15 White Lies Women Tell Men And What They Really Mean

15 White Lies Women Tell Men And What They Really Mean

"The sex was great." Yeah, right.
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I should preface this by saying not all of these are true. Sometimes, when women say something, we actually do mean it. I, personally, normally mean exactly what I'm saying. However, there are some times when you know the truth would hurt just a *teensy* bit more than a lie, and a white lie is the kind-hearted way of trying to help someone you care about preserve his dignity. These are just some of the little white lies I know women have told men when they're afraid to crush his delicate ego.


That being said, if any of these upset you (men), it's probably because you know deep down they might be true. Try not to get your feelings hurt. After all, we're only trying to make you feel good. In all honesty, I'm sure you've used them on women as well. Ladies, while I always advocate honesty is the best policy, even I know sometimes that's not an option. Try to use these sparingly, but at least they're here to fall back on if you need them.

1. "We'll hang out soon."

We're likely never going to actually hang out. I'll use this line as long as it works, until they give up and stop bugging me about it, or confront me... at which point I'll throw out, "Yeah. I'm not interested. Sorry." Hint: I'm not sorry.

2. "The sex was great."

It was mediocre at best but I don't want to hurt your feelings. It's not that it was bad. I've just had better. And then I'm not going to sleep with you again, and go find someone who has a better handle on their *ahem* equipment.

3. "I'm not ready for a relationship."

With you. I'd probably be ready if it were anybody I actually wanted. Or, you know, Dean Winchester/Leonardo DiCaprio/Tim Riggins/Lip Gallagher/Chuck Bass/Literally Anyone Else.

4. "Yeah, your d*ck is big."

I've had bigger, but I'm not going to tell you you're average. No one wants to be shamed for their body, nor should they be. So I'm going to let you have this small victory, and someone will probably tell you the truth eventually. Just not me.

5. "I don't talk to anyone else."

I'm talking to at least three other dudes, because I know you're talking to at least five other girls. It's not personal. It's practical. You're likely never going to date me, and I'm okay with that, but I'm not going to cut off other potential options so that you can feel like the only important man in my life. Truthfully, you're probably not that important at all.

6. "I want to take it slow."

I don't want to be a "whore," or "easy," but I want to have sex. But then you'll think I'm a whore, so I'll hold out for as long as I can, even though I wish I could rip your clothes off without you judging me or telling your little friends what a slut I am.

7. "Sorry, I fell asleep."

I was scrolling through Facebook or Twitter and ignoring you because I didn't feel like replying. This conversation is boring me. I don't feel like talking to you anymore.

8. "I can't, I have plans."

I'm going to lay in bed and watch Netflix. I'd rather do that than have you pretend we're going to watch Netflix while you try to stick your hand down my pants. Hint: I'm not sorry.

9. "My parents/roommates are home."

They might be. They might not be. I might just be too comfortable in bed, haven't shaved in a while, or don't feel very sexy. Trust me, if a girl wants you, she won't care that her parents or roommates are home.

10. "Of course I like you."

Eh, you're all right. Your conversations pass the time, but don't think I'm in love with you or anything.

11. "I'm not that kind of girl."

We're all that kind of girl with the right guy. Even if there's a year or two in between partners, sometimes you slip and your inner nympho comes out of hiding and makes an appearance.

12. "You look good."

You probably look like shit. OK not really, but it's possible this is said sarcastically as much as it is said truthfully. You might really look good...and if you're sick or something, you probably look less than good. Maybe you really do look like you've been working out, or that haircut is really cute...and maybe you just look like too much of a tool for us to risk being truthful.

13. "I'm working that day."

I don't work 24 hours a day. I just don't want to wake up early for you (gag), or get out of work and pull myself together for you, when I could (much more) easily just go home, crack a beer, and take off my pants.

14. "That's cool/awesome/fun (and any variation thereof)."

It's probably none of those things. I probably don't actually care about whatever dumb thing you just told me.

15. "I have my period."

This is a good, old-fashioned, rainy-day, back-pocket excuse that literally never gets old. So valuable, it's white lie gold. What you don't know what hurt you, and what terrifies you, makes me infinitely happier.

