He Said/She Said is a dating, sex, and relationship series designed to help dudes understand what chicks are thinking – we know, an impossible feat. Every week we’ll be throwing out a different topic for debate…you can read the guy’s side here and the girl’s side at CollegeCandy.com . This week’s topic: little white lies guys tell girls.
According to most dating bibles “Understanding” is a major component of a healthy relationship: “Understanding” her unhealthy obsession with footwear; “Understanding” his need for guy time every now and again; “Understanding” the reasoning behind the half-naked photos of his secretary you found on his iPhone. Okay so maybe not the last one, but my point remains: in order to have a long-lasting and loving relationship, you apparently must be completely open about all your little quirks and your partner must then in turn accept them.
This would be perfectly reasonable (or “understandable”) if not for the fact that no one in their right mind actually does it. Sure, coming to terms with your wives’ wardrobe of shoes is a relatively easy process, but how would you feel if you found out that huge muscular guys don’t really “scare her”, and that every morning she wakes up and stares sorrowfully at your weedy little frame with a pitiful resignation? There’s just some things that they don’t want us to know, and a whole bunch of things that we don’t want them to know. Unfortunately, I’m about to let the cat out of the bag. Here’s a few “white lies” we may or may not have repeatedly told the fairer sex.