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The top ten excuses they use in sticky situations

Editor's Note: You may suspect your man isn't 100% honest with you all the time. Well, now you can find out for sure! Men reveal the top ten “excuses” they give women when they're stuck in a corner. See if any of these sound familiar…

He who said “The truth can set you free” probably wasn't in a relationship. In that minefield of potential disasters, telling the truth can often lead to a stint on the couch, or worse yet, a sudden stint of singledom.

As we've navigated through these treacherous waters over the years, men have picked up a few tricks. Every guy has his cache of fallback excuses -- not egregious, deceitful fabrications, just little white lies to help smooth things over. You can usually rely on tried and tested classics to get you through the “Do I look fat in these jeans?” moments, but sometimes situations arise that make you scramble to come up with something new.

We've assembled a list of 10 of the most common male excuses to help you avoid ever having to flounder in such a situation again -- because if we're going to get through this minefield alive, we're going to have to do it together.

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Number 10: “You look great in everything you wear.”

If you are in a relationship, it's just a matter of time until she asks you the cliché question, “Does this dress make me look fat?” Some claim the best answer is to say nothing and silently back out of the room. Others go for this smooth line of reasoning.

Best use: Going out to a formal event makes girls fairly nervous -- not shocking, considering that once they get there, they will cluster in small groups and ruthlessly judge each other's dresses and hair. So if you are about to head out to such an event and she asks you the dreaded "Do I look fat?" question, tell her the truth; tell her she looks great in everything she wears. You'll thank us after she is done with you in the coatroom.

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