Again, I'm not one to lie. I will tell you straight up if I'm uninterested, if I think you're a giant jack*ss, or if this isn't going to work. However, I use these white lies when I genuinely don't want to be mean. Besides, if I told you the truth in these situations, I'd automatically become "such a b*tch." Guys, if you've got a lady in your life using these lines, just ask. She'll (probably) tell you the truth. And for every guy I just alienated with this article:


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If Taylor Swift Songs Were Types Of Alcohol

Because what's better than a drink and some T-Swift?
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I mean, who wouldn't want to drink to Taylor Swift's catchy melodies and perfect choruses to get over an ex or tell someone exactly how you feel about them?

Taylor Swift has been around for a decade at this point, and let's face it, pretty much all of her songs could go along with at least one type of alcohol.

1. "Welcome To New York" - Moscow Mule

It only makes sense. Visit the Big Apple and you have to indulge in the state's signature cocktail. Moscow mules are a New York classic, and if it's your first night in the city and you haven't bought yourself one, are you even in New York?

2. "Blank Space" - Everclear

Think about it... A night of drinking Everclear will leave you with a giant blank space the next day. You might also look like Taylor did in the music video.

3. "Tim McGraw" - Beer

Tim McGraw is a throwback to Taylor's high school love. What better way to reminisce than with a couple friends and a keg of your favorite cheap beer?

4. "Style" - Cristal Champagne

What's more stylish than with a glass of the most expensive bubbly you can find? Just like Taylor Swift, Cristal will never go out of style.

5. "Shake It Off" - Martini

Get it? Cause you shake a martini? I might be the only one who thinks that's funny but you might end up dancing a little bit with a martini in hand when "Shake It Off" come on the radio.

6. "Red" - Merlot


Red has to go along with a red wine. What else could go along with yet *another* T-Swift breakup song?

7. "22" - Margaritas

Let's face it, when you're 22, you really only drink margaritas. They're fun- and all the hipsters are probably drinking them too.

8. "Teardrops On My Guitar" - Southern Comfort

When your heart is broken, who are you going to turn to besides the only alcohol that gives you comfort...Southern Comfort that is.

9. "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Fireball

I can't say I've ever met anyone who spent a night with Fireball and didn't regret it the next morning.

10. "Look What You Mad Me Do" - Tequila

T-Swift's latest single is an angry one. What better to make you angry than tequila? Taylor basically just called out everyone who had ever talked about her behind her back and she did it in true Taylor fashion-by writing a song. She was probably drunk on tequila when she wrote it too.

11. ...Ready For It? - Bottomless Mimosas

Because it's just that good.

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Board Games Are More Important Than You Think They Are

They've become a defining part of my family.

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Remember when you were a kid and you'd have a family game night? Or your friends would come over and you'd open the game cabinet and play at least three different games together?

Maybe it's just me, but those are some of my best memories from my childhood. My family loves games, board games, and electronic games.

Of course, as I got older, gaming consoles like PlayStation and Wii became more and more popular. That meant that the game cabinet was opened less and less, collecting dust.

Thankfully, I live in New Jersey near the shore and Hurricane Sandy left my family with no power for five days. Sure, it was scary not having power and walking around my neighborhood seeing fallen trees or roof shingles, but we were inland enough to not have had any flood water damage.

No power also meant no PlayStation or Wii games. The gaming cabinet was opened again, this time with vigor. Now, four years later, and I still think about sitting in the dark with a flashlight playing Scrabble with my family.

That was also the week I learned how to play Yahtzee and dominated my dad in every game. My sister constantly was looking for someone to play her to Battleship. We exhausted Rummikub.

The game was already a family favorite, and that's including extended family. Family barbeques had been ending with late night games of Rummikub for at least a year by the time Sandy hit.

We were ready to strategize and crunch numbers, but after day three, we never wanted to a number ever again.

This semester, there's been a surge of board game love again in my family. My sister bought Jenga, which we are currently trying to exhaust ourselves with. My favorite board game also had a comeback: Life.

I loved this game so much that I had the SpongeBob version as a kid. I would play it with my best friend, just the two of us, playing game after game of Bikini Bottom themed Life. Now, I have a car full of "kids" that I've started to make pets in my head. I can handle having five pretend dogs, but not five pretend kids.

I don't know what it is about board games, but my family has always had an affinity for them. We've gone through our cycles of playing video games and card games, but we always come back to the classics. Maybe it's more a defining part of my family than I originally thought.

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