It's a common trope among many guys to claim that they simply don't understand women - whether it is willful ignorance or not is another question, but there seems to be a fashionable yet lazy acceptance that women are a complete mystery so there is no point in trying.

Well, there's no excuse now fellas. Turns out, all we had to do was ask! Women on Twitter have decided to take matters into their own hands with the viral hashtag #WhatMenDontKnowAboutWomen.

While they clearly don't speak for all women, the discussion is incredibly insightful and educational, as posters take turns sharing their experiences and frustrations about the kinds of things that just seem to pass many men by. Have you got your notepad at the ready guys? There are some really important points here (and some funny ones too!).

Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

#1

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1 year ago

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I was unaware there are no women fashion designers. Damn patriarchy!

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#2

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Orillion
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1 year ago

Go figure...

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BusLady
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1 year ago

What is nagging after all? It's asking someone to do the same thing over and over and over again... The first time, it's just a request.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

The fact that the term friend zone even exists just shows that some men think they're entitled sex if they show women basic human decency

Xavier Wescott
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1 year ago

I as a growing teen don't want sex to be the forefront of my thoughts. I just really want to be a genuine friend, but sometimes I can't help but feel girls shy away from me for this very reason, assuming all I want is sex. I want to have 'girl' friends, and just leave it at that.

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Full Name
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1 year ago

Aaaaand.....vice versa. When we say something to you as a stranger, your response doesn't have to be about your "boyfriend". Sometimes we're saying what we're saying it because we mean those words and they aren't code for "Can I get into your pants?".

Clinton Yew
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1 year ago

If you find the boyfriend respond annoying, dude I just wanna tell you you are exactly the person they wanted you to be away.

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Esca Sav
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1 year ago (edited)

I was dumbfounded to find out that a guy thought I was interested in him because I used "emojis" in our texts... Are you bloody serious? I literally just wanted one friend in my college class and that wasn't even possible because.of.an.emoji. He stopped talking to me when I kept telling him I wasn't interested...

deanna woods
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1 year ago

He sounds like a complete idiot. Anyone who thinks you are hitting on them because you used emojis has a screw loose.

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Master Markus
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1 year ago

I was going to say "we all know", but evidently there are some ASSHOLES in the comments proving me wrong.

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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1 year ago

I am also sick of egotistical men thinking I am cracking on to them just because I am being friendly to them. They just cannot seem to understand that I am just being friendly because I am a nice person not because I want to sleep with them.

Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

What’s worse is when they get that idea about you when you’re at work and HAVE to be nice to people because it’s part of your job! Years ago I worked in resort condo rentals, and ended up having to dodge a stalker—-every few months for 3 years until he found out I got married—-because I had to be nice to customers.

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Claes Gustavsson
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1 year ago

I don't get that some men behave like that. I have many female friends, and so does my male friends. Nothing odd, you can still find them attractive, but the very thought of having sex ... that would be awkward.

Miss Cris
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1 year ago

And we can be friends with people of the same gender! We have friends, too. And we don't hate other women.

Parmeisan
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1 year ago

If the theory that men and women can't be friends were true, then bisexuals could have no friends at all.

aaron ballard
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1 year ago

So can men. Just saying.

Edwin Lesperance
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1 year ago

I have awesome unromantic female friends.

Veryl Cool
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1 year ago

Hey did you know some men have to friend zone girls sometimes? Did you also know that some guys don't want to be generalized with all the jerks girls have found?

Christine Temple
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1 year ago

True. I have several male friends. Sex with them, no.

Art Riechert
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1 year ago

Guess what.... so can we. - Men

deanna woods
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1 year ago

I have several male friends and the thought of it being anything more is kind of gross. For me, it would be like having sex with one of my brothers. That's usually how I see my male friends, as a brother.

wormyz
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1 year ago

Such reference of sexuality is sickening. In my country I and my male friends are often mistaken for "interest" it is exhausting explaining it when ppl still return you with a "smirk of suggestion".

sixdeadelves
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1 year ago

The difference between men and women.

Sophia Trinh
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1 year ago

*Everyone* needs to know this

Adrian Alexe
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1 year ago

Yes you can, if they're unattractive. Just like we can. Wait, no, we really can't be friends with unattractive women. Acquaintances, maybe. And if we're dumb. Or gay.

