What the badly-behaved male says and what he actually means
What he says: I bought you a toothbrush to keep at my place.
What he means: I've seen Sex and The City. I know a toothbrush will buy me time before you want to actually move in.
What he says: I'm not in love with my ex but I think her new guy just isn't right for her.
What he means: I'm still in love with my ex.
What he says: I would love to have sex but I don't want to ruin our friendship.
What he means: I don't want you to be my girlfriend but I quite fancy having a friend-with-benefits.
What he says: I was going to tell my wife about us last night but she was ill/busy with the kids/upset about the dog dying.
What he means: I will never leave my wife. Why would I? I am having my cake and eating it too.
What he says: It's not you, it's me.
What he means: It's not me, it's you. I just want you to end up comforting me as I break your heart.