Children of the 80s and 90s 'lie about their youth'
Published 28/07/2015 | 09:06
Parents who grew up in 80s and 90s admit to fictionalising elements of their youth to appear "more interesting", a survey has found.
Nearly three-quarters (73%) of Britons aged between 35 and 50 have lied about their pasts, with almost one-third (30%) saying they do so to appeal to younger people.
The study, commissioned by Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, found 55% falsely claimed to have joined a youth sub-culture movement such as punk or new romantic, while 42% lied about going to Glastonbury festival or holidaying in Ibiza.
Others included telling tall tales about attending historic events - such as LiveAid - as well as taking part in anti-Government protests.
The survey asked 2,000 British parents how much they remember from their pasts - and how much was put down to exaggeration.
The results reveal many look back wearing rose-tinted spectacles, with 85% agreeing with the old adage that good stories get better with age.