The Top Lies Brits Tell About Their Holidays

Little white lies are common among people – there’s no doubt about it. Among the lies told, latest research finds that a fifth of British people fib most about what they go up to on their holidays or weekend breaks.
Lies can vary from places they went, experiences they had and the things that happened, according to research carried out by Last
More than this –  as many as 7% of the population – equivalent to more than 3,000,000 people – have posted fake messages and photos on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles about what they got up to on their weekend break or holiday.
Another study found that Brits lie about the experiences they tell their work colleagues and friends to make them sound more interesting, to make more friends and like they have a varied life. The study by MSC Cruises UK, found that as much as 21% of people have lied about countries or cities they have been to, while nearly a third of Brits talk about exotic food pretend to have tried.
Why Do People Lie About Their Holidays?
The pressure, oh, the pressure of having to keep up with everyone else.
The research includes these top reasons for people lying about their holidays:
  • People wanting to have an exciting story to tell work colleagues.
  • To gain popularity, to entertain and to make new friends.
  • To make their life seem less boring than it actually is.
  • To create a certain perception about themselves – to appear more knowledgeable, more adventurous, worldly or daring.
With social media channels, they make it very easy for someone to create their own persona or put out a certain image to others about what their life is like. 
When everyone else is making their life out to be a certain way, it can feel like everyone else is having an amazing time, doing something exciting or intriguing. No wonder it can make others feel like they lead a boring or inferior life!
This could well be what has led to the people wanting to lie about where they have been, what they have done and extraordinary events that happened to them. This has created a knock-on effect, with everyone wanting to get in on the latest trends and happenings through the use of social media. Research shows that the UK has become a culture of competition, with people wanting to show that they are more experienced, more cultured and have to keep up with what their friends and colleagues appear to be doing.