We are all guilty of occasionally saying something just because we know the other person wants to hear it. We’ve told someone we love their dress when we actually hate it. We’ve “yes-ed” someone to death just because we don’t want to hear them talking anymore. We’ve agreed with something a significant other says even if we don’t really agree just because we don’t want to get in a pointless fight. It happens.
Keep that all in mind when you read this post, just in case it starts to make you angry. On an Ask Reddit thread, dudes recently discussed the things they say to girls that they don’t actually mean – they’re just saying it because they know (or think) a girl wants to hear it. The truth is, I think many of us would typically prefer honesty from our boyfriends over a standard response they don’t actually mean at all, but… okay. Here are 10 things guys say to girls that they don’t really mean (according to real dudes):
I Miss Youurchigold: "I miss you too." It's much easier and safer to say that than "Well actually I've really been enjoying having the house to myself for a few days." I would be bummed about this, but I have definitely done the same thing. There's not really another response to give to "I miss you," you know? Source: ShutterStock
I'll Call You Laterboolean_sledgehammer: "Yes. I'll call you later." Some context - keep in mind that this is usually what I said during random hookups with women I knew damn well I would probably never see again. Neither one of us were looking to take each other home to meet the parents, we were just in it to get our bang on. They were no means interested in making these flings a long-term deal, and neither was I. After a while, I began to recognize that they just wanted to hear it so they didn't feel like a slut for banging a guy they had met only a few hours ago. So I let them hear it. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..... there are so many things here I want to say... but I'll just leave this here. Source: ShutterStock
You Can Eat My FoodMadPoetModGod: "Sure, you can have the last cheese stick. It's fine." It's not f****** fine. I mean, yeah. I hate when people touch my food. Source: ShutterStock
That's CoolHalfysReddit: "That's cool" Said in response to anything you mention about yourself that I find boring. I would get offended, but I do this all the time to everyone. Source: ShutterStock
You Were RightZombie_potato: I was wrong. I can't even get mad about this, because it is literally impossible for me to admit I'm wrong when I don't think I am. Source: ShutterStock
I Like Your OutfitSentinel_P: Your hair/outfit/nails look nice (today) Those are the 3 things that you can tell a woman has put effort into. If I put effort into something then I'd want some kind of recognition. Letting her know you notice can go a long way. SOME women put a lot of effort into their appearance, so it's nice that they at least try to say something. Source: ShutterStock
Did You Get A Haircut?marley88: When I know they have had something like a haircut or dye or whatever I always comment on how nice it looks. It almost never looks that nice, usually it just looks identical. Thenewfoundlanders: Sometimes it even looks worse than it did. But you still gotta say it looks nice, that's just how it is. Well... I guess that's nice? Source: ShutterStock
I'll Tell You What's Wrongptahhotep: Talking about my feelings when I am neither ready nor in the mood to. Sometimes I need to process things internally and privately, but a lot of women I've dated didn't care about that. They wanted to hear it NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW. I get that, though. Sometimes people need time. Source: ShutterStock
Tell Me About Your New BoyfriendPraetorianXVII: "So tell me about this guy you're seeing. What's he like?" That's just mean! If you're someone's friend, you should care about things like that. Source: ShutterStock
I Like Your Eyebrowsdyzok: Complimenting their eye brows. I don't give a sh*t. I mean, okay. I get it. I compliment my boyfriend on things I don't really care about either, but I know it means a lot to him, so I do it.
Which of these things have you said to someone that you didn’t mean? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments.