Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Mean What?

Hello my bloghearts. I was reading a blog I read on occasion,, and found one of his posts quite entertaining. He decided to tell us 5 things men commonly say and what they really mean so I had to hijack his post and post it here too.

(Taken straight from NWSO)

(1) “I’ll Call You Later”

The problem with this statement is interpretation, or better yet misinterpretation. While men will define the word “later” as any time after now, women tend to have a specific window of time that defines “later” as meaning as soon as I reach my destination. It’s like somewhere between the words leaving a man’s mouth (or fingers via text) and reaching a woman’s ears, she adds an additional word like “tonight” after “later.” When I say, “I’ll call you later,” it doesn’t guarantee that later will take place within the next 24 hours just what it means, I’ll call you later—whenever that may be.

Translation: He’ll call when he has the time or remembers.

(2) “I’ve Been Busy”

Now this is often the first thing a man says when he hasn’t called a woman “later.” It’s actually a very valid reason when there’s major life catastrophes going on (death in the family, moving, new job, moonlighting as a superhero, etc.) but more times than not “busy” just means occupied with something (or someone) else. We’ve all heard the saying that a man makes time for the things he’s interested, right? Well, unless he’s Bruce Wayne that’s generally true.

Translation: He’s probably not that into you.

(3) “Wow, That’s Interesting

Chances are whatever you’re talking about is actually pretty darn interesting, unfortunately only to you. However, since it’s apparently important to you he’ll play along and fake interest just for the possibility of scoring with you.

Translation: Sorry, I wasn’t listening and I couldn’t care less.

(4) “I’m Not Looking For a Relationship”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; men usually tell women where their head is from jump but most women just tend to ignore what we say. If a man tells you on the first date that he’s not in a space where he’s looking for a relationship but you are and still pursue this man for a commitment down the line; who’s at fault when things don’t work out? Exactly, you. What some women try to do is trick themselves into believing he’ll change his mind, but most men generally stick to their guns and if you stick around after he declares his desire to stay single he’s not wrong in assuming you’re with it. When I broke up with my last girlfriend after college I told myself I needed to be single and made that clear to any woman I met. While I may have been upset at the few that walked away after a few months because they wanted more, at the end of the day I respected their decision to do so because it made sense.

Translation: He’s telling you the truth

(5) “What Are You Talking About?”

This is my general response when I’m being accused of something that’s probably true but I won’t admit to for whatever reason. For instance, a date asks, “Why were you looking at another woman’s butt?” My response, “What are you talking about?” It’s usually a knee-jerk response that I subconsciously use to kill time so I can come up with a valid excuse. It also works well at transferring the focus from me to her by making her think she’s crazy and/or paranoid. By time she’s finished defending herself, she’s either forgotten my discretion or I’ve had time to come up with an reasonably valid excuse.

Translation: He’s lying. ”

Boom! My gift to you ladies. See, now you can't say I never gave you anything. Enjoy!

2 People saying stuff:

Jeni said...

Hmmm. I used to have a list of five (I think it was 5) things men say -which weren't very nice to say in mixed company. I only remember two of them now and one of those I do remember, I'd best keep to myself. But the other one is "I'm not married!" Just thought of another one now -"The check's in the mail." (But that one probably applies equally to men and women, doesn't it?)

CC said...

I appriciate the I'll call you later explanation. To some guys I've found that means I'll call you tonight, tomorrow or next week (heck month). I guess it depends on how much their into you...