We've all heard 'em -- but what do they really mean? From classic breakup lines like "It's not you, it's me" to seemingly thoughtful quips like "I'm not ready for a relationship," we're dissecting the lines guys use and telling you what they really mean.
"It's not you, It's me."
What he really means: It's not me, it's you.
He's just not into you, but he feels bad saying so so he's shouldering the blame. For whatever reason, he's decided you're just not the girl for him. But, he likes you enough to spare your feelings and he wants to make sure you won't hate him like you do your other exes. Sure, he could've been totally blunt, but at least he tried to make the breakup as easy as possible on you.
"The Timeing's Off"
What he really means: I don't want to be your BF.
Sure, you two click, make each other laugh, and it seemed like things were headed towards couple bliss. But hold up -- when he says that the timing is off, it just means that he's not into you. Think we're wrong? Don't be shocked when you see him with a new GF on his arms weeks after your split.
"I'm not ready for a Relationship"
What he really means: I want to date someone else.
He's totally into hooking up with you, but he's not into the idea of being in a committed relationship with you. Uh -- what?! That's so unfair. Don't let him get away with dating you while he's hooking up with other girls, too. You deserve someone who will give you his undivided attention. Next!
"I Don't Have Any Time"
What he really means: I want to hang with my friends more.
If he really wanted to be with you, the truth is, he'd make time for you. He wouldn't blow you off to hang with his friends, and he definitely wouldn't choose his lab partner over you. Forget about this bozo -- it's clear he's not worth your time just like you're seemingly not worth his.
"I Need Space"
What he really means: You're smothering me.
You might want to spend every waking moment with him, but this dude is just not having it. You're totally driving him bonkers with your nonstop texting, Facebook posts, and calls. Yikes! Before he puts you in the stalker category, take a step back and let the boy breathe. You wouldn't want someone who's trying to take over every free minute of your time, would ya?
Jess needs some advice! She went out with this guy and after she started "following" him on Instagram she noticed he posts a ton of "selfies." She's thinking he may be a high maintenance kind of guy. What do you think?