Alex Call
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1 year ago

I hate when some of my lady friends think they can cut off all male friends after finding a boyfriend or tying the knot, but I have a few lady friends who I talk to and we're both awesome sports.

Bruno Cunha
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1 year ago

Of course.

Gehtdich Nixan
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1 year ago

*sex. you mean with the opposing sex, not gender.

Wij
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1 year ago

but we sort of....can't

Valerie Lessard
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1 year ago

Lol, the buttheart dudes in the comments here. The fwendzone hurtz mah ego.

Dave G.
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1 year ago

lol the only people in this entire page who are butthurt are batshit third wave psychos like you valerie. the rest of us are just laughing at how crazy and dumb you are

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Russian Otaku
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1 year ago

Totally possible.

Dave G.
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1 year ago

I am pretty sure most guys probably don't think you can't be friends with a male and not be attracted them

Dave G.
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1 year ago

lmao and the triggered misandrist psycho lauren caswell even downvoted this comment even though it wasn't even remotely hostile and actually pointing out a basic observation that you can verify with a cursory google search. what an absolute unhinged psychopath

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Glowdaddy
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1 year ago

Then why can't men have female friends?

MOSTAFA SADMAN
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1 year ago (edited)

& vice versa!! i have dozens of "girl" friends but not all of them wanted to be my "Friend" at first but now after my rejection, we are becoming friends!!

Christina Eneroth (Eneroth3)
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1 year ago

And the same gender. And any gender.

Theory Buchannon
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1 year ago

that is real because i try to say that to by bf but he thinks that i'm flirting

Kururi.Orihara
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1 year ago

People in my school need to learn this.

Rob Scott
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1 year ago

I’m fairly certain that as a man with female friends perfectly content with my platonicness, I am perfectly well aware that women too consider having sex with someone they fancy as their right and will go to just as great lengths to make it happen if they want to, even if u make it clear you are happy to be friends, and get very peed off when they don’t get their own way just as much as men do!

Id row
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1 year ago

I think women can do this way more easily than guys.

David Callaghan
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1 year ago

But we cannot...

Mary Stiles
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1 year ago

OH MA GOSH YESSS!!!!

Kubu
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1 year ago

Until the moment you are attracted to the person of opposite sex and friendship ends. This friendship is partially lie.

Mary Thompson
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1 year ago

If you're young and/or single yes. If you're married or in a commitment no. Not because it can't be done, but there will always be that question on you or your partners mind.

Sheena Leversedge Wood
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1 year ago

nonsense. I've been married ten years, and together another 9/10 before that. I've always had male platonic friends. always. my husband has never had a worry that my platonic friends are more than that, regardless of what shape their underbits are. I've even had platonic male friends who I am actively attracted to. but I am in a long term relationship. and some of them have been too, and a significant one was gay and engaged. I would joke with him about how I was attracted to him, but he had his man, and I had mine, and that's fine. nothing was ever going to come of it, and in a lot of ways we were like a brother and sister. very affectionate together, and while he was very easy on the eye, he's too young for me, and not interested in women, and I'm in a very happy long term relationship. still nice to look at though.

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Hugo Raible
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1 year ago

We know. We just don't find many women who can, if attraction is out of the equation, offer enough to be on par with our male friends.

Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago

They won’t be “on par” with your male friends, because they’re not male. Even a man from an entirely different culture than yours would possibly not be “on par” with your ingroup of bros. That’s the wonderful thing about cultivating friendships with a diverse group of people; it gives you the opportunity to open your eyes and mind, and learn about the huge variety of experiences and world views that other walks of life can create. If you’re smart you’ll listen to them—-and you just might have an epiphany.

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dev mehta
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1 year ago

That's biologically impossible

Dave G.
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1 year ago

careful, if you bring up ladder theory they're probably just censor all your posts for upsetting their narrative

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

Hey guess what, same. So stop being so insecure and putting you hand in his back pocket while you walk.

TheExtremeSmell
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1 year ago

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I mean. Guys can be friends with girls but will still have sex with them. Usually women can’t stand other women that are like I only have guy friends bc girls are bitches. Bc they just surround themselves with guys by throwing out just enough whiff of puss so they think they might have a shot.

