Guys can be pretty skilled at sending mixed messages. Women can be hard to read, but guys, you're pretty skilled at giving us mixed messages too. Like when a guy acts like he's into you, when really...he's just not that into you-like at all. Here are things we wish men wouldn't do when they clearly have no intentions of making us their girlfriend. In the name of Girl Code, read and pass on!
By Dara Adeeyo
1. DO NOT be ambiguous about what we are to you.
If you only like us as a friend, refer to us as your friend. In front of us. There will be no confusion that we are on lockdown in the friend zone if you're frequently calling us your buddy.
Related: How to Escape the Friend Zone
2. DO NOT ask us out after hooking up.
If what we're doing is only hooking up, then let it be just that. Only reach out to us when you need a booty call. It makes us think you want more when you ask us on a date.
3. DO NOT pay for our meals.
It's a really sweet gesture. But if you don't fancy us in a romantic way at all, then let's split the bill. Because
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1. PSYCH YOURSELF UP
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How did you two meet?
Stephanie: We met via an app for the iPhone called MiUMeet.
Mehdi: It was meant to be.
Were you nervous on your first date?
Stephanie: I wasn't nervous, but I was getting to the point where I was like, "If this guy is not decent, I'm gonna stop dating for a while." But then he turned out to be amazing.
Mehdi: She was perfect. She wasn't a psycho or a