Beware Of People Who Slide Into Your DM's After A Chris Pratt Like Glow-Up

Beware Of People Who Slide Into Your DM's After A Chris Pratt Like Glow-Up

They didn't think you were good enough for them back then.
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The age-old story of getting the girl/guy after a glow-up is really stupid, so let's talk about it.

First of all, for those who don't know, "glow-up" is a term used to describe a person who has gone through positive changes, leaving them better-looking, wealthier, smarter, or even cooler. This kind of story has been told in many different ways; from books to film to television, and it has taken me a while, but I've finally realized how stupid this narrative really is.

As a piece of fiction, this storyline may seem cute, but as I've gotten older, I've realized that people actually act this way in real life. Those who go through a glow-up become blinded when someone from their past who never would've given them the time of day years ago is suddenly swooning over them now.

To all the glow-ups out there, please watch out. If a few years of healthy eating and working out suddenly makes the cool guy from high school slide in your dm's after he and his friends called you names for being overweight, what on Earth would make you reply to him?

Let's take a look at some celebrities who, in my opinion, have fallen into this trap. Recently, singer Ed Sheeran got engaged to a girl he had a crush on in high school. The two didn't start dating until 2015, well after Sheeran had made a name for himself in the industry. So, to recap, she didn't agree to date him until he hit that glow-up. As an outsider looking in, that seems a tad fishy.

Another great example is actor Chris Pratt. He first made a name for himself on the NBC show "Parks and Recreation," where he played the goofy Andy Dwyer. Pratt started out as a chubbier guy, although still very handsome, most people didn't know him until he started training for his role in "Guardians of the Galaxy," when he gained an impressive body. Suddenly, women across the world began to drool over him. If I were in his shoes, I would laugh at the advancements of women who wouldn't have given me a second glance just a few years prior.

I personally have never experienced a glow-up that would result in massive attention from others, so perhaps that's why I have such strong feelings towards this. I cannot possibly imagine how someone could be so blinded by the advancements of others after a glow-up that they'd be willing to lend their attention to those who wouldn't have given them the time a day a couple of years ago.

So, to anyone who has gone through a glow-up, be smart. I'm sure that popular girl from high school is only messaging you because that six-pack is banging. I'm sure that hot boy from college is only liking your pics on Instagram because you're on your way to becoming the CEO. Remember the people that liked you before you made a name for yourself, and be aware of those who are just trying to take advantage or only see you for your good looks.

Just remember, you weren't good enough for them when they had the upper hand.

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Sorry Boys, But I Won’t Be That Girl Who Waits Around For You Anymore

Just because I know my worth doesn't mean I should have to wait around for you to realize it too.

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I'm like most girls. I am such a hopeless romantic when it comes to dating and all that jazz. With that being said, I have also been the type of girl who has waited around for that guy once or twice (OK let's be real, one too many times).

I am a nice person and a lot of my friends know that I have a kind heart. You can do me dirty and I will forgive you. When it came to guys they could have led me on or ghosted me and later on came back out of nowhere and apologized, more than likely I would have given them a second chance at redemption.

I waited around for that guy to either realize how great we would be together or realize how great of a girl I was. All of my friends would tell me how great I was and how worthy I was but in the end, they weren't the ones I wanted to hear that from. Which was why I waited around and thought up of an excuse to defend the guy I was waiting around for.

The older I got the more I realized how silly I was for waiting around for a guy who probably did not appreciate me the way I should have been appreciated. I realized that I was much better than that and I made a promise that I would stop waiting around. Of course, I did slip up here and there (I mean, I am only human after all).

It wasn't until I was beyond over the male species that I realize how ridiculous I was being for crying over someone who stopped talking to me without rhyme or reason. That was the moment that I realized how worthy I was of a great relationship. A relationship that you see in movies or see in old couples who have been married for 65 years.

I decided I was no longer going to be THAT girl who waited around for a guy. I was no longer going to defend him when my friends asked me why I was still talking to him. I was no longer going to wait around for him to realize how worthy I was. Ever since I promised myself that I was going to live MY best life I have been beyond happy.

Yeah sometimes I say to myself "he was different" but then I remind myself that if he truly cared for me the way I cared for him then I would not have to wait around. He would not only pursue me but also my heart.

So ladies, realize your worth. Stop waiting around for that guy to come to the conclusion how amazing you are. You are a queen and if he can't see that right off the bat, he is NOT worth your time. Wear your crown with your head held high, live your best life, and slay the day away, queen.

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You’re Not Going To Meet Someone On Your Couch Watching Netflix, So Get Your Ass Up

Dating isn't easy, but getting off the couch shouldn't be too hard.

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I don't mean to come off as harsh.

The words are directed at me just as much as they are anyone else. Dating isn't easy, especially when most of us have been out of practice. Even as an extroverted person, the idea of striking up a conversation with an attractive guy makes me anxious. If you are fine with being single then this article isn't for you but for the rest of us who want to change our stagnant relationship status, keep on reading.

Dating has changed drastically since our parents' days. In-person conversations have shifted to words on screens, while dinners and drive-in movie theaters have turned into "Netflix and chill." While some of us might be OK with these casual meetings, others want to be wooed. No matter what kind of relationship you're looking for, I can tell you that you aren't going to find it while laying on your couch. Starting something new is stressful and nerve-wracking, but you have to start somewhere. Sometimes we need to get out of our comfort zones in order to put ourselves in a situation to meet someone new. Whether it's a house party, a nice night out with your girls, or maybe even an invite to study with a new group of friends, these all have the possibility of you putting yourself out there.

There is the potential to meet someone new anywhere: the library, the grocery store, or even in class. While it's important to put yourself out there, don't put so much pressure on everyone you meet. Some people are meant to just be friends, while others have the possibility to be so much more. If you try and it doesn't work out with one person, don't beat yourself up — maybe it wasn't meant to be, or the timing just wasn't right. All I'm trying to say is that you will never know what's out there if you don't get off the couch. I've had a lot of heartbreak in my life and sometimes I think that stops me from trying something new. It's hard to come to terms with that you might be what's stopping you from having a relationship with somebody. We need to remind ourselves that we deserve to be loved and be happy, and a healthy romantic relationship can give us that, we just have to be willing to try.

So strike up a conversation with the cute guy in your English class. Text the boy who you've always wondered "what if." Flirt with the guy who you make eye contact with across the bar. Or don't. The choice is yours. Sitting on the couch hasn't been working for you though, so you might as well try something new.

If you're truly content with being single, I'm happy for you. Keep watching Netflix on your couch, don't let me stop you. But for everyone else who wants to change their relationship status, pause the show, close the laptop or turn off the TV. Try something new, even though it's scary. I'm not saying a boyfriend will just fall into your lap, but it certainly doesn't hurt to try.

Someone could be out there waiting for you, all you have to do is get off the damn couch.

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