He’s probably just a nice guy that would rather you didn’t die.
Translation: ‘In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a nice guy.’” –Kevin, 26, Brooklyn Text message: You ask him to confirm plans he mentioned on your last date and he replies with, “I don’t know yet. Give me 10 minutes to Google something.” –Jeremy, 26, North Carolina “I don’t want to tell you no. I will not write you a sonnet.” –Jake, 27, South Carolina “Yikes, save the long-form for emails or face-to-face, will ya? Everyone has a second to respond to a text, don’t they?? And work is really rough and I’ve been non-stop all day and this is the first chance I got to get back to you.
I’ll wait a while to respond and then see what he has to say. What men mean: “I’m bored and you’re still in my phone book.” -Jake, 27, South Carolina “Guys get distracted, whether it be work, hanging out with friends, or spotting something shiny on a walk in the park. I still think this means, ‘hey, what are you doing?
’” -Sean, 26, Florida “Date wasn’t all that great and after striking out with other prospects this past week, I think I’ll take you up on another date.” –Daniel, 26, New York Text message: “You’re really great and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you the last few weeks.
Try not to analyze or read into how something was said and focus on what was said.
Sometimes there is an alternate meaning to what is said, but with guys it isn’t far from the surface (trust me).
You text this when you’re actively trying to avoid a relationship that may be coming to fruition.” –Vish, 26, New York Text message: “Had fun tonight! Want to make sure you’re safe.” What we think: How sweet!
(And wish he would have paid for my cab home…) What men mean: “Totally legitimate. I do actually care if she got home on, and it means I liked her and want an excuse to keep talking to her.” –Jeremy, 27, New York “You seem amazing so far. I also want to talk with you more…opens a new communication door.” –Jeremy, 26, North Carolina “This one is probably legit.
He does like me, he just isn’t ready for a relationship. It may be cliché, but I promise: it’s not you, it’s me.” –Max, 27, New York “If you really like the girl you’re not going to let work get in the way of a budding relationship.
” What we think: Is it bad to meet up that late for a first date? But around my place portrays a different meaning.” -Jake, 27, South Carolina Text message: “I had a lot of fun last night.
I’m going to be really busy at work for the next few weeks.” What we think: He’s going to be busy for a few weeks, that’s fine!
The majority of guys are poor communicators but when a guy wants to talk to you, he’ll do just that.
The whole ‘game’ of relationships has messed with guys thought process.
So whether you text a lot or not, we’re always attracted to that. Thinking ‘why did he say it like that’ and the inevitable analyzing is usually not going to end well.