FROM COLLEGECANDY: You think you’re telling men what they want to hear, but think again. Most guys know when you’re adding a little extra sparkle to your dating resume, especially when they come across these top five dating lies:
Lying about your weight
So you’re signing up for those personal training sessions at the gym together and your guy is filling out the forms for you both. More likely than not, it’ll play out like this: “Hey babe, have you ever had any sports related injuries?” “Not a one,” you say. “And how much do you weigh?” Your thoughts screech to a halt. You’re joining the gym to lose those few pounds you put on over the winter. You were hoping they’d be gone before he had the chance to notice. In a desperate moment, you shout out a number that is entirely false. Apparently today you’re Nicole Richie. A) He’s not a moron and probably knows double digits is a little low for your 5’7 height and b) he probably doesn’t care or hasn’t noticed the additional 3.8 pounds you’ve been stressing over. Let it go.
“I don’t usually do this…”
Uh, yeah you do. The second those words leave your mouth, it’s a red flag to any guy that you’re no stranger to sex on the first date. Now, I’m not giving you a lecture on how to conduct your personal life, that’s for you to figure out. What I will tell you, though, is to own your choices. He doesn’t want to hear about how you’re actually a really good girl; you were just having a rough weekend and got over served at the Applebee’s happy hour. Be yourself and save the crap.
Pretending you’re not really into anniversaries and all those “sappy” holidays.
If it’s true, fine. But more often than not, girls think guys want to hear that they don’t care about Valentines Day, birthdays, and anniversaries because it will make them more appealing. Go ahead and tell him you’re the jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl, not the flowers and candy and where the hell is my eighteen-week anniversary card type of freak he usually dates. Just don’t get upset when he takes you on your word and doesn’t deliver on the big days. Men don’t do double talk – they like the truth, plain and simple. It’s not a crime to want a teddy bear holding a heart; it is, however, to beat him over the head with the one your roommate got from her boyfriend.