Why Picky Girls Actually End Up In Happier Relationships

If you’ve been single for a while, your family has probably complained about you being too picky. They’ll say it as if it’s a bad thing, even though it’s really a compliment. You should be picky — in fact, you should be downright critical. After all, picky girls actually end up in happier relationships, and here’s why:

  1. She won’t settle. A picky girl won’t date any old guy, just because he’s attractive. She’ll wait until she finds someone that she genuinely enjoys spending time with, which is why she’ll get her heart broken less often than the rest of us.
  2. She’ll notice red flags right away. Picky girls aren’t blinded by their emotions, because they see things in black and white. That’s why they’ll notice red flags early on, and will leave a guy if he gets too sketchy.
  3. She’ll make her boyfriend put in effort. She won’t accept poor treatment from anyone, especially from the man she’s decided to date. That’s why she won’t hesitate to break up with her boyfriend once he starts treating her like crap.
  4. She knows what she wants. Picky girls know what type of men they can tolerate. That’s why it’s so easy for them to pick and choose when they want to pursue a relationship with a man, and when they want nothing to do with him.
  5. She has high standards. Being picky is synonymous with having high standards. She won’t even think about dating a guy who has hurt her in the past, because she’s too smart to fall for the same tricks twice. A1
  6. She doesn’t need a boyfriend to feel validated. Picky girls aren’t in dire need of somebody to love. They’ll only date a man if they want to, which is why they rarely end up in unhealthy relationships.
  7. She won’t tolerate mind games. Picky girls aren’t going to let a man string them along, or play hard to get with them. In order to earn her heart, a man will have to be on his best behavior.
  8. She’ll appreciate a good guy. Nine out of ten times, a picky girl won’t be interested in the man that’s interested in her. That’s why, when she actually finds someone she clicks with, she’ll try her best to treat him right to keep him around.
  9. She’ll make her boyfriend feel wanted. Her boyfriend will never have to worry about whether or not she truly loves him. If she’s keeping him around, then it’s clear that she has strong feelings for him.
  10. She knows what she deserves. Above all, picky girls know that they’re worthy of someone special. That’s why they won’t stop until they find a man who fits all of their qualifications.
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.