Things Guys Say & What They Actually Mean

Women always get a bad rap for saying one thing but meaning another, but we’re hardly the only ones who do that! Men are equally guilty, if not more so. They say things all the time that mean something completely different, making dating even more complicated than it already is. If they would just say what’s on their mind, things would be way easier and they might stop thinking we’re so crazy. Here are 13 things guys say and what they actually mean:

“Netflix and chill.” We all know this one. It’s the perfect example of guys saying one thing and meaning something totally different. Netflix and chill doesn’t sound like, “Come over, get naked, have sex.”

“I’m staying in tonight.” If you ask a guy to meet you somewhere and he says he’s staying in, this is probably code for him staying in and playing video games all night but being too embarrassed to say it.

“I’m not really looking for a girlfriend.” This either means that he already has one and just wants to have sex with you, or that he’s a big baby and is terrified of a real relationship.

It’s not you, it’s me.” If a guy says this, he might actually mean it… as in it’s not you, it’s him because he’s a huge douche who’s too chicken to actually tell you what he’s feeling.

“I’m fine.” This is exactly the same as a woman saying it. He’s not fine, but he doesn’t want to talk about it and he isn’t going to tell you what is going on.

“You’re prettier without makeup.” He means this, but not because he’s being romantic. What he really means is that he doesn’t like lipstick because he tastes it, foundation gets on his shirt collar, mascara stains his shoulder when you cry, and eyeshadow smudges his sheets at the end of the night.

“I’m sorry.” He doesn’t mean he’s actually regretting what he did. Usually he’s regretting that it upset you enough to make it a big enough deal that he now has to apologize.

“You look nice (in response to you asking him how you look).” If he didn’t offer up the compliment by himself, without any prompting, he probably doesn’t care about what you’re wearing. Not that you should care if he likes it or not anyway, but he probably just wants to leave.

“I don’t care.” This is the biggest lie ever! Guys feel like they shouldn’t care, so they say they don’t. On top of being really annoying, it isn’t true. What he means to say is that he wants you to think he doesn’t care so he can still be seen as a man.

“I miss you.” Depending on where you are in your relationship, he may very well miss you, but what is it that he misses? Usually what he means to be be saying is that he misses your body in his bed.

“That’s cool.” Otherwise known as, “I don’t care about what you’re talking about at all.”

“I love you.” This is another phrase where timing matters. If he says it right before or during sex, he probably means he loves your body and having sex with you. He might not mean he actually loves you as a person.

“You’re beautiful.” He means this one, but he actually means so much more. If he is using this word, then he really finds you beautiful and you’re so much more than a piece of ass.

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