It’s no secret that men and women speak almost entirely different languages. But the thing is, men speak a much, much simpler language than women. Men take the most direct path possible when it comes to communication. Women tend to be a tad bit more complex. Mostly everything a man can say can be interpreted, where as trying to figure out a woman can be a total jigsaw puzzle. All it takes is a little logic and you’ll be cracking the code to every phrase he says in no time. However, if you’re having a bit of trouble figuring it out, we can help you get started.
Here are a few common things your boyfriend says, and what he actually means:
1. You look fine.
A simple, yet very quick response that is used to get you to stop asking how you look in that dress. Or shoes or whatever the clothing item may be that you’re asking for his opinion on. Guys tend to not give a single darn when it comes down to what you’re wearing. If he loves you, he’s going to love you in whatever you decide to wear.
2. We should hang out soon.
He’s telling you that he wants to keep you around and open to meeting up whenever he wants, but he isn’t giving you his full commitment to it. He would set a plan in stone if he really liked you a lot.
3. You don’t look chubby.
Of course he doesn’t think you look fat. Girl, even if he did think you looked fat, he wouldn’t tell you anyways. You have to be crazy to keep asking this question. You’ll always get the same answer. Unless he’s a jerk. Then he’ll just be straightforward and say he thinks you look chubby.
4. Oh, her? I didn’t even notice her.
He totally noticed her, but he wouldn’t be caught dead telling you that. Guys tend to hide when they find another woman attractive to spare you the hurt. I mean you don’t really want him announcing every girl he notices and finds attractive, do you?
5. I never watch porn.
I watch a ton of porn, but my last girlfriend found my Internet search history this one time and made me feel kinda like a freak about it, so this is just a flat-out lie. Sorry about that.
6. I am listening.
He’ll typically say this while he’s doing something that suggests he’s not paying attention, like playing video games or staring at his phone. He’s not interested enough in listening to look you in the eyes, but he’s smart enough to make it seem like he’s paying attention so you don’t get angry. He’s playing it safe.
7. It’s a guy thing.
If you don’t get it, I can’t explain it. Don’t worry about it, it’s not a big deal, and it’s probably stupid anyway. Can we drop it?
8. It’s all my fault.
As in he doesn’t really think it’s all his fault, but he knows if he blames you then you’re going to want to fight. He doesn’t want to fight, so he is just going to accept the blame and see if that’ll lead him to get lucky. Faux apologies are the worst!
9. How do you know that guy?
Have you had sex with him? Because I’m either threatened by him or think he’s a douche and am worried about your standards.