Some people felt that I was being too hard, or one-sided with my post The Man Rules. Here I have decided to decode some common phrases that men use when speaking to women. I wrote this to give women some much needed insight into ManSpeak. This list is in no particular order.
I don’t want a serious relationship right now.
This is relative to mental age. If he’s a “youngin” then he’s just setting you up for the booty call. If he has sense then he means I ONLY WANT A RELATIONSHIP with a woman who already has her act together, which most likely isn’t you… which is why he’s telling you this.
I want an independent woman.
This also depends on mental age. If he’s a “youngin” then most likely he’s just saying that because it sounds good, he thinks you want to hear this or he’s gauging your response. If he has sense then he means that he wants a woman who doesn’t get upset about petty things and who knows how to keep her head when things get tough or confusing.
Hello/ Hi/What’s up?
Do you want to sleep with me?
You want me to come over?
If I come over are we going to have sex?
I’m a virgin.
I am a virgin, as far as you know.
I’ve been celibate for 3 years.
I’ve been celibate for “3” weeks and I didn’t mean to write that in months.
I don’t like that.
Really, I don’t like that!
I don’t want any (more) children.
I really don’t want any(more) children!
Times are tough.
This statement has a few meanings. It could mean that I date a lot so I wont have enough to take you out. Or that I have multiple children that I have to support so I wont have enough to take you out. Or a combination of the two. Either way he’s not trying to pay.
I’m a rapper.
I am unemployed.
Announcing that he has Washed the clothes/Cleaned/Took out the trash.
Foreplay is now over.
I had to leave my ‘ex’ she couldn’t handle a real man.
I got dumped, and I cried about it in the car.
I’m an author.
I’m broke, but I’ve got skills.
Would you mind if I poured you some wine?
I have no idea what I am doing, but I’m trying really hard.
I cleaned the whole house.
I tidied up a bit.
Do you want to sleep with me again?
Do I have any chance of having sex with you? (I mean really what the hell does he know about fashion)
She’s cool as hell.
She is exactly what I have been looking for.
I like women who are physical and affectionate.
I like to be touched, but don’t go overboard.
I need to be alone right now.
I want a woman who will make me FEEL better when I’m with her than I do in my everyday life as a single man and since you’re not her…bounce.
Can I call you?
Let me present my resume and you can determine if I can have sex with you?
You ain’t gonna give a brother your number?
Please, don’t embarrass me in front of all these people.
Is it too early to see if I have a shot?
Hey “derogatory word”!
I have no clue how to speak, act or treat a woman, but do I still have a shot?
I’ve got to get up early in the morning.
This is often uttered when it is pretty clear that sex is going to go down, so I am setting up my exit strategy, so that I don’t have to sleep over.
I’ve got somewhere to go.
I have nowhere to go, but I rather be somewhere else or be with someone else.
I appreciate it.
Ladies don’t get it twisted this was hard for him to say so believe that it is sincere.
Now remember this list is a generalization and does not necessarily apply to “your” man, but it might. On a side note: if you are flirting with us, even in the least of possible ways, the possibility of having sex with you will be entertained, so don’t get upset when you are the one flirting with us.