10 Things College Girls Do That College Guys SHOULD Appreciate, But Don't

10 Things College Girls Do That College Guys SHOULD Appreciate, But Don't

A list of all the things that go into being a college girl that guys need to start noticing.

Being a college girl is hard, OK? We attempt to balance school, work, dieting, exercising, social activities and the list goes on!

As girls we are our own worst critics, therefore we are never fully satisfied even when everything is seemingly perfect. So many things go into being a college girl that college guys don’t even realize.

Guys have the luxury of rolling out of bed, throwing on their baggy frat T, and going to class without thinking twice about it. Most of the things that girls put themselves through are to impress a cute guy who has no idea how much she’s done just to get his attention. Here is a list of all the things that go into being a college girl that guys need to start noticing!

1. She always has a fresh mani and pedi.

Most college guys have no idea how much upkeep having nice nails requires. First of all, we have to make time every other week to go get them done, which takes at least an hour, and sit there while the nail artists pressure you to spend more money on designs, gel, etc.

Guys conveniently never notice when our nails look flawless but are the first ones to roast you when they look bad. Not to mention it isn’t cheap to keep up on our nails, we have to squeeze it into our college girl budget.

SEE ALSO: Actually, If College Guys Start Appreciating These 10 Things, I Am SCREWED

2. She makes sure her hair color, cut, and style is on trend.

Deciding on a hairstyle and taking a chance on a new color or cut is literally one of the most stressful things for a girl. We spend hours scrolling through Pinterest looking for our next potential hairstyle and pray that it looks as good as the girl’s in the picture.

It is at least $100 to go get your hair done every 4 to 6 weeks and if we hate it, then we are out $100 and depressed because it looks like crap. Guys shave each other's head for fun and don’t think twice about it because “hey, it’s just hair, it'll grow back!”

3. Her makeup is always on fleek.

Guys will NEVER understand the process of finding, buying, and perfecting makeup. First of all, finding the right makeup that matches your skin tone, doesn’t make you break out and lasts through a night out is a PROCESS.

Second of all, once we finally find the perfect combination of makeup chances are it's expensive AF.

So not only do we have to budget nails and hair, we also have to have enough money to keep our makeup collection stocked.

Last but not least, once we find the makeup and pay for it we then have to teach ourselves how to use it and make it look good. Girls spend hours watching YouTube makeup tutorials so that we can look flawless every time we see the cute guy we like. Guys will never understand the makeup struggle.

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4. She’s always up in the gym workin’ on her fitness.

Keeping up on exercising and dieting is literally the hardest thing about being a girl. We can work out for 2 hours and not lose a pound but eat 1 taco and gain 5 pounds. On the other hand, guys can chug 10 beers and live off chicken nuggets and still have washboard abs.

Not to mention finding time to get to the gym when we are exhausted from both school and work is nearly impossible. We are our hardest critics when it comes to our body and just want to see ourselves as sexy. Budgeting for healthy groceries and a gym membership is just another thing that goes into being a college girl.

5. She always has the most stylish outfits and rarely wears them out twice.

Being a college girl means you have to always have a cute outfit for a night out. Whether it's a house party or a night out at the bars we always make sure our outfits are on point. Not only will the people at the party see what we are wearing but so will the world of Instagram so we can’t miss a beat when it comes to looking hot.

Keeping up with name brands, the latest trends, and the hottest styles are the most expensive part of being a college girl. We as college girls will spend $100 on an outfit just to get the attention of Alex from Phi Apple Pie who is wearing his dad’s old high school basketball jersey.

6. Her teeth are white, eyebrows are threaded, and her skin is clear.

I challenge any guy to go get his eyebrows threaded and then try to tell me beauty isn’t pain. We as girls are waxed from head to toe and take the pain like the bad Bs that we are!! We make sure that our pearly whites are as white as possible and have that flawless smile that all the boys are looking for.

White strips aren’t cheap either boys, they are at least $20 a box. Not only do we spend money on makeup and white strips, we also have to pay for facial moisturizers, cleansers, and masks to keep our skin looking smooth. Chances are college guys don’t even wash their faces and still have clear skin.

