9 When He Says Nothing At All

In general, he most likely truly means this, but if the timing is off, then he could just mean that loves our body instead of us. And if the timing is really off, then the explanation is that there is no blood left in his head and he is loopy. Wall Street Insanity translates it humorously as,

This is usually said in answer to a probing question such as, “What do you want for dinner?” “Are you okay?” “What is wrong with you?!” It typically signals that he doesn’t want to talk about it or is still in sulk mode. Or maybe he just doesn’t want dinner or nothing is wrong. According to Her Interest,

8 I’ll Call You

We women are on to this one so the guys will need to think up a new line. We all know this means, “I won’t call you.” Even Wall Street Insanity knows this one: “I’m not going to call you. Well, I might. Probably not, though.” He says this most likely because he doesn’t want to hurt our feelings by being direct and telling us it won’t work out. Instead, he would much rather give us false hope and waste our time waiting for his call.

7 She’s Just A Friend

And she most likely is. It is very rare for guys to have female friends but when they do, they are literally just friends unless he is one of those slimy guys who tries to sleep with his friends. According to Relationship Rules, “What he really means is that he finds it incredibly cute and adorable that you would feel threatened and jealous by another girl -but there’s no reason for it.” If he did sleep with her, he likely wouldn’t still be friends with her.

6 I Was Just Kidding

This is usually said with a note of panic in his voice and eyes as he watches us get all worked up. He probably said something stupid and thought it was funny but then noticed our response or lack thereof and is backtracking fast. Her Interest confirms this:

“Meaning he wasn’t technically joking, but he realized that he hurt your feelings and now he’s trying to cover it up by saying it was just a joke.”

5 We Should Hang Out Soon

“He’s telling you that he wants to keep you around and open to meeting up whenever he wants, but he isn’t giving you his full commitment to it.

He would set a plan in stone if he really liked you a lot.” We should challenge on him and set up a date for the next day to see him squirm and panic as he tries to figure out how to get out of it.

4 I’m Staying In Tonight

This is usually given as a reason for not meeting up for a fun, spontaneous date night. Bolde says it means

“If you ask a guy to meet you somewhere and he says he’s staying in, this is probably code for him staying in and playing video games all night but being too embarrassed to say it.”

If he’s a different type of guy, the video games over at the website could substitute for some not-so-PG films, or maybe he is reading a book.

3 I Didn’t Mean It Like That

Sadly, he really did, and now he is panicking. This is similar to the joke bit he pulled earlier but it likely wasn’t a joke, and now he is on the defensive. According to Her Interest,

“So, he definitely meant it like that, but ended up backtracking on his statement due to the fact you got so upset. He doesn’t feel up to the fight, so he’s going to take it back before everything blows up in his face.”