What Nigerian Guys Say vs What Nigerian girls hear

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Most Nigerian girls are guilty of over-thinking and over-analyzing everything they hear, especially when it’s coming from someone they like. Here, we look at some of the Things Nigerian guys say And How Nigerian girls interprete them.

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1. What he says “Shes just a friend”

What she hears: “I haven’t slept with her, not yet”

What he really means: “shes just a friend”.

2. What he says “Your friend is really hot.”

What guys say and how girls interpret them
What she hears: “wow, your friend is way hotter than you. I’m interested in her”.

What he really means: “Your friend is really hot”.

3. what he says “do you need help in the kitchen..”

What she hears: “I think you need my help, lately you’ve been cooking trash”.

What he means: “i’m bored, can i join you in the kitchen”.

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4. What he says “We’re just hanging out, having fun.”


What she hears: ” I don’t plan on making you exclusive; this is just a hook up”.
What he means: “I like hanging out with you and I’m enjoying getting to know you”.

5. What he says “I’m not hungry”

What she hears “i don’t really like your food, so i ate somewhere else.

What he means: “i’m not hungry”

6. What he says “you won’t understand”

What she hears: “you are shallow, you won’t understand”.
What he means: “I don’t want to discuss this with you, please”.

7. What he says “i’m busy”

What she hears:“i have more important priorities right now, i dont have time for you”.

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What he means: “i’m busy”.

8. What he says “Please come over”

What she hears “please come over, i’m horny”

What he means: “please come over, lets hang out. I’m bored out of my mind”.

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9. What he says “Lets go to my house”


what she hears “lets go have sex in my house”.

what he really means: “please lets go hang out in my house”.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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