A Day In The Life Of A Single College Girl In 2017

A Day In The Life Of A Single College Girl In 2017

I don't know what's more, everything being about couples, or Tinder boys.

A day in the life of a single girl is never easy.

Between having to see all of the PDA around campus and EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW. being about girls falling in love with boys, sometimes, being single doesn't seem like the best thing in the world.

8:00 A.M.

I guess it's time to get up and face the world again.

9:00 A.M.

*thinks to self* are there usually this many people holding hands on my way to class every morning? I'm just trying to make it to class on time.

10:00 A.M.

Okay if one more person gets engaged I will literally scream! *scrolls to see the neighbor from home is now engaged* ARE YOU SERIOUS!!

11:00 A.M.

Sitting in Starbucks alone watching all of these couples study together kind of makes me want a boyfriend. *thinks about one time that you had to share a bed and silently cried all night because you couldn't sleep in the middle with all of the covers.* Okay maybe being single isn't too bad.

12:00 P.M.

Calls Becky to go to lunch so I don't have to sit alone again at a four-person table and have EVERYBODY give me the evil eye. Girlfriends make the best relationships because they don't question you.

1:00 P.M.

Sitting in class "listening" to the professor while trying to plan my future wedding on Pinterest. Why does everybody say it is so stressful, I literally have everything planned already.

2:00 P.M.

Class is over and finally realizing that there is a test next week and by no means am I prepared *guess it's a good thing I won't be having any dates this weekend*

3:00 P.M.

Time to meet up with Becky and give her the best relationship advice even though boys never come near me.

4:00 P.M.

It has been an hour of Becky crying her eyes out about her boyfriend of 3 months who cheated on her during Mountain Weekend. *scrolls through Tinder messages while listening*

5:00 P.M.

Has Instagram always been a place where people just brag about their relationships? Why can't I just see more puppies?

6:00 P.M.

Time to cook dinner. Maybe I should just order some Chinese food and watch Netflix and pretend to study? It's not like I have anybody to impress with culinary skills anyways.

7:00 P.M.

Okay for real, is every show about people falling in love?!?! What happened to being strong independent women who don't need no man??

8:00 P.M.

*phone buzzes: You have a new Tinder message! Don't leave them waiting, be the first to say hello!* This won't hurt, right? Maybe we can grab a coffee and I won't seem like a lunatic.

9:00 P.M.

Well, Brad from Tinder only wants your Snapchat and doesn't even know who your favorite 'Friends' character is. On to the next guy.

10:00 P.M.

Okay, maybe I was too harsh on Brad. I have to stop being so picky about boys if I want to end up with one.

11:00 P.M.

Becky just called, she got back with the cheater and knows your mad but will never tell her.

12:00 A.M.

*has heart to heart with self in bed* You don't need a man who just wants to have with you. You are a strong independent woman who deserves everything!

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Maybe You Have Already Met The Right Person, You Just Aren’t Ready To Fall In Love

You could still see yourself smiling if their name popped up on your phone.

This morning I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, as I always do, and came across this photo one of my favorite influencers had posted.

But it wasn’t the photo that really caught my attention, it was the caption. The caption restated the fact that she had first met her fiancé when they were eight years old, but they hadn’t actually started dating until they were both in their twenties.

We often envy the cliché “high school sweetheart” stories, mostly because we wish that had happened to us, but here we are, five or six years later after graduating high school, without anyone to share our bowls of soggy breakfast cereal with.

If I were to tell you that you had already met the person you were destined to spend the rest of your life with, would you even believe me?

There is no way for me to know for sure, but just consider that small possibility for a moment.

Are you disappointed? You’re probably thinking that this can’t be true because you cannot recall meeting someone so special before. But what if you just hadn’t found out how special they actually are? What if your paths had already crossed before and you just hadn’t seen them in that way?

Maybe you have that one special person you are thinking of, right now, as you’re reading this, but you’re convinced that they don’t feel the same way about you. Or maybe they do, but for whatever reason, they aren’t acting upon it. They’re keeping an eye on you, following your social media, and while you aren’t seeing any of this happening, you could still see yourself smiling if their name popped up on your phone.

But you’d also be OK if it never did because there is so much more to life than finding your soulmate.

At least, when you’re twenty-something years old and still have your whole life ahead of you, there is. You trust the Universe is going to bring you someone who sweeps you off your feet, and a lot of the times, that person is the one you least expect, or it’s the person who you knew all along was destined to be yours.

As much as you claim you are ready to welcome this relationship into your life, sometimes it doesn’t come as quickly as you had hoped.

There’s this girl called timing, and let me tell you, she can be a bitch sometimes.

She can also be your best friend if you let her be. When it all comes down to it, timing is everything.

You might want a relationship so badly, that you forget about your never-ending schedule and how throwing another commitment in the mix may not be the best thing for you. Now I know if you love someone enough, you’ll make it work, no matter how busy you are.

But you’re not at that point right now. You don’t know this person on that level, and I cannot stress the importance of being specific about what you want enough, but you have to let it go.

No matter how much you love yourself and acknowledge that you are a badass woman, that doesn’t mean the man of your dreams is going to fall right in front of your feet.

At least, not yet. But if you are patient, and if you recognize the fact that what’s yours has always been yours, then I can promise you he is just around the corner.

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Why Beta Males Are Desirable

I'd take a Beta over an Alpha any day.

The Beta male does not have a good reputation. He is seen as weak, non-confrontational--basically, the "nice guy." And as we all know, nice guys finish last, right? But in this post-Weinstein world, I would argue that now, more than ever, is the time in which the nice guy is succeeding and is wanted. Nice, my friends, is sexy. A man who listens to a woman, who cares about her needs and desires, who isn't emasculated by her power, is HOT. HOT AS HELL. HOTTER THAN FLAMIN' HOT CHEETOS.

Based on my own personal experience, dating the quintessential "alpha male" is not only utterly exhausting but also underwhelming. Yea, maybe he can try and do an Edward Cullen thing and stop a car from hitting me with his sheer muscles or whatever, but if he thinks he needs to be the "man" all the time and then consequently sends me off to the kitchen to play house, I draw the line. Also, almost all of the alpha males I've been with have seen me simply as their plaything in sex used solely to get them off. Um, next time can you ask me before throwing me all over your bed? I'm not a doll I have feelings k thanks.

The Beta male is in tune with his emotions. SPICY. When a man has the ability to both empathize with others and is sensitive to and aware of his own feelings, it creates a safe space sans judgment. Let me tell you--one of the most beautiful AND sexy moments was when I was with a man who opened up to me about his deepest fears and desires. To be able to freely connect with a man who doesn't lock his heart away (because society told him to) is pure bliss, and extremely rare. Feeling feelings doesn't make someone weak. In fact, it makes one stronger, to be able to express oneself even in the face of possible ridicule and discrimination, especially in a world that still seems to value stoicism over vulnerability.

The Beta Man is my kind of guy. I'll take a man who loves watching Bravo with me over any man that watches sports with his bros while he sends me off to make Totino's pizza rolls for him. And yes, I rather a man shed a tear or two over a sad movie than sit there refusing to be moved. Time's up on the domineering male! It's time for the man who can handle the infinite power of woman. The man who is secure enough in his masculinity to not feel the need to exercise control over his partner constantly. The man who, deep down in his being, truly believes that everyone is equal and deserves to be treated as such.

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