Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber used to spend a ton of time together before they split. A lot of times when you’re single or fresh from a breakup, you have a lot of time on your hands that you may not know what to do with.
Thankfully, Selena’s stopped sulking at Hooter’s (girl, the wings aren’t worth the sexism–we’d sulk too!) and had a better idea: Hanging out with her girls. Sel’s been leaning on her BFF Ashley Tisdale now that she’s flying solo in the dating scene, and you know what? We bet she’s having a lot more fun. Here are our favorite reasons why a girls’ night can totally be more fun than a date–even if there’s no makeout sesh at the end!
1. Speaking of making out: You don’t have to deal with a bad kisser!
Bad breath? Attacking your tonsils? Awkwardly bumping noses or teeth? Smearing your lip gloss on his face? Getting too handsy? You don’t need to worry about any of that nonsense when it’s you and your pals.
2. You can dress for you.
You may be nervous to try red lipstick because some guys say that they don’t dig it, or feel like showing more frills than cleavage. You might want to wear heels without towering over a short dude. With your girlfriends, that stuff doesn’t matter. Heck, they’ll help you primp and take pics of how hot you are–and they won’t give you dirty looks if a guy checks you out!
3. You don’t have to be self-conscious.
When you’re on a date, you may be freaked out by how much you like a guy or just so focused on impressing him that you don’t act like your total awesome self. With your girls, you won’t feel pressured to laugh at a crappy joke (probably because they know how to really make you laugh!) or hold back when you want to talk about something serious or dramatic. You can also dance! That’s what they’re there for.
4. You can do girly things without a grumpy guy checking his watch.
Most guys don’t like trips to the mall, One Direction concerts, or watching chick flicks or ballet, and they might give you crap for it when you want to do those things. Your girls will, at worst, argue over who gets to pick the music in the car on the way there.
5. They’ll be there long after you forget this guy’s name anyway.
Love is awesome, but it comes in a lot of forms. The crush you have today may completely change tomorrow, but the love you have for your girlfriends and vice versa is a lasting bond that can weather almost anything. Take care of them, and let them take care of you!
Do you have girls’ night regularly with your friends? Do you rely more on your pals after a breakup? What’s your favorite girls’ night memory? Tell us in the comments!