One, as Her Interest says, is: “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.” The other one means “Can we please go now? We are already late.” He usually doesn’t look at us as he says it either, just grabs his keys and hands us our coat.
17 You Are Beautiful
Bolde says, “He means this one, but he actually means so much more. If he is using this word, then he really finds you beautiful.” This is especially true in established relationships. If we have just met, then he is definitely trying to butter us up and get some. But as a general rule, this is one of the few times where he means what he says, and it actually means something super nice and sweet. Such compliments deserve a rewarding kiss so we can continue to receive them.
16 This Steak Tastes Great
This could be true, but if the steak or whatever it is he is eating is burnt like a sacrificial offering or underdone, he is just saying it to make us feel better about our bad cooking skills. With these kinds of compliments, he wants us to know he appreciates our efforts even if the end result was awful. He knows we can get better if we keep trying. As Her Interest says, “Most guys like a lady who knows how to chow down with them.”
The easy answer to what this means is that he simply wasn’t listening to the question in the first place. In this instance, we can either ignore it and do whatever we want (which he might regret later but he should have been paying better attention), or we can get in his face and repeat the question when we have his attention. According to Her Interest, “All it takes is a little logic and you’ll be cracking the code to every phrase he says in no time.”
14 I’m Okay
This one is often interchanged with, “I’m fine.” According to Wall Street Insanity, the translation goes something like this, “Maybe I’m not really all that okay, but it’s something I’d prefer to deal with on my own. Please stop asking me if I’m okay, because the more times you ask that question, the less okay I actually feel.” And they think we are the ones who overthink everything . When he says this, we could press the issue and cause a fight or back off and give him some space to sort out his issues.
13 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 who’s too chicken to actually tell you what he’s feeling.”
There is a good chance that we might have contributed something to the relationship which led to this, but when a guy uses this line, it’s not just us. It is also him.
12 I’m Sorry
There are a few times when he might actually be genuinely sorry for something, but a general rule for guys is that they aren’t sorry. As Your Tango says, “They’re just sorry that the argument is happening or that they’re caught doing something they shouldn’t have done.
Guys don’t like drama. That being said, they sure like to put themselves into potentially dramatic situations on a regular basis, don’t they?
11 You Are Prettier Without Makeup
This is a touchy subject for a lot of us. Many guys really mean it and they think they are giving us a confidence boost by saying this. But mostly, they are the type of guys that Wall Street Insanity mentions. To them, it translates like this,