Colin Bayler
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Believe it or not, it's much harder for men to be friends with a woman than vice versa. Pheromones, strong sexual attraction to the female form, less discriminating in who they want to procreate with, etc. Give us a break; we're not wired the same as you. DUH!

rr
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1 year ago

Because you have had centuries of entitlement and abuse at your discretion. Time to take responsibility for reprogramming yourself into the 21st century. You can do it I believe in you.

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Leo H
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Yeah its called being put in the friend zone

Kaisu
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1 year ago

Funny how men think being friends with women is some kind of punishment

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Ray Heap
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Yes we can, no problem, just be a gay man.

Michał Jastrzębski
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we could, but usually - its not exactly worth the hassle.

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#5

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Magic567
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1 year ago

PREACH!

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#6

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Daria B
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1 year ago

This one is so important. The men who understand this one suffer from much less stress, once they know they don't really need to do anything, besides a hug and consolation.

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#7

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Bunzilla
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1 year ago

The struggle is real. Because just bleeding and cramping weren't bad enough.

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#8

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So you're admitting you still have sex (albeit less frequently) when you feel insecure, unloved and treated poorly? You're sending a mixed message.

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#9

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If you were on a desert island, you'd wear makeup? Right.

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#10

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1 year ago

And she's not obligated to go out with you just because you asked.

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#11

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When men have a cold or are sick, don't ya'll spend your time telling us we're overreacting and being big babies?

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#12

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Daria B
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1 year ago

Never understood the logic behind this mentality - instead of being glad to having encountered a fellow geek, you blame her (or him) of fakery? Was this ever supposed to be a competition? See, this is why you have no friends.

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#13

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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1 year ago

I wholeheartedly agree that swearing is a bodily function.

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#14

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Johnny
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Then keep some soap or cheap bodywash or shampoo in the shower and let me know which one I can use -- I can't tell the difference between $50 salon shampoo and $5 supermarket shampoo in the shower.

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#15

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You're arguing a point nobody is making. Men aren't all "Man, these girls, all they ever want is the D. I'm not a machine, dammit. Sometimes I just want to go for a walk, then watch some Netflix but I can't because these women just look at me as a walking penis".

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#16

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Men, pay attention to this one. You'll be glad you did.

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#17

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Magic567
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1 year ago

YES IT SOOOOO SIMPLE!

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#18

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eliana
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1 year ago

bUt hAvE yOu bEeN kIcKeD iN tHe BalLs

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#19

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Johnny
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1 year ago

I'm not falling for that one again! Now I've learned to say "Sorry honey, you know I don't know a thing about style, I think you look cute in anything, here, let me text a picture of it to your best friend, she'll let you know how it really looks".

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#20

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Didn't I just read this same message a few posts before, but without the bitchy meme that makes me want to turn to men instead?

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#21

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*thinking back all the hints given to me and I stupidly turns it down*

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#22

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

What else should/could it be?

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#23

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Michał Jastrzębski
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1 year ago

So do we. Being a single guy is not exactly end of the world. So bring what we want, if you want to get what you want.

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#24

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We don't go into it with a "plan" because we don't know you yet so having a plan would be devious and weird.

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#25

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Johnny
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1 year ago

Ahh, if only this one were universally true.... or I'd settle for at least knowing when it's not.

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#26

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Clinton Yew
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1 year ago

Just curious, women focus on the actress or the actors?

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#27

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Johnny
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I'm curious what she thought would happen? Did she think the guy would suddenly develop six-pack abs and flex into a body-builder pose? If he's staring at you in your lingerie, he's enjoying the view.

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#28

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Vincent Philippart
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1 year ago

That sounds more like a criticism of women than men. If you know something, don't pretend you don't, that's manipulative.

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#29

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From above: " 'Fine' means the opposite of fine", and "I've got 12.378 pages of rules for you"

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#30

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Oh great, now I feel inadequate TWO ways.

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Pamela24
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1 year ago

This goes both ways (all ways).

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#32

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I against this... "Fine" means death sentence.

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1 year ago

What is the purpose of faking it?

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#34

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So you're openly admitting you'll get into a relationship with someone you don't trust? I'm not sure of the message here.

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