Here’s what your man is trying to tell you… I hope you’re sitting down… because what I’m about to share with you will change how you view men, dating, and relationships.
I’m about to take you “behind the scenes” in the male mind.
I’m going to give you a perspective that most women never see or realize.
Unfortunately for most women, not seeing things the way I’m about to share with you keeps them trapped in patterns of misunderstanding and unfulfilling relationships with men.
If you pay careful attention to what I’m about to share with you, you’re going to start having more success with men right away, whether you’re single and looking for that right guy… or you’re in a relationship and you’d like to start connecting on a deeper level.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT MEN SAY AND WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN
“I’m not ready for a serious relationship.“Or how about this one-
“I want my freedom.”
If you’ve been close in a relationship with a man and he pulled away, then of course you’ve heard this before.
Men say this stuff all the time.
Do you know what a man “really” means when he says these things?
And do you know WHAT TO DO that can instantly change a man’s predictable behavior of WITHDRAWAL or RESISTANCE?
If not, then it’s time you stop listening to what a man will SAY TO YOU about himself and his feelings… and start paying attention to what’s going on inside his heart and mind.
In the past, when I’d hear my friends, other men, and even myself say, “I’m not ready for a serious relationship” I knew that there was something more to it than a just a man who didn’t want a relationship with a woman.
In fact, I found that most of the men who said this quickly ended up in relationships with OTHER WOMEN soon after.
Men I knew well would be telling women they had been dating or in a relationship with that they weren’t ready for all that came with a “real” relationship…
But what did they do as soon as they were single again?
They would start meeting new women, go on dates, and once they found a woman they liked and were very attracted to, they’d spend most of their time with this one woman.
And they would do something else…
They’d stop dating any other women they might have met and move into another relationship, even though they had just ended a relationship with another women they felt strongly for because they didn’t want a “serious relationship”.
It almost didn’t make sense when I first started to recognize this pattern happening other men around me were in.
But keep in mind, even though these things don’t always make sense to women, they make PERFECT sense to the men going through them.
Does this situation with men ever frustrate you or leave you feeling like men have NO CLUE what they’re doing?
Here’s the problem…
When a man says one of these things, he actually MEANS something that is different from what a woman would mean if she said the same words.
Let me explain.
If a woman says “I’m going to stay home and relax today”, she probably means that he’s going to stay home, make sure that her house and life is in order, catch up on chores and bills, and then maybe watch some shows on TV.
If a MAN says that he’s going to stay home and relax, he’s probably going to watch some sports, drink beer, look at pictures of women on the internet, and order take out food.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: If you are reading this right now and you are a woman who watches sports, drinks beer, looks at pictures of women on the internet, and orders take out to relax, then contact me immediately at the email address below.
Ok, enough kidding around.
Back to our topic…
Men are DIFFERENT from women. And the words they use often don’t mean what they SOUND like they mean.
So, the FIRST thing that you have to get through your head is that just because a man SAYS something to you, it doesn’t mean always mean what you THINK it means.
Catch my meaning?
THE BIG SECRET HE ISN’T TELLING YOU
There’s a secret that men never happen to mention about what they want with a woman, why they date, and what it means for them to have a relationship.
Unfortunately, for the good women who are trying to create a great relationship with a man… and hoping that if they try hard enough to make him happy with them so he’ll stay… this little secret is causing a LOT of pain and frustration.
The SECRET is that most men DO want a relationship with an amazing woman.
BUT… (and this is an important insight it might take you a few hours, days, or even weeks to start to understand for yourself)
Men only want a relationship with a woman who already has about 100 other qualities that they never mention and could probably never list or describe even if they were asked to.
And they’ll only end up emotionally involved and not RESISTING a long term relationship if they experience for themselves a woman who proves she has these qualities over time.
In other words, if a man says, “I need to be alone right now”, what he REALLY means is:
I want a woman who will make me FEEL better when I’m with her than I do in my everyday life as a single man.
The REALITY is that when a man says one of these “I want my freedom” statements, he actually has an IDEAL woman in mind who understands who he is and won’t make it feel like “work” when he’s with her.
A man wants a woman who knows how to have and enjoy a relationship… instead of one who spends her time and energy trying to analyze, worry, and “fix” things.
The reality of this situation is that what a man REALLY wants is a woman who makes him feel MORE of the EMOTIONAL and PHYSICAL response I like to call ATTRACTION… and LESS of the worry and confusion that men don’t often like or know how to deal with that comes from “working” on a serious relationship.
For most men, feeling and sharing attraction on a physical and emotional level IS the definition of a good relationship.
Of course, I’m not just talking about the common “short term” kind of attraction that’s mostly physical…
You already know that a relationship takes a whole lot more than just this kind of thing to work and LAST.
I’m also talking about the more “long term” kind of attraction that comes from a deeper EMOTIONAL connection and understanding.
A man wants a woman who makes him FEEL great both when he’s with her… AND when he’s alone.
In other words, they want a woman who knows how to be loving and affectionate, but independent at the same time.
