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It’s usually women who are expected to be sensitive about getting older, but new research from Diamond car insurance specialists has revealed men are more likely than women to tell white lies about their age. One in ten of the men questioned said they have lied about how old they are on their birthday, compared to one in fourteen women.

The study also surprisingly showed that we’re less likely to lie about our age the older we get. Men and women aged over 45 are the least likely to lie about their age, whilst those aged 25 to 35 are the most likely to.

Similar numbers of men (9%) and women (8%) have also asked friends and family not to mention their real age on their birthday because they felt too old. Despite being the youngest age group polled, more 18-24 year olds said they’ve insisted on this, the highest out of any of the age groups questioned.

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