Recently, I was watching Sex and the City reruns when the episode showing how Carrie met Aiden aired. During the episode, aptly titled, “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts,” Carrie lies to Aiden about her job (she says she’s a designer, not a writer) and the fact that she’s a heavy smoker. For Aiden, a woman that smokes is a complete deal breaker, and Carrie loves her Newports about as much as she loves shoes. So what’s a girl to do? Apparently for Carrie, lie.
Watching the episode got me thinking about all of the times I fudged the truth (just a little!) after meeting a potential boo. The thought was to make the best impression possible, but in the end, lying, even a little one, did little to build a solid foundation for a relationship. Eventually I’d have to woman up and tell the truth, and when that happened, dude would look at me just a little bit differently.
Over the years, I’ve learned that being myself is more than enough. And if someone doesn’t like me as I am, then it wasn’t meant to work out anyway.
But how about you Clutchettes and Gents…have you ever lied to impress someone? How did it turn out?
Speak on it!