A woman who sets the bar high in relationships is often seen as high maintenance, but why is that such a bad thing? Having higher standards is a good quality to have, and I won’t apologize for knowing my worth.
- I know what I want in a relationship. I’m not going to waste my time on someone who isn’t up to my standards. If you’re intimidated by my demands, why are you wasting your time to begin with? I need someone who can hold his own, and if that’s not you, there’s the door.
- I know what I don’t want. If he has a characteristic that is a total deal breaker – what do you mean you hate cats and haven’t read Harry Potter?! – I’m gonna go ahead and pass on that. Thanks, but no thanks.
- Everyone should demand the best. If your standards aren’t that high, you’re doing it wrong. Low standards – or no standards at all – is how people end up unhappy and with the wrong person. Don’t do that to yourself, because you deserve better than that too.
- I want someone who can handle me. Anyone who can’t meet my (very reasonable) expectations probably isn’t mentally strong enough to deal with me in the first place.
- I know what it’s like to have the worst. I once dated a guy who was a complete man-child. He didn’t know how to be an adult whatsoever – I was literally taking care of him physically, emotionally, and financially. Never again.
- You get back what you put in. If you give me your all, I’ll give you my all. By expecting the best from you, I intend to give you my best in return. It’s that simple.
- Why wouldn’t I? The moment you stop demanding the best, is the moment you settle for less. I don’t know about you, but I refuse to settle.
- If I don’t respect me, who will? What you demand of the world around you says a lot of what you’ll accept from others. If I don’t treat myself well, how can I expect anyone else to?
- I deserve it. Everyone deserves the best. Realize that, and start demanding it for yourself too.