Posts tagged ‘One of the Guys’

January 7, 2012

Apparently, I Need To Change Myself


According to an article I read (entitled 20 Reasons You Don’t Have A Boyfriend), I have determined some potential reasons as to why I may still be single. Not many of these things applied to me, personally, but the ones that did made me realize that maybe I should change the way I am.

9. You’re a Mean Girl. Seriously, stop being a bitch. I’ve heard guys speak in awe (and fear) of mean girls, but Chuck Bassis the only guy I’ve ever seen who really wanted to love one, and he’s fictitious. Sometimes, guys want to get with mean girls because they’re powerful, but that relationship isn’t about love.”

~ Now, I’m not really that big of a bitch… ok, I take that back… maybe I am. But honestly, I just can’t handle stupidity. And sometimes that makes me come off as a bitch. But if you ask any of my friends, underneath my “bitchy” exterior, is a really good-hearted, gentle girl who is actually really sweet and thoughtful. I always try to put the needs of others before my own. Even if it means self-sacrifice.

11. You’re aggressive. You act like one of the guys. You pursue, make moves, call the shots. You say that you’re a liberated woman, so you can grab whatever cock grabs your fancy. That will get you laid, but try to remember that it’s the male of the species that got the big dose of testosterone. That male is biologically programmed to seek his complementary opposite – which includes a much larger dose of estrogen. You can be strong, independent, and very, very female.”

~ Until the other day (when my roommates called me out on this), I would have NEVER described myself as an aggressive individual. I was maybe even in denial about it until I read the part where it says “You act like one of the guys”. This may be my biggest downfall yet. I have always prided myself on the fact that I’m more of a guys’ girl than a girly girl. Apparently, this is not what is going to win the affection of a man. This sucks… really bad. I don’t know how to be feminine… I’d much rather chill out at home in my jeans and a wife beater than put on a freaking dress or a skirt and go out. I used to think that guys preferred guys’ girls… but now I’m learning that men really want a feminine woman. Fuck. I’m screwed.

“13. You’re a homebody. You’re not out there meeting new people every day. You are not going through each day looking to interact with and smile at attractive and approachable people. And by the way, get off the cell phone. The adorable guy behind you in line at Starbuckscan’t say hi if you’re on your phone, plus he’s hearing you sound like a complete idiot with your BFF.”

~ This is true as well. Aside from work, I don’t get out very much anymore. I wake up, go to work, come home, go to sleep, and then do it all over again the next day. The other side to this is that I’m obsessed with my phone. It is CONSTANTLY within my reach. I have jokingly said that my phone is by far my most monogamous relationship. Additionally, one of my roommates jokes that I am too “plugged in” to the “matrix”, or in my case, the internet. This is probably true, but I feel a sort of separation anxiety when I’m away from technology for too long.

With all of this being said, it looks like I have to completely change myself in order to ever get what I want, i.e. a relationship. The hard part is realizing that everything you thought was good about yourself is the entire reason you’re still single. Damn. Looks like I am in store for a complete personality make-over. I have to pretend to be nice (even when I don’t want to be, feminize myself and get out more. This fucking sucks. Apparently, in order to get a boyfriend, I have to put on a show and pretend to be something I’m not. Well, according to this article anyways…

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