Jennifer Lawrence Is My Spirit Animal & It’s Hard To Find A Date Because Of It

Jennifer Lawrence is pretty much everyone’s spirit animal. After all, she’s an independent woman with a flourishing career and a ridiculous amount of sex appeal. Of course, there are downsides to being the most relatable celebrity in the world. If you consider JLaw to be your spirit animal, then you probably have a little bit of trouble in the dating world.

  1. I prefer to stay indoors. It’s hard to go out on dates, because I’d rather ask a guy over to watch Netflix than go out for coffee. Of course, by “watch Netflix,” I actually mean “watch Netflix.” I need a man who isn’t afraid of binge watching.
  2. I love to eat. I’m not going to order a salad at dinner in order to impress a man. I love hamburgers and steaks, and I’m not afraid to admit it. I’ll eat a big meal right in front of my date, and then I’ll probably steal some fries off of his plate, too.
  3. I embarrass myself on a daily basis. I’m about as awkward as it gets. That means I’ll end up embarrassing myself during pretty much every social interaction. Of course, it doesn’t faze me all that much, because I’m used to it by now.
  4. I don’t like to dress up. I can pull off a little black dress, but I’d rather walk around in sweats and a hoodie. After all, comfort is more important than fashion. If a guy is turned off by seeing me in pajamas after noon, then he isn’t the one for me.
  5. I’m considered one of the boys. Sometimes, I’m a little too likable. That means the men in my life will consider me one of their buddies instead of a potential girlfriend. I know that the friend zone isn’t reserved for men, because I’m always stuck in it.
  6. I’m sarcastic as hell. Some men don’t understand my sense of humor. Most of the words that come out of my mouth are sarcastic, so I can be mistaken for being rude. Of course, that’s misleading, because I’m really as nice as they come.
  7. I ignore what society tells me. Who gives a damn if “men prefer long hair”? If I want to rock a bob, then I’ll chop off my hair and won’t care who doesn’t lik eit. I care more about my own happiness than pleasing a crowd of strangers.
  8. I focus on my career. Men can be intimidated by strong, independent woman. They can also feel neglected when I focus more of my energy on my careers than on my relationships. Of course, I can’t date anyone like that, because I’m not going to give up my dreams for a man.
  9. I always say how I feel. I don’t have a filter, so I might tell a man something he doesn’t want to hear. I don’t see the harm in expressing myself, so I’m not going to hold back in order to spare his feelings. I say how I feel when I feel it.
  10. I don’t really care if I’m single. It’s hard to land a boyfriend when I don’t really mind my single status. After all, I know that there’s much more to life than men. I have other things to worry about.
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.