13 Rules Women Who Are Successful In Love Live By

Whether or not you believe in random luck, one thing’s for sure: women who are considered lucky in love are successful because they do and believe in certain things. These women — the ones who seem to always be dating an amazing guy, or are married to one — are where they are because they stayed true to themselves and didn’t let the BS get in their way. Here are 13 rules these women live by, and you can too:

  1. They never compromise your self-worth. Love savvy women know that in order to find great men, they must stay true to themselves and keep their self-worth intact. No man is worth losing sight of yourself.
  2. They are always enough. The girls that get the guys live by this simple idea. You’re enough, no matter what anyone else says about you. If you know that you’re enough, then the right guys will feel that way too. Not the douchers, though —they’ll always suck.
  3. They may want him, but they definitely don’t need him. Love-smart chicks know the difference between want and need. They know they may want him, but that if he isn’t up to standards, they definitely don’t need him. They also know their limits, and they’ll never compromise them.
  4. There will always be another guy. This one is SO important. These women know that if this guy isn’t good for them, there’ll always be another one. The cliches about fish in the sea are true, if you know where and how to look. There is always another, so don’t stay with this one if he isn’t right for you.
  5. They will not, under any circumstances, settle. Another major rule: no settling. You only disrespect yourself, and offer him the chance to do the same if you settle for something that isn’t right for you. Smart women know that their standards need to be reasonable but they also need to be adhered to.
  6. Men will never define them. Women who slay dating believe this: you’re your own woman and no man determines anything about you. He can only add to your life, never complete it — you do that all on your own.
  7. They’re so worth it. They know it and you need to know it, too. You’re worth everything and anything you believe you are — and no man should every try to convince you otherwise.
  8. They will not be “fixed.” There’s nothing wrong with you. Lucky-in-love women know there’s nothing wrong with them and don’t let any guy make them believe they are flawed. This really changes your attitude and makes you so much more appealing and confident.
  9. Respect matters most. If he doesn’t respect you, then he doesn’t deserve you. It’s as simple as that.
  10. There’s nothing wrong with being single. The happiest women are the ones that know that being single is an important stage of your life, and you need to enjoy it and learn from it. If you don’t have time to figure yourself out, you won’t be able to navigate dating.
  11. They’re exactly who you’re meant to be today. So maybe you want a new job, or to lose some weight or to find a new passion — it’s OK to be happy where you are today and know you want more tomorrow. Love-drunk gals know that where they are today is perfect for now, even if they want more later.
  12. If he doesn’t make them laugh, he isn’t for them. Laughing is a must for women killing it in the love game, and if a guy doesn’t make them laugh easily, they don’t keep him around. It makes weeding out the bad ones really easy!
  13. They’re in control of their own feelings — no one else. Most important rule: no one can make you feel anything unless you let them.
C. is an aspiring yogi and Ph.D student who loves her dogs, bright lipstick and to travel. Find her on IG @drparko121314