“Let’s talk” for a woman can mean many things. It can mean, “I miss you, let’s catch up." It can mean, “Things are bad and we need to talk” and it can just be her way of checking in with him. For a guy, “Let’s talk” means one thing and one thing only. Something went wrong and it’s about to get messy.
Men listen quietly. They sit and contemplate. Because they are so quiet, women may not think that they are actually listening at all. Women listen and express concern with gestures and often take things personally and get heated in defense of the other person. Just because you listen differently, doesn’t mean the other person isn’t listening at all.
Men aren’t as good at teamwork and don’t always like to share their victories. Because of this, they may not be as gung-ho about doing things together. Scientists say that oxytocin makes women more social and therefore they like to do things with their partner as a way to prove to themselves that they are not alone.
When a woman says, “What did you say?” she is giving you a do-over. It’s like a get-out-of-jail-free card. This means the man should rephrase the last thing he said and think of a better answer. She does not want to know what you actually just said.
Men can’t multitask like women can, so they may just need more time to discuss the subject. For women, “Let’s talk about it later” is an insult. We can easily switch back and forth between tasks, so women think that if you don’t want to talk about it, it must not be important to you.
Men need peace quiet to destress or to think. Women try to use silence as a punishment for their significant others. But men like quiet, so it’s really not a punishment at all. Men are from Mars, woman need to talk about it NOW!
Men are less emotional than women in general. So for men, “okay” is just a normal thing to say and it means what it means. For women however, “okay” is rude. Why can’t it be "great," "wonderful," or "extraordinary"? No woman wants anything to be just "okay."
When a guy says something is a “guy thing," it’s an immediate insult to a woman. Women think that it is about picking up other women and talking about porn or other girls you’d like to sleep with. He may just be embarrassed to tell you that the guys are going to play Dungeons and Dragons in Steve's garage. Ladies, whatever the “guy thing” is, just let him do it. You probably don’t want to know about it anyway.
Like we mentioned before, men can only do one thing at a time. So, when they are busy, they may not have time for a girl, even if they really like her. When a woman says, “I’m just really busy right now” it almost always means “I don’t want to date you so please stop trying."
Just so you know, if a woman says, “it’s fine," it’s not fine. It’s the opposite of fine. It’s actually really bad. If men can learn this early on in their lives, it’ll be smooth sailing when it comes to relationships. Repeat after me, "fine is never fine."
When a man says, “do whatever you want” it means you have his blessing. When a woman says it, it’s a test of judgement. She is saying, “I am not going to tell you what to do, BUT you better do the right thing." And if you do whatever you want to do and it’s the wrong thing, this is not going to end well.
Guys say they aren’t hungry and they really aren’t. When a woman says that she isn’t hungry, order two of everything. If you don’t, you aren’t going to be able to eat anything because she is going to get to it first.
Men, if you think that you can just ignore her request to help her fix the sink until she says, “Don’t worry about it” you are mistaken. “Don’t worry about it” means I can’t count on you for anything. It means I am giving up on you but I will never forget it.