Lost In Translation: 12 Things Wome...

Lost In Translation: 12 Things Women Say That Men Misunderstand

Language is fascinating and sometimes confusing at the same time because it’s not just the verbal that we have to pay attention to but also the non-verbal part of the language. But, even when a man and a woman are speaking the same language you can bet that one side is always saying something a little bit different than the other.

That’s why Most relationship counseling sessions include teaching significant others to understand what their partner really means. It could sometimes spell peace or disaster in your relationship. Especially sometimes women are difficult to understand. If you guys know what I mean then you can relate to this list if not then read on before even making that mistake. Be like a detective.

12. I’m Not Mad

If you notice your girlfriend acting a little irritated, and she tells you that she isn’t mad then you need to believe her, but also know what she really means. But to make life easier she’s probably mad and wants you to pacify her.

Whether angry or not, don’t push for her to spill the beans. Just continue being the good guy that you probably are and soothe her. But if it continues to bother her then she will eventually open up and let you know. Just be aware that things might be tender for a little bit. Better be on your best behavior. 

11. “Do I look fat in this?”

Some women aren’t bothered if you say yes but most, of course, she doesn’t want to hear the truth. So when she asks that trap question, “Do I look fat in this?”, she is really just asking you to tell her that she’s beautiful to you in any outfit. Still, do be honest in regards to outfits. Instead of talking about her body when answering this question,

Still, do be honest in regards to outfits. Instead of talking about her body when answering this question, instead, focus on things like patterns and colors. Like, stripes isn’t your pattern and be quick to make a comeback reply by suggesting things that flatter her body. Quickly!

10. “Do you think she’s pretty?”

We’ve talked a lot about how certain questions or phrases can be coded requests for acceptance or love. This question, “Do you think she’s pretty”, is nothing more than a minefield that needs to be avoided.

Maybe your girl is feeling less than her best physically or maybe she thinks that your eyes have been wandering a little bit lately, that’s not a good thing. Either way, your answer should be a booming  “No way, not even half as pretty as you” but try to sound as sincere as you can.

9. “Do whatever you want.”

On the surface the phrase ‘Do whatever you want’ sounds like your woman is giving you permission to go ahead with whatever plans you had made. This is not the case.

In fact, ‘Do whatever you want’ is closer to a dare than it is to any other sort of phrase. If your girlfriend says this phrase then you need to pause in your tracks, perk your ears up, and try to read between the lines. Hint: she doesn’t want you to go forward with your plans. Uh-oh. 

8. “I’m not that hungry, I’ll just have a salad.”

Your guy friends and family don’t care if they stuff their face in front of you, but your girlfriend surely does. At least for the first few stages of your relationship. Some don’t mind but most surely doesn’t want you to think they secretly have a man’s appetite.

If you hear your date or girlfriend ever say, “I’m not that hungry, I’ll just have a salad” then you know they are lying. In real translation is, they are probably starving but too committed to looking cute and pretty to ruin it by ordering a greasy, double cheeseburger. A gentleman would offer to share some of their greasy meal and try to encourage her into eating like a champ alongside you. It’s more fun that way, isn’t it?

7. “You don’t have to get me anything.”

If your woman tells you that she doesn’t want any presents for a special occasion then you know she is either entirely selfless or completely lying to your face. We compliment her for trying to be economical but we all know the hard, cold, truth.

She really wants you to get her a well thought out gift that’s pretty, comes from your heart and didn’t cost $5 at the gas station right before you got home. Something she can brag to her girlfriends. Win some major brownie points by not even asking her what she wants for gifts. Instead pay attention (it’ll save your life) to what she talks about, what she shows that she likes, and anything else that may give you a hint. Knock her socks off with and you’ll be the apple of her eye.

6. “No.”

This is one word is actually very tricky. So let’s give you an example: You ask to go to a football game on your three year anniversary. She gives you a no but then follows it up with a reluctant yes, wanting to be nice to you. That yes is still a no, you just don’t realize it. To be safe whenever your girlfriend says “yes” or “no” just ask for a bigger explanation.

It may annoy her but at least you’ve got your bases covered and after the discussion you’ll have no regrets. Women sometimes are shady, or maybe most of the time, so you have to get used to it.

5. “That guy whistled at me!”

There is a fine line between being proud of your girl for getting a compliment and understanding her anger for being objectified. Hint: if someone catcalls your girlfriend then you need to match or exceed her anger.

Catcalling may seem awesome in reverse having woman shout how handsome you are, but it is not the case for most women around the world. We aren’t saying that you need to go beat up some dude, but at least respect your girl enough to sympathize with her anger.

4. “I’m almost ready to go!”

The real translation for this is, “I’ve just began to turn myself into a representable human being. Please give me another hour.” If you hear these deceiving words then you better place your well-groomed butt on the sofa, pull out a magazine, and kill some time. Heck, maybe even take a nap but don’t get caught.

Getting ready for women is like a ritual and needs to be carefully done step by step so they cold knock you off your feet. Don’t forget to compliment her after she’s done.

3. “Do you need to do that now?”

If you are doing anything in the world of adult dating that gets this response then you know you’re getting into trouble. This is especially true when it comes to the little passions you might have that your girlfriend isn’t fond of like video games or sports. If you are sitting on the couch with your girlfriend and you turn on the Xbox and she asks, “Do you need to do that now?” then your response should be simple: “No, you’re right, I don’t”. Not only is she giving a clear signal that she wants your attention but she is also giving you the ability to choose to give it to her, which will ultimately earn you some savory brownie points to be cashed in later. Always remember to give your girl the attention that she deserves because there will always be someone else willing to do it.

If you are sitting on the couch with your girlfriend and you turn on the Xbox and she asks, “Do you need to do that now?” then your response should be simple: “No, you’re right, I don’t”. Not only is she giving a clear signal that she wants your attention but she is also giving you the ability to choose to give it to her. Always remember to give your girl the attention that she deserves because there will always be someone else willing to do it.

2. “Oh, nothing.”

Steering a conversation with the opposite sex can sometimes feel a little bit like an intense game. In these conversations you have to understand that sometimes the words we don’t say will end up speaking the loudest.

So if you are in a conversation with your woman and she dead ends response to your question with, “Oh, nothing” then there is undoubtedly something else brewing underneath the surface. Take a hint and understand that she wants to be pushed a little bit more before telling the truth, especially if it makes them uncomfortable. Be a good investigator.


A good rule of thumb in life goes like this: The shorter a response the worse it is. Whether you are having a text conversation or a face-to-face one and she drops a “Fine” on you, the situation is a bad one.

“Fine” much like “Good” are not the kind of answers you want to hear when you ask how the love of your life is doing. If she drops one of those on you then you need to immediately put your ears up, investigate any potential fault on your part, and start a domestic retreat. Give her space and don’t press for her to explain what is wrong in a pushy way. You want to know the truth, but you’ll want it on her time — not yours.

Talking to your woman can sometimes be more challenging than your dreaded Math exam but don’t let that stop you from working on your relationship. You can laugh at these moments in the future. But as of now, learn to listen and pay very close attention to your woman when she says something.

We’re pretty sure you’re not the only guy who hurdles this obstacle in every relationship. When you come out victorious, you’ll feel like you’ve conquered a mountain. And girls, don’t give your man a hard time. Give him some credit, that way you’ll both be happy.


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