It’s how she lets you down easy.
In telling you that she has a boyfriend when she doesn’t, she doesn’t have to directly tell you that she isn’t interested in you.
Many girls have an issue with being this direct with a guy.
Bluntly telling a guy that she isn’t interested in him makes her out to be the callous one and she doesn’t want to be looked at in this fashion.
In lying about having a boyfriend, the guy gets to feel like he wasn’t rejected, while getting the picture that she isn’t available.
In her mind, although he didn’t get to date her, his ego wasn’t crushed in the way she assumed it would have if he had received a direct rejection from her.
And for her part, she isn’t left feeling bad for hurting the guy’s feelings by directly telling him that she isn’t interested in him.
This is how she gets to be diplomatic in her response.
Though lying about having a boyfriend, she thinks it’s a good lie, as it keeps either party away from negative emotions.
A girl lies about having a boyfriend when she is stuck in a situationship with a guy.
She is hoping that her relationship with him changes to that of a committed relationship, but it isn’t there at the moment
It would be odd for her to tell a guy who is showing an interest in her that she is stuck in a situationship with some other guy and it’s complicated.
That is a tad bit too much information and comes off as completely redundant.
To avoid getting into the complicated nature of her situationship, she tells a guy that she has a boyfriend.
She doesn’t believe that she is lying in every sense of the word.
She is hoping that her situationship transitions into one of a committed relationship, but she isn’t there yet.
This keeps her from feeling too guilty about telling a guy that she has a boyfriend when she technically doesn’t.
A girl lies about having a boyfriend when she has gone through a recent breakup with a boyfriend but hasn’t accepted that the relationship is over.
She is in love with her boyfriend and believes that her breakup with him is temporary, and they are bound to get back together in the foreseeable future.
She is waiting and hoping for him to return.
Ergo, in her mind, she isn’t lying per se.
Although her boyfriend unequivocally told her that they are broken up and hasn’t returned dozens of her calls, she is not convinced their relationship is over.
She holds on to the belief that she is going to hear back from him.
This is a girl who isn’t emotionally available to you or anyone else.
She is caught up in the belief that she is getting back together with a boyfriend who recently broke up with her.
Come to think of it, she is thinking about calling him for the umpteenth time right after lying to you about having a boyfriend.
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