7. Not only is she flawless, but so are her surroundings.

No guy wants a girl who is a slob and leaves her car/room a mess. In the midst of balancing everything else, college girls have to make sure that their environment is clean and organized. She always has candles burning, her bed is always made, and her car is always freshly vacuumed.

Even when we are EXHAUSTED from going to school all day, working all night, and squeezing in a late night workout we still make sure our apartment is clean. College guys throw a party on Saturday and still have the aftermath of the beer pong game untouched on Tuesday.

8. She’s got beauty AND brains.

Above everything else, we are college girls because we are young intelligent women working to achieve our goals. We are constantly worrying about our GPA and cramming for exams in our hardest classes.

Being physically attractive draws the guys in, but being intelligent makes him stick around. As girls, of course we want guys to think we are beautiful, but we also want him to respect our knowledge and work ethic. Keeping up on academics is just one of the many things that a college girl is stressed out about.

9. She grinds hard at work.

So CLEARLY being a college girl is expensive, therefore we have to put in work to fund our lifestyle. We work doubles, wake up early, get off work late, and still do it all while looking good. Without working we would not be able to achieve all of the things as girls that we want to achieve.

Not only do we work for ourselves, but we also work because we want guys to know that we are independent women who work hard and can support ourselves.

We strive to be impressive in every category so that guys don’t just want to hook up with us but want to stay in our lives because they are drawn to us in more ways than one.

10. Her Insta game is strong AF.

OK, so all of the things that go into being a college girl are put on display via Instagram. Her fresh manicure, new haircut, sexy body, perfect smile, fire outfit are all put out there for everyone to judge and hopefully “like”... literally and figuratively.

SO MUCH thought goes into her pose, caption, and filter that it's almost embarrassing. Girls Instagrams are how they are represented to guys online and get their attention.

Our Instagrams stress us out on an unhealthy level OK... we know it's ridiculous, but getting hundreds of likes is our guilty pleasure. Getting an absurd amount of likes on Instagram somehow makes us feel like all of the stress of being a college girl is worth it.


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I Asked 11 Strong Independent College Girls Why They Plan On Staying Single Alllllll 2019

We don't all need a man to be happy.


Listen. Not every college girl wants a ring by spring or really even cares about finding a man. With the popularity of going to college just to walk out with a Mrs. Degree, all the confident and single ladies tend to get overlooked.

Well, ladies, in case you haven't caught on to 2019's biggest dating trend, I'll share it with you—it's loving yourself and staying single. Here what these 11 strong, independent, college girls say about their plans to stay single alllll 2019.

1. Boys are dumb. Simple as that.

"The male species literally is incapable of using their brain at 20-years-old, I'm going to wait until 30s so maybe they will know how to use their common sense. Sorry boys." - Shelby, 20

2. I want to grow on my own.

"I want to focus on learning more about myself and challenging myself. Also, relationships are complicated so I'd rather spend that time worrying about or focusing on school." - Molly, 18

3. Self-love is the best love.

"I need to learn to love myself more than I have been the past two years. I just got out of a two-year relationship (which I am still severely heartbroken over) but I am actually excited to be living life for me." - Caitlin, 20

4. The time spent on focusing on gaining someone else's love will now be spent on finding love within myself.

"It's not that I plan on staying single, I'm just not going to actively put myself out there and fine tune myself. I have spent the past couple of years doing everything I could to find a guy, dating apps, blind dates, letting my friends run my dating apps, socializing a little extra and it just makes me so tired. I want to focus more on myself and what I like to do. Take myself out for a nice dinner and spend time with me. Not watching Netflix but actually getting to know who I am and love myself again, because how you can expect somebody to love you and know you if you don't even know or love yourself?" - Leah, 23

5. Time for some power moves, sister.

"I'm achieving my career dreams without any man holding me back or making me second guess myself or my decisions!" - Jenny, 21

