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Three White Lies Your Girlfriend Might Tell This Holiday Season

Women can sometimes be cryptic, mystical creatures. They may say one thing, but they expect you to understand something entirely different. This can be frustrating, as many guys will scratch their heads and wonder, “Well if that’s what you wanted, why didn’t you just say so?”

The thing is, we don’t want to have to tell you what we want. We want you to figure it out on your own. Luckily, you have MakeYourGirlfriendHappy.com to do that work for you. We have decrypted three Holiday lies that girls often use, and provided you with an explanation of what they really mean:

You don’t have to get me anything for Christmas

Ha! If you fell for this one, maybe you should give up altogether. Consider yourself an irredeemable bachelor and give in to the many years of empty beer bottles and five-o’clock shadows that await you. Girls will say this line because they want to make sure that when you do give them a gift, (and trust me, you will), you’re doing it because you want to, not because you have to.

Have no money? Write her a letter, or give her a massage. The point is, don’t let the 25th of December come and go without something precious passing from your hands to hers, or you’ll be spending New Years alone.

I’ll like anything you get me, it’s the thought that counts

First part of this sentence: LIE. Second part of this sentence: TRUE. And the reason why the first part is a lie? Because the second part is true. Thought counts. So before you pick up your girlfriend a jersey of your favourite sports team, or worse, a cookbook, think. Is this present for her? And even if your girlfriend likes to cook, it does not mean that she wants a cookbook for Christmas. Don’t get her something practical. Spoil her. And above all, make sure you give her something that shows how much you know her.

Is she the artsy type? Get her a print from her favourite artist. She’s the glamorous type? Get her a gift certificate for a manicure at a fancy nail shop, the kind where they serve champagne and play Sex and the City in the background. The point is, put some thought into your gift this year, the sparkle in her eyes when she opens it will be well worth it.

All I want is to spend time with you

This is only a partial lie. The gift of time is a great gift. Time is the one thing that you can give that you can never take back or replace. That being said, if you’re thinking “Sweet! Popcorn and a Dexter marathon, here we come!”, you’ve obviously misunderstood what she meant.

When your girlfriend says she wants to spend “time” with you, what she really means is that she wants to spend “quality time” with you. She wants a candlelit dinner, a long conversation, a night free of interruptions, sports, or other distractions. And you can’t do it in your pj’s, either. Dress up even though it’s just the two of you, it will show her that you still want to impress her.
Written by: Snow White