Do you lie in polls?

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Do you lie in polls? CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY.
    No, never. They're anonymous. Why would I lie? : (248 votes)
    71 %
    Sometimes, to spare the OP's feelings (like if they hate their dress but can't afford to replace it) : (39 votes)
    11 %
    Sometimes I choose an answer that will ruffle some feathers. : (13 votes)
    4 %
    Sometimes I'll choose an answer claiming my ring is more expensive or a bigger ct weight than it is. : (1 votes)
    0 %
    I'll choose an option I don't actually prefer bc it's what the bride can afford (dress, ring, etc) : (30 votes)
    9 %
    I nearly always give dishonest answers for polls. : (9 votes)
    3 %
    I rarely give genuine responses to polls. : (8 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I never lie; it’s anonymous!

    Post # 4
    7191 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t lie, but sometimes none of the poll options fit perfectly, so I’ll choose the option that’s closest to the truth for me.

    Post # 5
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @IheartUFC:  Breaking news, people lie on the Internet 😛 I just assume it happens and take it for what it is. 

    Post # 6
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I love that there’s a poll to accompany a thread about lying in polls. 🙂

    Post # 7
    1108 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    And you think people are going to be honest on this poll?  That is hysterical!!!

    Post # 8
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I don’t really understand why you would lie on the internet, full stop. Surely the whole point is that it is anonymous, so you can feel free to be brutally honest in a way you can’t be IRL?

    Post # 9
    2139 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Nope. BUT…sometimes there isn’t an option for my true answer so I vote whatever is closest to my answer.

    Post # 10
    2878 posts
    Sugar bee

    @IheartUFC:  I don’t, because I don’t see the point of lying in an anonymous poll. The closest to lying would be : choosing an answer that’s not exactly the right answer, but is the closest to my situation. I usually comment my answers afterwards anyway. 

    Post # 11
    2630 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Rachel631:  For some, the internet is a place to reconstruct a personna/life that they see as better than what they actually have. Honestly, I feel that many people here do that, but since it’s not affecting my life in any way, I don’t care except to roll my eyes and laugh. That being said, I don’t understand lying in polls to keep up the pretending because I feel that’s taking the illusion to a really unhealthy place since you’re the only one who knows you lied. 

    ETA: To actually answer the thread question: I will sometimes lie on a poll in certain circumstances. For example, if it’s really obvious that the OP loves a dress that I don’t really like. If she doesn’t look bad it in, then I will go ahead and vote for that option. Otherwise, I’ll vote the truth or not vote if there isn’t an “obligatory other” or “I love cats!” option.

    Post # 12
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    If I don’t want to give a truthful answer (for whatever reason…mostly OP’s feeling), I just don’t vote.

    Post # 13
    6048 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t always explain my answer, and I have also come in and read the question and not even voted or gave an opinion. If I do vote I don’t like about it tho. 

    Post # 14
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @IheartUFC:  I don’t lie on polls that are about ME or if the poll poster seems to really want the truth.  But some bees post polls where it’s obvious they just want validation, so unless I’m really against what they’re trying to validate, I will support their situation.  Specifically around dresses/ looks etc.

    Post # 15
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @IheartUFC:  nope. Not sure what the point of that would be…

    Post # 16
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t lie because it’s anonymous anyway, but when I read some of the answers, I assume some people do.  It’s the internet, so it’s not surprising in any case!

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