6. Someone print this on a damn t-shirt or something.

"I'm trying to get A's, not Baes." - Holly, 20

7. Well, to put it simply...

"Men are trash." - Bobette, 22

8. Your potential should not be defined by a relationship.

"I've found there's more to life then having a boyfriend. Right now, I'm transitioning from being a college student to my career and I think the last thing I need is to worry about starting a relationship. I'm going to focus on loving myself this year." - Sarah, 21

9. So much time has already been wasted...

"I plan on staying single because boys have been too much of a waste of my time already." - Erin, 21

10. What's the move in 2019? Self love. That's the move in 2019.

"For myself, honestly. I just want to focus on me." - Lex, 19

11. I'm the best me when I'm single.

"I just function better when I'm by myself. There's no extra stress and no need to please or impress anyone." - Jordyn, 20

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11 Thoughts Single College Girls Experience On Valentine's Day

All the mixed emotions single girls feel on Valentine's Day

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Other than my junior year, any Valentine's Day that came across during my college years were filled with a wide range of emotions. Part of me was salty because I wanted the gifts and attention others were getting. Part of me was relieved that I didn't have to plan anything and could focus on classes the next day. Most of the time though Valentines Days were filled with anticipation for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy.

I've always wondered how my personal mixed emotions seemed to line up with the general population and research shows that it's complicated for many. Although singles aren't necessarily devastated by it, our thoughts about Valentines Day depend on many situational factors.

And if you're a single college girl, you may be thinking these 11 things on Valentine's Day:

1. “I wish I had a boyfriend just for the day.”

This is what some girls are thinking if they’ve been single for a while and they don’t necessarily miss being in a long-term relationship, but they just want completely undivided attention for the day and a romantic candlelight dinner.

2. “I’m glad I don’t have a boyfriend. I don’t need a man.”

This is what usually goes on through girl's heads if they're the independent type who don't place that much value on relationships. They might still scroll through Instagram out of pure nosiness, but if anything, they're probably thinking about how happy they are in the relationship they have with themselves.

3. “I wonder if he’ll send me a happy Valentine’s Day text...or maybe it’s too early for that.”

Valentines Day is already hyped up enough when you’re in a relationship and it’s to be expected that you probably won’t be doing anything romantic if you’re single on that day. But what about those who are in a situationship? Yes, it’s that awkward phase when an official title isn’t there, but that doesn’t mean Valentines Day can’t be brought up at all. Don’t you secretly hope that the person you’re involved with will at least send you a “Happy Valentines” text or stop by and give you a rose?

4. “Wait, they’re actually together?”

On Valentine's Day, the timeline on Instagram is similar to the Oprah Winfrey meme “You get a car! You get a car!" except it's with boyfriends instead. This girl has a boyfriend! *gasp* and this girl has a boyfriend too! *gasp*

5. “Wait...didn’t she just key his car and slash his tires after he hooked up with her best friend last week?”

This exact thought might be a tad bit of an overexaggeration, but it's still the most awkward thing when you see a picture of a couple looking as happy as can be, but deep down everyone knows that their relationship is nothing but drama behind closed doors.

6. “I’ll just hang out with my girl friends, eat pizza, and gossip.”

Girls who enjoy the company of their closest friends more than anyone else will most likely be thinking of hosting a Galentine's Day party rather than a Valentine's Day party. Besides, romantic love isn't the only love that exists.

7. “I’ll treat myself with chocolate.”

Let's be real. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to take a break from the diet and splurge on candy and chocolate.

8. “I’ll treat myself with wine.”

Other than candy and chocolate, wine would be the third option as a substitute for having someone special for Valentine’s Day.

9. “I can’t believe I got dumped.”

Believe it or not, the time of February is peak breakup time. A Facebook study showed that around the time of Valentine’s Day is usually when you’ll notice breakups start to happen in a more recurring manner.

10. “It’s literally no different than any other day.”

Then finally, there are the people who really don't give a damn about Valentine's Day at all because ultimately, it's just another day.

11. “Maybe this wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't dick deprived.”

Sometimes Valentine's Day doesn't have people thinking about intimacy and romance. Sometimes it's just a reminder of the sexual drought you've been going through for a while.

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