There is a lot of relationship and dating advice floating around on the Internet. Anyone who knows how to type and knows the basics of grammar can create a blog where they can call themselves “dating experts.” It doesn’t even have to be on the Internet – anyone can dish out dating advice when asked for it. But beware, ladies: a lot of that advice is terrible. Seriously.
We’ve already gone over really bad relationship advice that no one who is in a committed relationship should follow unless they feel like going through a breakup. But what about all of the awful tips out there for single girls who are dating? There are some truly great tips out there, and then there is the stuff you cannot listen to unless you want to be single forever (in which case, go for it! A lot of people love being single). Here are 10 really bad pieces of dating advice every single girl should ignore:
Everyone Has To Have A One-Night Stand At Least OnceI've heard a lot of people say this, and I think it's really dumb. I have nothing against one-night stands - if you want to have one, great! Do you! Have fun! Be careful! But one-night stands aren't for everyone, and that's fine. No one should feel pressured to have casual sex because it's an "experience" that everyone needs. Source: ShutterStock
Play Games Like A ManWhat? How do men play games? Does playing games mean you're officially a man? I don't understand. When I was single, I used to HATE when people would say this to me. Playing games is stupid and immature. Games will not help you find a stable relationship. They will help you find immature people to date, so if you want that, use this mentality. Source: ShutterStock
Always Leave The House Looking GoodSome people suggest that you should always leave the house looking your best, because you never know who you're going to meet! It makes it seem like you need to be on your best behavior, constantly trying to impress others, constantly thinking about finding your soulmate. It's ridiculous! First of all, your one true love will love you in sweats or in heels. Second of all, trying this hard is not going to make you feel good. Leave the house looking however you want! Source; ShutterStock
You Need To Make Dating A Priority In Order To Meet SomeoneThis is similar to the advice above. When I was a single, a lot of people used to say infuriating things like, "You're not trying hard enough! This needs to be a priority." I'm sorry, but making your life revolve around trying to meet someone is a terrible way to live. There is more to life than relationships. You should be focusing on yourself. There's nothing wrong with trying to meet someone and putting yourself out there - that's great! But don't make dating the only thing that matters. Source: ShutterStock
He Doesn't NEED To Be Perfect For YouBasically: "You should learn to settle." Don't settle. Ever. Of course you aren't going to meet the knight in shining armor who is perfect in every way. Of course your expectations shouldn't be too high. But that doesn't mean you should settle for someone who is just "okay" for now just to be in a relationship. That's ridiculous! Wait for the dude who really makes you happy. Source: ShutterStock
Get Out There, Even If You're Not ReadyWhat? Why is this advice? When my boyfriend and I broke up, I was in no way, shape or form ready to meet someone else. But I WAS very sad. My friends advised me to get out there, even though I insisted I wasn't ready, because that was the only way I would feel better. They were 100 percent wrong. "Get out there" when you feel like it. Don't do it if you're not ready at the moment. Listen to your gut! Source: ShutterStock
Wait For Him To Make The First MoveI am so sick of hearing people give this advice to women. If you want to make a move on someone, go for it. Guys think it's sexy because it's confident. And you'll feel better about yourself knowing you could do something like that. There is nothing wrong with making the first move. Source: ShutterStock
Don't Let Him Know How You FeelA lot of people are always like, "be mysterious!" This is a terrible idea. There's playing hard to get, and then there's confusing the crap out of someone. You don't have to be like, "OMG I think I want to marry you," but you don't have to pretend like you don't have any feelings for your crush at all. If you do that, why would he want to date you? Source: ShutterStock
Online Dating Is Only For LosersI hate when people say stuff like this, like online dating is only for those who have given up. It's ridiculous, and also cruel. I know a lot of people who have done online dating and ended up meeting their soul mates - they're not losers! It works for some people, not for everyone, like most things. But there's nothing to be ashamed of if you want to try looking for love in a different way. Source: ShutterStock
That Person Is Out Of Your League, Don't BotherThis is so rude. If someone says this to you, tell them to get out of your face. If you like someone, don't focus on whether or not they're "too good" for you. No one is too good for you! Source: ShutterStock
Which of these do you think is the worst? Which have you heard? What do you think is actually good advice? Tell me in the comments!