Looking at the answers I realise that I have never actually lied to my husband, I just haven't always told him what is happening if it was something he didn't really need to know. The main reason for this is that for the last few years his health hasn't been the best &, if he gets over-excited or over-anxious, he doesn't function very well & I can't see the point in making him go thru that if I can sort it out anyway.
As for girlfriends/wives asking their boyfriends/husbands whether they look fat in this, I feel sorry for you guys. I have never asked my husband that question cause, to be quite honest, I know whether I do or not. I'm not blind & I do have a mirror. To put that on your partner, in my mind, is not on. The only thing I do ask my husband, if we are going out, is whether the outfit I have on is appropriate for the occasion & I do expect him to answer honestly. I was brought up to dress up for an occasion &, in this more casual world, sometimes I can overdo it. I would prefer to find out at home before we leave then when we arrive & feel embarrassed about being overdressed