Lie # 7: “I’m Stuck in Traffic”
“He figures it’s much easier to just say this than to try to explain the real reason he’s running late,”
says John Amodeo, author of The Authentic Heart.
“Remember, men aren’t as good at communicating as women are.”
The funny thing is, a guy will toss this line out even if what held him up is perfectly legitimate.
Still, you shouldn’t let it slide — it’s a lie nonetheless.
Lie # 6: “It Wasn’t That Expensive”
“Men like toys, and they don’t like sensing your disapproval, even if you don’t share a bank account,”
He could also be dropping this fib to try to prove he’s responsible with money,
says Barton Goldsmith, author of Emotional Fitness for Intimacy.
“He doesn’t want you to think that if you do share funds down the line,
he’s going to blow them all on things like plasma TVs.”
Lie # 5: “Sorry, I Missed Your Call,”
Lie # 4: “My Battery Died,” and
Lie # 3: “I Had No Signal”
These three lines all mean the same thing:
I screened your call.
“Often men will feed you these lies because they’re afraid to tell you to back off a bit, that they need a little alone time,”
You might want to ease up on the checking in and let him miss you more.
Lie # 2: “No, Your Butt Doesn’t Look Big in That”
Look, if you assail him with the question in the first place, you’re really just asking to be thrown this all-purpose mollifier.
“Every guy has a buddy who’s told him,
‘I answered this question wrong once, and my girlfriend wouldn’t have sex with me for a year,’ ”
This is the one safe response he knows, so there’s no way he’s going to risk the worst by straying from it.
If you want an honest opinion, go ask one of your girls instead.
Lie # 1: “Nothing’s Wrong, I’m Fine”
A whopping 52 per cent of men have told their girlfriend this line.
According to experts, this go-to fib is all about avoiding drama and protecting male pride.
Men know they’re not as good with articulating what’s happening or how they’re feeling,
so it’s easier for them to just keep you out of the situation.
Next time he uses this line, give him a couple days and then ask him again if he is still bummed…and why.
By then he may have figured things out.