Sunday, 10 February 2008

Things You Should Never Say to a Guy

"I just want to be friends."
No you don't. You just want us to stop calling you. This is a lot like pulling off a band-aid. Do it quick—don't prolong the agony. Most of us take "I just want to be friends" as "There's still a chance," so if there isn't just make it a clean break and move on. Everyone will be much better because of it.

"That looks cute."
For the most part, men hate cute. We're supposed to be your protector, your rock, and cute does not fit into that picture.

"We need to talk."
These four words shut off a man's brain faster than long division. When men hear you say that they immediately go into flight mode. There are plenty of other ways to approach a delicate conversation, and getting us in a place where we feel comfortable is a good start.

"It's just a game."
Actually, it's not just a game. Sports are a major part of our lives and the outcome has as much to do with our mood as just about anything else. Is it fair? No. Is it right? No. Is it immature? Maybe. Sometimes we just care too much. We understand that it doesn't make sense. But it's life.

"Nothing's wrong."
Please don't tell us nothing's wrong. We're not mind readers; tell us what's going on. And don't make us guess because—believe me—you won't like what we come up with.

"I sound like my mom."
The mere fact that you might turn into your mom someday scares the hell out of us. Don't say it, even in jest—it's not funny.


"What are you wearing?"
We're wearing whatever's clean or whatever you tell us to. We don't plan out our wardrobe days in advance, but we do actually try and look presentable. It may not work a lot of the time, but we do give it a shot. Giving us direction is completely encouraged though, so go ahead and suggest … nicely.

"Do you think she's pretty?"
Of course we do, our standards are much lower than yours. But just because we check her out doesn't mean we think any less of you. We try to be as discreet as possible, but for the most part, we can't help it. It's in our DNA. When an attractive woman walks by, it's best to just pretend nothing happened.

"Which outfit do you like better?"
I'm going to be honest here—90 percent of the guys out there are not going to tell you which outfit they like better: They're going to try to pick the one you like better.

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By Craig Playstead (taken from MSN Lifestyles)

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