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Despite women's reputations as shopaholics it is MEN who are the biggest secret spenders

Despite women’s reputation for being shopping mad, it has been revealed that men are actually the biggest secret spenders.

A survey has found that men are more likely to lie about their expenditure and hide items they have purchased from their partners - all in a desperate quest to keep their shopping habits under wraps.

New research has revealed that almost double the number of British males confess to secret spending - described as actively hiding or lying about their expenditures - than women.

The survey intended to find out how many Brits hide their purchases and spending habits from their partner, alongside investigating the lengths people are prepared to go to in order to keep their spending secret from their significant other.

Initially, participants were asked 'Do you or have you ever hidden your spending from your partner, including lying about the amount you have spent?', to which 41 per cent of male respondents admitted that they did, compared to 22 per cent of women.

When asked what kind of spending these respondents were most likely to hide, the results revealed the top five secret purchases to be social expenditure, such as nights out, (64 per cent), fashion and beauty (46 per cent), leisure activity costs (22 per cent), automotive and transport (13 per cent), and holiday expenditure (8 per cent).

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