While we try to always be as honest and open as we can with the people in our lives, there are still some lies we tend to tell from time to time…
1. "I’ll be ready in a minute"
We're going as fast as we can – promise!
2. "I’m fine"
Probably the most well known lie that women tell. We all know its not true. "Fine" is girls-speak for: "if you don’t figure out what’s wrong by yourself in the next 10 seconds you’re in for it." Whatever you’ve done start making up for it now.
3. "It wasn’t that expensive"
It totally was, but we look amazing in it, so no judgement from you ‘Mr I Only Ever Shop in Penneys’. We deserve it every once in a while. We don’t complain to you about those ugly-ass runners that cost a stupid amount of money. Not to your face. We’d like you to do the same.
4. "I don’t mind"
Oh we mind – but we're trying to be nice.
5. "Him? He’s just an old friend"
Erm apart from the year when you were fourteen – but that hardly counts now, right?
6. "I just don’t want to be in a relationship right now"
You're just not her type but she doesn't want to hurt your feelings, soz.
7. "I woke up like this"
Nope, she got up an hour earlier and snuck on some concealer and mascara – boom. Oh that minty fresh breath? It's just natural.
8. "You don’t have to get me anything for my birthday/Christmas/Anniversary"
Yeah, I know, we’re frustrating. She says it but you’ve got this niggling feeling that that can’t be right and you’re correct. No way will she be pleased if you come up empty handed. If you do and you say: "But you told me you didn’t want anything." You’re supposed to smarter than this.
9. "I’m not jealous"
She’s jealous. Probably while you two are out in a bar and some sweet young thing sidles up next to you and starts getting a bit too friendly. She wants you but you’re taken. Act like it.
10. "It was so annoying, they wouldn’t stop hitting on me"
It wasn’t annoying, she loved it. The only reason she’s even mentioning it is because she wants to get a reaction out of you. Like jealous rage and confessions of undying devotion. It never works because if you don’t act jealous she’ll get annoyed and if you act too jealous then you’re being the insecure annoying one. It’s a lose-lose move, if only we’d stop saying it…
11. "Sure, go on have fun"
It’s not that she doesn’t want you to have fun, she does. But just doesn’t enjoy the idea of you having fun without her. She’s not going to stop you but you’re going to have to tell her how much you wish she could have been there. And you missed her. And she’s great.
via our content partner CT