouble for not listening to a rule they never agreed to.

There was this one experiment where someone hid a five thousand dollar prize in the terms and conditions and no one claimed it for months. Though I admit, when I was a kid, I used to read these. Then I gave up. They ought to just say:

1. ) don't sue us if you're unhappy.
2. ) this is copyrighted.

I always worry that I should read it, but I always skip it cause I'm lazy,

I still regret not reading it because I don't understand everything on the website :<

I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't read the terms.

My mom forces me to read these, even if they're over 10 pages long. I hate reading these because not only do I not understand 90% of what it says, but it takes forever just to read the whole thing.

3 I don’t lie

The most popular lies in our everyday lives. If you say this, then you are being dishonest to yourself first. All of us have lied at least once in our lives, mostly for good. Sometimes even over taken by our evil side. Yes all of us have lied, admit it.

I think a lot of people try to do their best not to lie in their lives. Sure lying happens once in someone's life, but in some occasions, some people didn't intend to do it.

If I'm being honest, I've only ever told one lie in my life and this is the one...

I've never told a lie in my life.

What about the one you told 5 seconds ago?

4 I will be there in 5 minutes

(Asians are about to go to party)
Relatives on phone: Hurry up, everyone else is already here!
Mom: OK OK I'll be there in da 5 minute, ok? (calls out to others in room) Honey! Get ready in 20 minutes!

Black stereotype, it's true for my family we get there like 30min-1hr late.

Maybe add another 25 onto that though "depends on traffic ya know" Hehe...

Wait, do you mean one hour?

5 Wow, you look great in that dress

Really? I'm not letting my friend go out looking ugly, go ahead, tell her! Or him, depends on how they roll.

Great? Oh my, I think I need to clean my ears. I must've misheard the phrase "Worse than a clown" as "great"!

Even though your inner heart says "hell no! You look like a clown"

6 Sorry, I forgot

I assure you though, many times I really do forget! Other times... Lets not talk about those.

I really do forget a lot when I say this. -Not a lie I promise.

You forgot, or you just don't want to do it?

If I didn't forget I usually tell them other honest reason and not lie that I have forgotten

7 Don’t worry, it will be okay

I do say this often but I have every faith in my heart that things will be okay. I don't just say if for something to say.

You HAVE to make sure that people feel safe sometimes and that's ok

8 I never said that

I either forgot about it and realized it later, and don't want to admit it for some stupid reason like pride, or you have no evidence, so I'm innocent.

I never said that I was going to go to bed soon.

9 I am sick

Come on you've definitely wanted to miss school or work at least once but not have the right excuse

I did that to get out of church and it actually worked, but I am never doing to again

10 LOL

For real who even laughs?

The Contenders
11 I love you

Celebrity: I love all of my fans.

Oh, you mean the people you have no idea exist?

When somebody says: "I Love You", don't believe it is legitimate.

I would struggle to believe it at first.

I'm in love with you(r taste in music! )

12 I understand

This will be number one lie if you are a student. Every time your teacher says "do you understand? " you have a readymade answer "Yes sir"

13 It's no problem
14 Santa is real

Santa is so not real, now google is lying on dec 24, 2019 showing a santa tracker, he is so not real!

Well, it is based on a real person, Saint Nicolas, but he was nothing like "Santa".

Santa is not real, I can't believe I believed my parents this lie until I found out by some kid in kindergarten that he wasn't real I cried

15 It's not mine

It's mine, but I have a reason why it's not mine right now.

16 I didn't do it

Sometimes you say it before you even know what you're being accused of.

I once said this lie, when I broke my moms phone, I remember blaming it on a sibling they said I lied I got in big trouble

That show bringing back Disney memories.

That should be number 1

17 I don't care

It's funny how much effort people put in to make themselves hypocrites yet most of them care when they say this response. I feel most of us do not realize that.

I DO care. I miss you and you chose to leave

Its true my mom says I have a instinct to lie so I just go along with it

18 I don't have a crush

No I swear, this isn't a lie, stop asking for who my dang crush is!

Sometimes this is actually true.

This should be in the top 10.

19 I didn't break it

Once I lied about this I broke the window in my sisters bedroom with a baseball and lied and said she did it, she got in big trouble until she said I lied then I got in big huge trouble for lying

20 Animals were humanely slaughtered to become my burger
21 I care about you

I care about everyone to a certain extent. If you're my family or you're one of my close friends/just friends, then I care for you a lot. Even if you're a bully, jerk, or someone I don't know much, I still care for you but not as much as my closest family and friends

I can't speak for others when they say this to me; I can only hope that they mean it because I certainly mean it when I say it.

To me, it isn't a lie. I care about others ( expect bullies and other bad people)

Oh yeah? Prove it. Oh wait! You can't.

22 I'm happy to be single

Anyone who thinks I'm lying when I say this clearly doesn't know me very well. The last "relationship" I was in thankfully only lasted maybe a week, which is also one of the many reasons I put it in quotes, but I felt like I was stuck in it until I finally had the courage to break up with him because I was afraid to hurt his feelings, I was miserable for pretty much the whole run of it, and I blindly agreed to date someone who's pretty much ditched me for other people many times before because I was too stupid to realize that no matter how many times I continued to come back to him, it was never gonna change. I am so happy to not only be single, but to say I'm not that person to forgive people too easily anymore.

When I look at the mess my friends lives are in - yes - I am HAPPY to be single.
Some have even told me I am LUCKY to have not married.
Better to be alone than be with someone and miserable.

23 I don't know
24 We'll stop if it hurts

Doctors in particular.

25 You're taller
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