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To be gutted he lied?

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BeBrutal Sun 18-Sep-11 20:49:14

I'm a regular lurker and would really appreciate some perspective.

Basically, I recently started dating a guy I new many years ago and we got back in touch through facebook.

On one of the first dates, he dropped in to the conversation thay he didn't do the whole 'one night stand' malarkey and had only slept with 7 women. I have been single for almost 3 years so have done the one night stand thing and was quite upfront about it. (figured no point in lying and am I now at a place where I'm looking for more than that) To be honest though, I was quite impressed that he was a 'nice' guy IYSWIM.

Anyway, many dates on and he drops in to a rather drunken conversation that he has slept with loads more people than he first claimed. I feel really annoyed that he lied, like he wanted me to believe he was someone different than who he really is.

I have real trust issues anyway (ExH was a compulsive liar so I may be OTT wary) It just feels like we started on the wrong foot and I feel weird about it all now.

Am I being weird? Be harsh if need be.... Maybe I'm just not cut out for this relationship stuff.

SwingingBetty Sun 18-Sep-11 20:52:28

do you like him

DontGoCurly Sun 18-Sep-11 20:54:05

Hmm, I think everyone lies and revises their number downwards. I wouldn't worry about it unless he is lying about other stuff too.

wannabefree Sun 18-Sep-11 20:54:51

You're not being weird. He's the weird one for lying- especially if he just came out and volunteered the information without you even asking about how many people he had slept with.

celebmum Sun 18-Sep-11 20:55:07

Maybe he just wanted to impress you on your first date?

MiseryBusiness Sun 18-Sep-11 20:57:46

I may be way off but I think a lot of people can lie initially about how many people they have slept with. Maybe he was trying to come clean about it the more serious he felt about you?

nomoreheels Sun 18-Sep-11 20:58:24

If he said it first, & then you explained you'd had ONS in the past, maybe he was embarrassed at fibbing initially? It's possible he brought it up drunkenly again as he's been thinking about it & wanted to come clean. If he seemed sincere enough when he fessed up I wouldn't get too worked up about it. Did you ask him why he lied?

hatebeingmummy Sun 18-Sep-11 20:58:42

I think if questioned that everyone lies about their number... but to drop the info (incorrect info) in to a conversation unsolicited is pretty manipulative in my opinion.

I dated heaps of unreliables before my now partner and they all told me very early on how many women they'd slept with. In some cases I found out they'd lied, in some cases I never knew.
I asked my now partner for his "number" after about 5 months dating and he said "I'd rather not say, I don't need to know about your past and you don't need to know about mine.. but I hope there won't be anymore for either of us"
I think that was the most grown up and classy approach to it all and he has turned out to be utterly reliable and trustworthy.

troisgarcons Sun 18-Sep-11 20:59:29

AIBU to think its just plain odd to discuss numbers and previous partners?

IrmaMuthafucker Sun 18-Sep-11 20:59:59

I'll be honest I don't get why you would talk about stuff like that at so early a juncture in the relationship nor why anybody cares what someone has or hasn't done sex-wise in the past so long as it's all legal and between consenting adults? Surely much better to concentrate on the present.

Any way, you are where you are, so tell him in a non-confrontational way that you don't appreciate being lied to and ask why he thought you'd be bothered about his history. Then based on what he says decide if you want to hand around for a bit longer or call it quits. You don't need to decide to commit to a full-on relationship now. You can just see how it goes if you want.

ChippingIn Sun 18-Sep-11 21:00:38

I find the older I get, the less I'm prepared to put up with any shit.

He offered the information, you didn't ask him - he was not put on the spot. He deliberately lied to you...

... NEXT...

squeakytoy Sun 18-Sep-11 21:01:24

I dont know how many people my husband slept with before me, and he doesnt know how many I slept with..

BluddyMoFo Sun 18-Sep-11 21:01:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BeBrutal Sun 18-Sep-11 21:02:56

Thanks for your replies.

I get that people lie to impress but I just feel abit foolish for believing him. I don't really know how I feel about him...he's nice, complimentary, we have fun together. I just generally don't 'do' relationships because I got burnt so badly with my Ex. Ah....I'm crap at this. And I hate the drama!

BeBrutal Sun 18-Sep-11 21:06:41

He said that he only brought it up initially because he knew, that I knew that he'd slept with a mutual friend and he didn't want me to be put off.

He said he had been worried about the fact he had lied and that was why he told me lastnight.

MiseryBusiness Sun 18-Sep-11 21:09:05

I'm the same, dont know how many people DH has slept with and he has never asked me, doesnt bother me to be honest.

The only people I have ever discussed my 'number' with over the years have been friends.

hatebeingmummy Sun 18-Sep-11 21:09:50

Hmm... fair enough, a little immature but, at least you've got the first "uh, oh" moment out of the way - he has one more strike.

shakey1500 Sun 18-Sep-11 21:13:17

YANBU. That would really annoy me. And I understand when you say you feel "you've started on the wrong foot".

However, as a previous poster said, it would depend on what his reasoning is for not being upfront. If I was head over heels and his answer was acceptable then fair enough I'd move past it. But you sound quite ambivalent about him so maybe it's enough of a deal breaker for you.

BeBrutal Sun 18-Sep-11 21:20:14

It seemed immature to me too.

It just seemed like a really stupid thing to lie about. It's really unsettled me.

Hmmmm....maybe he's just not the right one for me.

Thanks for replying.

post Sun 18-Sep-11 21:22:55

I've never lied, and my number's high-ish. To those who would, or expect others to, why, out of interest?

shakey1500 Sun 18-Sep-11 21:26:05

post I'm curious as well.

I didn't meet dh till I was 30 and we discovered pretty quickly we were cut from the same cloth, both been round the block a bit, upfront, happy days smile

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sun 18-Sep-11 21:26:45

He may have been concerned that your mutual friend had told you he was the love 'em and leave 'em type.

he's nice, complimentary, we have fun together So what's not to like? Enjoy it while it lasts.

In California he'd still have 2 strikes left - personally, I'd put the score board back to 0 for what, to me, is an understandable little white lie and ply him with drink to see if any more 'confesssions' come out of the closet.

iscream Sun 18-Sep-11 21:58:10

I don't like being lied too, so it would bother me. But because he fessed up, I would not hold that particular lie against him.

But, I have no time for a grown man(or woman) getting drunk, drunkenness is a big turn off for me.

Bubbles007 Sun 18-Sep-11 22:06:10

lies ... omitting information .. thinking for you ... alarm bells ring in your head. clear the issue if he makes you happy

DandyLioness Sun 18-Sep-11 22:25:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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