How to Get Your Guy to Be Honest

Texting him will get you a more honest response.Texting him will get you a more honest response.Next time you need your man to answer a pressing question, you might want to ask him over text.

By Korin Miller

According to a new study from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, people give more honest answers when they text, and also tend to provide more details than they do when they answer a question in person.

For example, if you snap a pic of a dress you're not totally sold on and text it to him, your man is more likely to say something like, "I like it because it makes your boobs look great" versus "I like it" or "it's okay" if you ask him in person.

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For their research, scientists asked 600 iPhone users questions-some in person and some via text-like "how often do you exercise?" and "during the last month, how many movies did you watch?" Overall, they found people answered questions better over text-even when they were distracted by walking around or shopping.

Researchers say they have to do more work to find out why-it could be because people have a sec to stop and think before they respond via text. Whatever the reason, it's definitely useful info to know when you want a legit answer.


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