Ladies, you know when you meet a guy you really like, and you think, "This could be the one!" But something feels off. It feels sort of like you are single-handedly dragging the relationship up a mountain, or kind of pushing it up a hill with one finger? Because it seems like the guy gives mixed signals. One day he is so into you, and the next day, you're not quite so sure, and then you're all confused and like, "Should I stay or should I go?" Yeah, when you're quoting The Clash, it's a bad sign. Well, take heart, you're not crazy. You could merely be dealing with a Commitmentphobe. Commitmentphobes can be found anywhere; however, they tend to congregate in urban areas where men outnumber women. These guys look like every other guy, but they talk differently.
So how to tell if you've got one of these slithery specimans? You need a translator. You need a Commitmentphobic Dictionary of Terms and Phrases.
Here are 8 classic lines commitmentphobic dudes say, and what they really mean (can also be used for commitmentphobic women):
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Let’s take things slow. Meaning: Let’s sleep together really fast but take everything else really slow.
I’ve been hurt in the past. Meaning: I was rejected when I was 10-years-old and I’m still using that as an excuse not to commit.
Let’s take a little time apart so I can think about things. Meaning: Let’s take a little time apart so I can sleep with someone else.
The longer you wait, the bigger the ring will be. Meaning: The longer you wait, the bigger her ring will be.
I’m not over my ex-girlfriend. Meaning: I’m not over my ex-girlfriend, and when I was with her, I wasn’t over my other ex-girlfriend.
Sorry I haven't friended you on Facebook yet, I hardly ever go there. Meaning: There's no way I'm friending you on Facebook so you can see all the other girls I'm interested in.
I’m confused. I want to sleep with you but I don’t want to make you my girlfriend and I'm confused about how to make this happen without you catching on.
I’m not looking for a relationship right now. I’m not looking for a relationship with you right now -- or EVER.
What commitmentphobic lines have you heard?
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