I have always lived by the motto that a lie is never appropriate. If someone straight-up asks me a question, I will straight up answer. Be careful how you word your questions though, because I can dodge artfully.
I recently find myself wondering, are there situations when it is appropriate to lie? I'm not talking about Santa or E. Bunny.
For instance, let's say there is a young man I fancy and we become close and decide it is time for a good cuddle or a smooch. Isn't that my own private business? If some nosy individual asks if I have kissed him, isn't it my own prerogative to keep that between lucky young man and myself?
That scenario being posed, I am not currently in this situation, so don't think this is some scandalous, juicy confession.
Is it okay to lie simply to protect my private life?
*Side note - I was proofreading this and realized I had typed, "I recently found myself wonderful." (instead of wondering) Whoops!