What Guys Really Mean: Hidden Meanings Behind What They Say

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Lisa Sussman on Dec 15, 2010 at 11:36PM

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a Lisa Sussman on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:38AM

An at-a-glance guide to his love talk: A slew of research has established that men and women use language in different ways. For women, talk is the glue that holds relationships together. To men, conversation is a means, not an end. They don't even like talking to each other that much -- two guys can watch a game in silence for four hours and walk away feeling they've bonded. When men do use words, it's primarily doublespeak to stay on top. Here's how to make sense of the favorite phrases he uses for different stages of your union:

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