15 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Afraid To Date The Old-Fashioned Girl

15 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Afraid To Date The Old-Fashioned Girl

Actually, you should be thrilled.

Most men, especially in today's dating scene, stray away from the "old-fashioned" girls, but other men might actually prefer them. Despite what you may be thinking, dating an old-fashioned kind of gal actually has many perks. Sure, we aren't always up to date on the latest trends and we may be a little quirky, but you'll learn to love us. In fact, just the other day, I asked my boyfriend of almost two years, "Hey, do you think I'm kind of old-fashioned?"

He responded, "Yes and I love it."

Are you contemplating dating an old-fashioned girl and need to know what it'll be like? Are you currently dating one? Are you not quite sure if you're dating one and want to find out? Are you a girl trying to figure out if you're considered "old-fashioned" in today's dating scene?

If you're dating an old-fashioned chick or just really want to know what it would be like to date one, there are 15 indisputable qualities that make old-fashioned ladies stand out from the rest:

1. She will be a fabulous cook.

Waffles in the morning? Sure. Spaghetti for dinner? No prob. Homemade pie for dessert? You got it.

2. She will respect herself.

You definitely won't see her posting revealing photos on Instagram. She's not a sloppy drunk. She doesn't have to be seen by everyone. She will only give her time to those who deserve it. She won't put up with any nonsense.

3. She will respect you.

Your life. Your friends. Your family. Your belongings. Your thoughts. All of it.

4. She will be simplistic.

She doesn't need a big fancy date. She doesn't need fancy gifts.

5. So, the little gestures are the ones that mean the most.

Just flowers and maybe a big smooch.

6. She'll have a cute, weird, kinda vintage wardrobe.

A paradoxical mixture of 1950's housewife and 1970's hippy. Kind of weird, but kind of perfect.

7. She will have high expectations for your relationship.

She will want you to be respectful, hardworking, and committed. But, she won't ask you to be anything she isn't. She'll be respectful, hardworking, and committed, too.

8. She will have the lamest jokes and use the weirdest words.

Nevertheless, she will be fabulous.

9. Family will mean everything to her.

So respect them and love them, too.

10. She doesn't need to be seen by everyone.

Just by you and the ones who matter.

11. She will have a genuine heart.

Compassion will be her thing.

12. She will be introspective.

She will be able to reflect on herself and your relationship with the greatest of ease. She's always thinking of ways she can improve.

13. She will keep her mind busy with healthy habits.

And that helps a healthy relationship blossom.

14. She won't give in to social norms.

She's not a cliché. And you shouldn't treat her like one.

15. She will have fun.

After all, old-fashioned doesn't mean boring.

Ya gotta love us old-fashioned gals.

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A Dozen Reasons Why Wine Is Better Than Your Boyfriend

Why listen to your man whine, when you can just dink some wine?

If you are in a relationship, married, or single like me, you’ve had a man make you want to rip your hair out. No matter how much we love them, sometimes we just want to strangle them. One key to our success in dealing with the men in our lives is wine. Sometimes a glass of wine fixes it all, but a lot of times, it takes a whole bottle. Let's just face it, wine can be a way better boyfriend.

1. A bottle of wine can’t steal all the blankets or get mad at you when you steal all the blankets.

You know exactly what I'm talking about.

2. Wine doesn’t talk back.

3. When you fall asleep a bottle of wine won’t stop cuddling with you.

7. You don’t have to share your food with a bottle of wine.

8. When you decide to like a certain type of wine there are no surprises! They don’t magically become someone they said they weren’t.

9. Wine loves you as much as you love it.

10. Wine understands that there different nude lipsticks, and yes I need them all.

11. Wine won't just send you those 2am "What's up?" texts.

We know "what's up", you know "what's up", but we just don't care enough to respond.

12. Wine just never lets you down.

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Relationships Are Made For Working Together, Not Working FOR Each Other

Your relationship is not a job.

I do not identify myself as a feminist in the way most do. My idea of feminism is strong women, ones that do not back down to a challenge, a woman who is not afraid to speak out for what she believes. A woman who is not afraid to be an individual.

But recently I have seen a lack of women empowerment in the communities I am apart of every day.

As college students, both male and female, we feel the pressure to be perfect at all times, in class, in our organizations, in our community. While both sexes feel these mutual pressures, there are some pressures the opposite sex cannot identify with.

Because I am a woman, I understand the female side of these "other" pressures.

As college women we are expected to be educated, involved, leaders in the community and of course find love. As I grow as an individual though, I find myself putting these priorities into an order of importance. Me first, love last.

I strongly believe that you will never find someone who will truly love you until you can see the beauty in yourself first. But, while I may have these ideas in my head my own opinion can only get me so far.

I ask you, when did our worth start being valued on how well we please our significant other?

I have been fortunate enough to meet an incredible amount of powerful women within my two years at this university. However, it is not rare that I see one of these once, so powerful women, get into a relationship and start to live off of the approval of their significant other.

This is where I start to worry, is it possible to be an individual in a relationship?

To me, the answer is yes, but to so many, it seems the answer is no. I do not think there is a correct answer to this question but I do think that it is one that needs to be brought to attention.

It breaks my heart to see girls that were once so strong and independent cry because their boyfriends did not give them enough attention that day.

But most of the time I find them trying to figure out what they did wrong, and then immediately overcompensating to take care if the problem.

To me, a relationship works like this...

As a girlfriend you are there to support your significant other when they need you, you are their equal, you should use each other to become better people. Cleaning up their dirty work, keeping their lives on track, making sure they are being good people... this is not your job.

This is where I lose the ability to understand relationships. These strong powerful women that I have talked about tend to lose themselves because they are trying to make something of someone else.

Our future is molded by today and if women continue to live to please their significant others than we will never go stringer as a sex. I encourage women everywhere to strive to not lose their individuality when they give their hearts away.

Relationships are made for working together not working for each other and until this idea is put into movement our community as females will struggle to grow.

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