Dating in Nairobi Common phrases women use when they aren’t into you and what they mean

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Gentlemen, learn to read between the lines.

play Woman rolling her eyes - what women say when she's not into you. (Courtesy)

When a woman isn’t into you, you can almost guarantee that she will let you know.

It may not be a direct ‘I don’t like you’ but a few hints through what she says should be enough to let you know that she’s not feeling you. Question is will you take what she says at face value or will you be able to read between the lines?

These are five common things every woman says when she’s not into you and what they mean.

What they say: I’m in a relationship right now

What it means: Nothing is ever going to happen between us. Like ever. It’s best to move on unless fate has a different plan for you.


What they say: I’m not ready for a relationship right now

What it means: I don’t want to be in a relationship with you specifically. These are those situations where they tell you this one week and the next week they are busy posting up photos of her and bae all over social media talking about how in love they are.


What they say: It’s just not the right time for me to be in a relationship

What it means: I don’t want a relationship with you but I don’t mind the attention you give me. Cruel, but in some cases, this couldn’t be truer.


What they say: I don’t see you that way

What it means: I think this is kind of self-explanatory. You have definitely been friend zoned and good luck getting out of there.


What they say: I’m really busy

What it means: I don’t have time for you. Ouch.

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