But most men either can’t describe the things that actually make them feel this kind of CONNECTION and ATTRACTION with a woman, or they don’t WANT to have to describe it to a woman, because they want a woman who already IS those things… without having to learn them.
Think about it.
If you were hiring a bodyguard, would you want one that said, “Yeah, I can be a bodyguard. Just give me some time to learn…” or would you want one that already KNEW how to protect and defend anytime, anywhere without having to “learn”?
Well, the same goes with men.
They don’t WANT a woman they have to train.
The last thing a man wants to do, or thinks is possible, is to take a woman who DOESN’T “naturally” understand these things, and show her what they are and how they work.
If you don’t already know how to relate to a man in a way that appeals to him and shows him that you “get” all these things, then no amount of “talking things through” or trying to improve things together is going to help you or make him start seeing you as the woman he wants to stay with.
WHAT IS A “COOL GIRL”?
Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of a “Cool Girl”.
You hear most men using the term, and some women.
Men everywhere, without ever having talked to each other, share a common idea about women and use the term “Cool Girl” universally.
In some places the actual words are different, but the idea is the same.
But what does it actually MEAN?
And is it important that men all have this common belief about women?
Well, after thinking about this particular topic for a long time, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is a VERY important topic.
At this point, I believe that a COOL GIRL is this “ideal” that men imagine when they’re saying “I want my freedom”.
They’re thinking of the COOL GIRL, and then they’re imagining themselves with a woman who is this way.
There are a lot of aspects to this COOL GIRL.
Here are a few that are important:
- Lack of Insecurities
- Emotionally “balanced”
…and the list goes on.
It’s actually not easy to describe a COOL GIRL in a few sentences… but the truth is that a man can recognize one INSTANTLY.
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THE MISTAKE MOST WOMEN MAKE
Now, there’s a common and often irreversible mistake that women make with men when they’re dating and in relationships.
Let me ask you…
If you wanted to get closer to a man, have him see you as a great person, develop a strong connection, and get him to “open up” with you, then it would makes sense to do and say the things that you know work to create more love and affection, right?
This is the first inclination most women have with men – to do the things that THEY think create love and connection.
What if a man did this with you?
What if he decided that you worked the way he did, and so he decided to come up to you and start talking about sex, sports, and quickly get close to you physically?
A man might quickly be drawn in by a woman who did these things (not for all the right reasons, of course), but that doesn’t mean he should be trying them with a woman if he wants any kind of success.
In other words, the things that work FOR YOU as a woman are NOT what work for a MAN.
Thinking this way couldn’t lead to worse results in dating situations and relationships.
But TONS of women use this tactic of what I call “Selfish Love”. They treat a man the way they would want to be treated if they were going to share love and connection with a man.
Another common mistake women make is taking something that a man SAYS that he wants and doing it TOO MUCH, thinking that if “A little bit is good, then more must be better”.
For instance, a man SAYS to you that he likes women who are physical and affectionate”. So you start touching him all the time, grab his hand and hold it everywhere you go, and always stay right next to him.
Then what happens?
He leaves you for his ex-girlfriend after telling you he feels like you’re too “needy”.
Huh? What’s going on here?
This would be kind of like a woman saying, “My favorite food is chocolate” and a man thinking it would be good to feed her chocolate for every meal just because it’s her favorite… or adding chocolate to every single dish he makes for her from now on… and forgetting that 97% of what she eats still needs to be OTHER FOOD.
Let me land the plane for you.
Men don’t MEAN what you THINK they mean when they talk about what they want and don’t want.
And if you take the things men say too literally, you’re going to wind up shooting yourself in the foot.
WHAT MEN REALLY MEAN…
So let me “decode” what men “really” mean when they say common things.
Consider this your own personal “male language translator”. Refer to it often.
WHEN A MAN SAYS…
“I don’t want a serious relationship right now.”
WHAT HE REALLY MEANS IS…
“I ONLY WANT A RELATIONSHIP with a woman who already has her act together, is attractive, healthy, independent, easy-going, confident, and who is emotionally in control of herself and her own life. When we’re together I want her to share her feelings and challenge and inspire me to keep her love and interest and be a great man… but I also want her to know how to do this without trying to change me or turning our relationship into MORE WORK and LESS FUN than I can have on my own.”
Does this make sense?
Again, he’s NOT imagining a picture of an overly-emotional, predictable, needy woman who is trying to get him to connect with her and sharing her feelings because she’s so worried about things “working out”.
WHEN A MAN SAYS…
“I want an independent woman.”
WHAT HE REALLY MEANS IS…
“I want a woman who doesn’t get upset about petty things and who knows how to keep her head when things get tough or confusing. But I also want her to be in touch with her feelings so that:
1) She doesn’t repress her emotions and end up more frustrated and resentful of me, and 2) When she’s alone and intimate with me, she’s open and “present”… and she’ll share her love and affection freely”
What a man is NOT doing is making a picture of a passive woman who’s entire mood and state of mind is dependent on what she thinks is the state of her relationship and what it means that a man did or said something.
