Trust us, we know there are a bajillion dating tips out there that are meant to help men be their best selves when it comes to the opposite sex. Problem is, for whatever reason, guys continue to mess things up, going with their guts and using their egos to try and work their way into a lady's heart.
Lucky for us, actress Brooke Burfitt reached out to us in the hope that she can change the minds of men everywhere about all those aforementioned dating tips. And, since guys all tell fabrications (or straight-up lies) to women in the hope of making themselves appear more attractive or better, Brooke wanted to list the phrases that men use the most — and that the gals know aren't true.
Look, we all tell untruths (not always lies, exactly) and exaggerated truths in the hope that it will impress members of the opposite sex. But, there are certain over hacked lines that make all women roll their eyes. What could those be? Keep on reading to see what the lovely Brooke Burfitt says they are — and, if you've ever used any of them, take note; the ladies are onto you!
My Last Girlfriend Was A Supermodel
I have heard this line (and variations of it) more times than I care to remember. Certain men boast about bedding bikini/lingerie/glamour models and they’ve had the most beautiful women in the world chase them. Why are you telling me about your conquests? Why are you sharing this information with someone you don’t know? Is it to tell me that I should be thanking my lucky stars that you are lowering your standards to talk to me? The only men who boast to women in this way are hugely insecure and lying to try and cover it up. Here’s a trick guys; a man who does the exact opposite, and plays down his abilities, will arouse a lot more intrigue.
I’ve Bedded Hundreds Of Women
You may want to exaggerate your number with your mates, but if you're the type of man who boasts to women about your success rate, you clearly are telling a big fib. How do I know? Because men who are successful with women know the secret. All women want to feel special and be the only one in a man's universe. So, if you're telling me about all of the women you’ve bedded to try and hit on me, you clearly don’t have a clue what you’re doing. Plus, the thought of being with someone who has been everywhere with anyone makes me feel a little queasy, and not in the good “weak at the knees” kind of way.
I Am Single
Ouch, this is a nasty one, and I think both sexes have been found guilty of this one. Still, it seems men are a little more comfortable with this untruth. I will assume you are lying until proven otherwise by your availability and being introduced to your friends and family.
I’m Just Going Out For One Drink
We know you're not having just one drink. And, in fact, this is a silly little line that causes so much more drama than it should. Just be honest from the start! If you insist it is just one drink and we wait up, you will only hurt us. It’s best to say you are out all night, or that you are unsure, and encourage her to make her own plans, then she won’t be at home worrying.
I Never Cry, I’m Not In Touch With My Emotions
It must be difficult for a man to have to appear so strong all the time and be raised to not show feelings, but it isn’t a weakness. We know you cried at the end of that rom-com, but, don’t worry, you can keep saying this white lie to us and to yourself. Bear in mind, though, women don’t want to date the tin man.
I Respect Women Who Sleep With Me On The First Date
Well, it’s a nice try and a smart technique to see if you could get lucky on a first date, but this is clearly a big lie. If you do actually get what you want early on, you see her in a completely different light and start wondering how many other men she gave in to after two glasses of wine.
I’m Really A Straightforward Guy, What You See Is What You Get
Nobody is straightforward. We are all complicated creatures, and I think guys say this because of the stereotype that women are complex, so men are supposed to be simple. We know it’s not true. You can be arrogant and insecure, laid back and jealous, loud and quiet.
I’m Very Close To My Family
Some men try to emphasize how close they are to their family, I think, to impress women with endearing qualities of loyalty. Just like when you say you are single, actions speak louder than words. This lie could come back to haunt you when the woman books a vacation with your family.
I Just Want To Cuddle
Hmmm, we know you like a good snuggle, but really? We know exactly what you mean. This is like a woman saying, "I like watching sports." We both have ulterior motives here.
You Are The Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Well, this is a line all men tell. It’s pretty obvious I'm not the most beautiful girl in the world or even close, but I’ll forgive you. So will she. As long as you treat her like she actually is the most beautiful girl in the world, then keep telling her this beautiful white lie.
All images via Brooke Burfitt.