10 Things Smart Women Prioritize Before Love

If you’re smart, finding a boyfriend won’t be on the top of your to-do list. While it’s true that falling in love is a wonderful experience, it isn’t the only thing you should be worried about. There are bigger problems in life. Here are a few things that smart women prioritize before love:

  1. Your mental health. Your brain is the most important part of your body. If you don’t take good care of it, then you won’t be alive for long enough to even find a boyfriend.
  2. Your career. Your focus should be on finding a job, not searching for a sugar daddy that could pay all of your bills for you. Your boyfriend could always leave, but your career won’t go anywhere.
  3. Your physical health. Don’t forget to drink water, to get checkups, and to take your medication. It’s more important for your doctor to tell you your body’s healthy than for a stranger to tell you your body is hot.
  4. Your education. Before you search for a husband, go get that diploma. It’ll create better job opportunities for you, and your new coworker just might turn out to be the love of your life.
  5. Your children. If you have kids, you should put their needs in front of your own. They need you around to act as their mother more than they need you to find them a father.
  6. Your dreams. If you’ve always wanted to travel around the world, don’t wait to find a boy to bring with you. Your future husband might hate planes, so you should cross off as much as you can from your bucket list before you meet him.
  7. Your self-image. You should train your brain to think highly of yourself. If you don’t, then your love life is going to suffer along with the rest of your life.
  8. Your family. Your parents raised you. They deserve to get more attention than your crushes do.
  9. Your friends. You’ve heard the classic phrase, “bros before hoes.” You don’t want to give up valuable time with your friends to date a man that might leave you.
  10. Your happiness. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is your happiness. So if finding a boyfriend is what would make you happy, go out and look for him.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.