Breaking news: People lie on social media. A new survey found 54% of people have lied about their relationship status on Facebook and other social media sites.

Three-quarters of them said they were single when they weren't, and the other quarter said they were in a relationship when they were actually single.

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Here are the reasons why people lied about being single:

  1. They still wanted other people to find them desirable, whether for an ego boost or to line things up for the future.
  2. They were looking for an affair.
  3. They were embarrassed by their relationship.
  4. They didn't think things were serious enough to broadcast it yet.
  5. They wanted to keep their life private.

The survey also found only 29% of people who were in a relationship with someone claiming they were single realized that was happening.

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