|"Your haircut is worse than the Holocaust."|
We'll ask questions -- not generic questions but crucial queries like, "Am I the best you've ever had?" -- that we really don't want an honest answer to.
So don't give any.
A man will take you there. He'll ask and make nice and pretend that it won't hurt his feelings -- he wants the honest truth. But your life will only remain status quo if the answer you give reaffirms his self-esteem. Anything less than that and prepare to dwell in a dark dimension of uncomfortable follow-up questions, seething resentment and ultimately some type of passive-aggressive gesture on his part -- like boning your enemy -- that could signal the end of everything.
Don't tell, even if he asks. ... Don't!