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What men say vs. what women hear in GIFs

Catherine Donaldson-Evans

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Catherine Donaldson-Evans

Catherine Donaldson-Evans is a journalist, mom, and Wonder Woman wannabe. Most recently, she was senior lifestyle editor and blogger at CafeMom’s The Stir and has written for numerous other publications during her career. She also chases...

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

Guys and girls can be so different that sometimes it seems as though we're not even speaking the same language. But too often, men say one thing and really mean something else — and women misinterpret it all. We're here to decode some common male phrases so you can stop playing guessing games.

1. What he says: "OK, fine."

What she hears: I'm so annoyed at you right now.

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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What he means: I just want to end this conversation. It's been going on forever!

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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2. What he says: "Nothing's wrong."

What she hears: Something is definitely wrong but he's shutting me out. Maybe it's me!

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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What he really means: I had a terrible day but don't feel like talking about it. So let's drop it.

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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3. What he says: "You look nice!"

What she hears: You're beautiful!

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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What he really means: You do look nice, but I'm saying that so you'll get out the door.

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

Image: Giphy

4. What he says: "Are you going to eat all that?"

What she hears: You look like you've gained weight lately.

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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What he really means: I'm hungry and I want to finish your food!

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

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5. What he says: "I love you."

What she hears: I love you, and I want to get married!

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

Image: Giphy

What he really means: I love you, and I want to have sex!

10 Perfect GIFs sum up how men and women communicate so differently

Image: Giphy

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