WHEN A WOMAN SAYS:
“I want a guy who’s a good communicator.”
WHAT SHE REALLY MEANS IS…
“I want a guy who doesn’t talk all the time, because he knows how to let me know what’s on his mind without using words. I want the kind of guy that can touch me in a certain way and I feel tingles all over my body. And I want the kind of guy that can say things in a way that I understand… not crudely and man-like.”
WHAT MAKES A MAN FEEL COMFORTABLE AND HAPPY WITH A WOMAN
You might not see this right now, but for most men, there’s nothing more important than knowing that he makes a woman feel great when she’s with him.
If you think this truth about men through, you’ll start to have a shift in perspective and see something you’ve probably never seen before.
When a woman comes to a man and wants to talk about something she thinks is wrong in their relationship, often times a man gets upset not because he doesn’t want to listen to the woman or talk…
But because it’s difficult for him to come to terms with the idea that the woman could be unhappy with him.
A man thinks, “It makes me feel like less of a man since I don’t make her happy. If she’s unhappy, then I somewhere inside I must not be good enough.”
Imagine if a man was constantly expressing his feelings about your relationship to you that seemed disappointed and frustrated.
How would it make you feel?
Sure, as a woman you might think to yourself that you’d talk to him about it and try and make things better…
But the reality is that you’d start to have one of 2 things come into your mind either consciously or unconsciously:
- Something really is wrong with YOU and the way you are in the relationship, and he’s trying to tell you
- Something is wrong with HIM and how HE thinks and feels that has nothing to do with you, and it’s his own “bad thinking” about HIMSELF that’s making him obsessively unhappy
The reality is, either way, a whole lot MORE DISTANCE is created between you two.
Now, lots of women draw the conclusion that this means you should try and pretend things are ok when they’re not.
That when you’re not having the physical and emotional connection with a man you know is possible, that you can’t communicate how you feel with a man.
My point: If you want to learn how to connect with a man on a deeper level, then what you say isn’t the most IMPORTANT thing.
It’s how and when you say it.
I’ll tell you something –
Learning the secrets of communicating with a man and creating a deep level of Physical and “Emotional Attraction” can be very rewarding.
A lot of women know EXACTLY what it’s like to be in a relationship with a man who has NO INTENTION of committing to something more serious.
In other words, he’s not feeling that powerful gut-level ATTRACTION for you that makes all the fear and excuses for NOT being with you and building a great life and partnership go away without RESISTANCe.
Do you know how to make a man FEEL this way when he’s with you.
Or are you still trying to “CONVINCE” him with words and your own knowledge and “logic” that a close, loving, lasting relationship with him will make him and you happy together?
Well, let me tell you…
Just like all the other things that a man “says” that he wants and doesn’t want with a woman… that most women don’t ever “get”, being the woman a man is NATURALLY ATTRACTED to on a deep level is one of the BIG ONES.
This kind of attraction is THE thing that will make a man who “says” he doesn’t want a serious relationship beg a woman for a real commitment and a future together.
If you understand the secrets of how attraction works for a man, you will notice that men will start to behave VERY differently around you.
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I’ll talk to you again soon and best of luck in life and love.
oh my god, are you like the jesus of relationships? :D fricken amazing!
MEN = JACKASS
Why should a woman have to MAKE him happy? Men don’t MAKE us happy. I’ve been told that you have to be happy with YOURSELF MAN or WOMAN alike and until you’re happy with yourself you WON’T MAKE anyone else happy.
So Carter, what’s your advice for an alcoholic and pothead who gets defensive about everything a woman says?? Is it the woman’s job to make him happy? I don’t think so.
Kevin Martin says
Lol Carter, you are very good in your writing techniques I must say. From the beginning I could tell that you were trying to pull the audience in, saying things like, “Here’s what they really mean!” and then keep building it up to not actually answer it until 5 paragraphs later. This is common in many marketing tactics.
Now I encourage other people that read this to really look at the credibility of the “Dating gurus” and”Pick-Up masters.” Many of these have not gotten high degrees in education and studied intimate relationships. What you’ll find in that many of these “Rules of getting guys” or “how to get women” are based off of STEREOTYPES, rather than scientifically validated information.
Anyways, I do not agree with your reasoning on this. Your stereotyping men and women. Each person is an individual, just because you have seen some people act a certain way, does not mean that it should be a whole warning against the entire gender. All it means is that simply: in your experience you have found men to do X and women to do Z. It does not mean that it is a general rule to apply to everyone.
Otherwise, I liked your writing style, it was very persuasive.
Hello, everyone, I know that it sounds unfair with women, but I have to say, this stuff really works… I have been reading his articles for few years and they really helped me with my relationship. After reading Carter I actually undestood my grandmother, who used to tell me “smile, be fun, dont do everything he wants, dont be ‘eazy’, dont be so available”… but Carter gives better exemples.
Of course a woman’s job is not making a guy happy, but when you see your relationship is not working, following some of these tips really helped in the past.
At the end, the word is “confidence”, and a confident woman also knows when a relationship is not good for her and to move on.