30 Things Guys Say and What They Really Mean

By on December 22, 2016

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 30 things guys tend to say and what they actually mean:

“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.

“I’m not looking for anything serious right now.”

This is likely code for: “I’ve got a bunch of different accounts on various different dating apps and use them to hook up with random chicks. I don’t need you getting in the way of that. But also don’t go anywhere because I like to have you around as an option.”

“I’ll call you.”

Sorry to have to be the one to tell you this, but he’s probably not going to actually call you anytime soon. When they say it so simply like that, it usually means they’re not really interested in you. He is just telling you that he will call you so he don’t hurt your feelings with rejection.

“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.

“So, who’s John?”

Alright, maybe he won’t use the exact name of John. But if he does ask you this question with any of your guy friend’s names involved, it’s a definite sign of some jealousy. When he asks he will wait  to see how you react to it with your body language. Then he will wait to hear what you say when you talk about this certain guy friend. To shorten it up: He wants to know if he has any competition at hand with this friend of your.

“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.

“Let’s talk about this later.”

This is his way of telling you that he can’t stand to continue this conversation any further and  that just wants it to stop altogether. Usually he won’t have any intentions of talking about it later. Like, at all. And then then when you try to bring it up again, he’ll probably end up trying to redirect the convo into another topic somehow.

“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?

“I don’t care.”

And he probably really doesn’t care at all. There’s typically no lie behind this phrase. He means what he means. He probably just wants you to hurry up and pick out somewhere to eat because he’s getting extremely hungry. Or he wants you to pick out the earrings you like best, because why the heck would he care what earrings you wear?

“It was just a joke, calm down.”

Meaning he wasn’t technically joking, but he realized that he hurt your feelings and now he’s trying to cover it up by saying it was just a joke.

“I can’t stand crazy girls.”

As in, if you’re crazy you need to let him know now, because he’s ready to jump ship a.s.a.p if that’s the case. He doesn’t feel like he has room for that kind of stuff in his life. Especially if his ex was a crazy piece of work.

“Porn is gross.”

He really means he watches porn all the time, but he does it on the incognito tab so you won’t know how much he likes it. He wants to impress you by making you think he’s a good boy in every way. Including by not watching the x-rated vids online.

“I didn’t mean it like that.”

So, he definitely meant it like that, but ended up backtracking on his statement due to the fact you got so upset. He doesn’t feel up to the fight, so he’s going to take it back before everything blows up in his face.

“I like a girl who knows how to eat.”

Yup, this one is true. He means what he said. Most guys like a lady who knows how to chow down with them.

“You look better without makeup.”

Meaning: “I like you with or without, especially with, but I’m trying to score some brownie points with this compliment so we can get freaky later.”

“Hey, my friend’s having a thing tonight, you should come.”

He’s saying he likes you enough to introduce you to his friends.  He’s finally ready to intertwine the two of you and it’s a big step in any relationship.

“We should take some space.”

He is having some negative feelings about you and isn’t really sure if he wants to continue the relationship. It could also mean he’s cheating on you and wants to spend less time with you.

“I’ll give you a massage.”

“Yeah, probably only for 30 seconds and then I’m going to try and get it on with you.”

“I’m not angry.”

He may be a little annoyed, but he’s probably really not angry if he’s telling you he’s not. Even though he’s bothered, he’ll get over eventually.

“Want to come over for Netflix and Chill?”

He has no intention of acting on the Netflix part of that question. He really just wants you to come over so you can fool around.

“Do you still have my hoodie?”

As in he doesn’t mind you borrowed it for a little while, but it’s been some time now and he would kind of like it back.

“I’m working late.”

A.k.a: “I’m either cheating on you or avoiding you.

“Sorry, I just saw this now.”

Usually said in reference to a unseen message or a missed call usually. He more than likely did see it, probably hours ago, but he was either too preoccupied or just straight-up didn’t want to talk to you.

“Yeah, your friend is alright.”

Meaning he didn’t really care for her at all and would care less if you ever brought her around him ever again.

“How many guys have you been with?”

He really means: “I don’t actually want to know, but I’m such a jealous being that I had to ask. Either way you answer I’m not going to be happy. So proceed to answer with caution.”

“I love you.”

Yes, he really does love you. That’s it.

“You’re the most beautiful girl in the whole world.”

He probably knows there are much more attractive people he’s seen, at least on t.v, but he’s trying to butter you up and raise your confidence. Or he’s just trying to get laid. Yeah, that could be a possibility, too.

“It’s not you babe, it’s me.”

He thinks it’s most definitely you, but he doesn’t want to say that to your face.

“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!

“I don’t like to put my relationship stuff up on Facebook.”

I don’t want other girls that I have as friends on Facebook to know I’m in a relationship so I can continue to be sleazy. It could also mean that he’s embarrassed or ashamed of the relationship.

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