15 Thoughts Jaded Women Have About Love

15 Thoughts Jaded Women Have About Love ©iStock/Georgijevic

Because the dating scene these days is so terrible, it comes as no surprise that many women end up feeling embittered by it all. Speaking as someone who’s been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, and incorporated her own business on selling tee shirts describing the shoddy bachelors out on the market, I know a lot of bitter women out there who’ve thought at least some of the following things:

  1. “No, not all guys are bad. Some are dead.”  This quote has been attributed to a number of different women, but the fact is that it’s a sentiment that many women feel when they’ve become all but completely burned out by dating jerk after jerk. Truthfully, there are probably some good guys out there — we just can’t seem to find them.
  2. “Tell me again how he’ll come around when I stop looking. Go on!” For some reason, hearing people say trite, stupid platitudes this really angers many singles. Please stop telling us these things. We’ve heard ’em all before, and it doesn’t make you look any wiser.
  3. “Oh great. Another friend is getting married…” Even the most supportive friends get jealous from time to time.
  4. “The one whose makeup is reminiscent of the Joker has a boyfriend and don’t?! WTF?!” That feeling you feel when you see a girl that looks like a baked potato with clown makeup painted on it having more relationship success than you is both infuriating and painful. You know you’re being petty and shallow and you don’t meant to be, but you can’t help it. In some cases, it’s hard to not want to just walk up to the guy dating her and ask what he sees in her.
  5. “Lemme guess, you want me to pay for dinner, right?” Because the concept of chivarly, or even paying half of your dinner date, has clearly gone out the window.
  6. “Oh look. Another couple asking me, a single girl, for a threesome. Just what I wanted. Does anyone even read my damned profile?!”  True story, 90% of couples on dating sites are either illiterate or insanely inconsiderate.
  7. “Suuure you want to date me. Is that what you think you need to say in order to get laid?” After one too many dates decide to “cut to the chase,” it becomes hard to believe that any guy actually wants a relationship.
  8. “Lemme guess, you have a girlfriend already?” If a guy seems too good to be true, most jaded women will just assume that he’s cheating on his girlfriend with them. That, or it could be the fact that he’s radiating douche vibes at Chernobyl levels. It could be either reason, really.
  9. “I don’t believe in dating. It’s a waste of my time and money.” This can also be called “ragequitting the dating scene.” Interestingly enough, men are more guilty of this saying than women are, and they are often just as bitter as women who say this. It only goes to show that bitterness can go both ways.
  10. “Oh, you said you want a girlfriend just like me? Not me, though, right? Gotcha.” Why do guy friends think this is a good idea to say?
  11. “You’re nice and everything, but I honestly don’t believe anything you say.”  Bitterness does this to you. Even if you value yourself, you’ll stop believing that others can value you to the level that you deserve if you get treated poorly enough times.
  12. “It’s easy for you to say I should focus on myself. You have a partner.”  Did you ever notice how the people who are the most cavalier about telling you to stop being bitter are the ones who are in happy, stable relationships?
  13. “Oh, he asked you to marry you? Get a prenup.” Because all men clearly will divorce or cheat eventually…
  14. “If he’s with me, it’s only for my money.” More and more women are becoming targets of guys who want sugar mamas. This is pathetic on so many levels, but it’s the truth. Men aren’t the only ones who are worried about dating people who are only interested in the contents of their wallets.
  15. “Yeah, no, I’m not committing to you without a ring. I know you say you like me, but you’re not getting loyalty or monogamy from me. You’re going to have to deal with that.” This line is for bitter women who have been cheated on, or have been walked out on the altar. It happens, and honestly, it’s probably the wisest move if you’re bitter to the point that you’re about to ragequit.
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a New Jersey based writer and editor with bylines in Mashed, Newsbreak, Good Men Project, YourTango, and many more. She’s also the author of a safe travel guide for LGBTQIA+ people available on Amazon.

She regularly writes on her popular Medium page and posts on TikTok and Instagram @ossianamakescontent.