What She Really Means When She Says This during the Holidays
Women have a reputation of saying something that has a hidden meaning. But men aren’t mind readers and can end up catching themselves in a sticky situation because they didn’t catch onto the hidden meanings. The holidays are one of the worst times to over-look a hidden meaning. We’re going to put men at an advantage this year. A woman’s motives can be hard to read, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t want you to succeed.
Here’s what she really means when she says these common phrases during the holidays:
“You don’t have to get me anything this year.”
Yes you do. You absolutely have to get her something. This sentence is code for: I’m telling you don’t have to because I’m being polite, but I’m still expecting you to get me something meaningful anyway. Any woman is impressed by their guy’s gesture of gifting. The holidays are a magical time – so be magical and get her a gift.
“If you can’t make it to my holiday party, that’s okay.”
It’s not okay, and she wants you to come. Because if you decline, all her coworkers are going to be asking her all night: where is that hot guy you have been telling us about? The workplace is a woman’s number one spot for talking about you, and the holiday work party is the place she can complete the conversation and show you off. Unless she deliberately tells you to not come, you really need to make time to be there for her, because she will be really bummed out if you don’t.
“You should come to my place for family dinner this year!”
The only hidden meaning behind this sentence is that should actually means have to. Let’s revise “You HAVE TO come to my place for family dinner this year!” Basically, the whole family is counting on you to be there. She’s pretty much told everyone including little brother Bobby that she has a guest in tow this year. Avoid a holiday feud, enjoy the food and try to have fun with her family.
“I love this! I hope someone gets me this for the holidays”
This is a dead giveaway. That ‘someone’ she is referencing is you. She is dropping a hint, and if you don’t get this one…you have some communication skills to polish up on. Take note of the item she was talking about and go back for it at your earliest opportunity so you don’t forget it. You’ll score holiday points for OMG totally remembering that she said wanted it!
We just gave four of the most common things women say when they actually mean something else. Take note of these festive four and you will sail through the holidays with ease, while impressing your lady.