Here at Guyspeak, we get a lot of questions from you that go like this:
“My boyfriend said “________.” What does he mean? Does he mean _______ or does he mean ________.”
Since we can’t answer every question, here’s a handy guide to translating some common things that guys say so you will know what they really mean when they say them. (Call it Vol. 2 if you like, as I did a similar list way back when.)
He says: It’s not you, it’s me.
He means: It’s you.
He says: How about we skip the party and stay in tonight?
He means: So we can have sex.
He says: You’re a great friend.
He means: But nothing more.
He says: I think we should take a break from each other for a while.
He means: So I can pork other women and not feel guilty about it.
He says: You look nice today.
He means: You look incredible today, but I don’t want to make it obvious how nuts I am for you.
He says: You’re like a sister to me.
He means: I love you both, but I don’t ever want to see you naked.
He says: I’m kind of tired tonight.
He means: But if you want to do all the work, I wouldn’t say no to you jumping my bones.
He says: I’ll call you some time.
He means: I’m not going to call you some time. If I really wanted to go out, I would ask you right now.
He says: I need some space.
He means: You seem a lot more serious about me than I am about you.
He says: I’m not looking for anything serious right now.
He means: Except a serious amount of nookie.
He says: We only went out a few times.
He means: But we shagged about 47 times.
He says: Give me a call some time.
He means: I’m not really into you, but if you want to pursue me, that’s cool. At the very least, it will be an ego boost.
He says: I need some time alone.
He means: To watch porn and masturbate.
He says: Some guy will be very lucky to have you.
He means: Because I know you will never fall for me.