Your Relationship Isn’t Necessarily Boring, It’s Solid — And That’s A Good Thing

Your Relationship Isn’t Necessarily Boring, It’s Solid — And That’s A Good Thing ©iStock/mediaphotos

As exciting and mysterious as dating a new guy can be, butterflies do eventually fade, often giving way to boredom. Boring isn’t actually a bad thing, though, because it often goes hand in hand with being predictable, dependable, and, perhaps most importantly, nice. Here’s why boring guys might be the best boyfriends a girl could possibly have:

  1. You can finally ditch all the drama. Drama is exciting, but it’s also exhausting. You’ve had your fill, and you’re ready to move on to someone who’s boring, normal, and totally drama-free.
  2. You can have cozy nights inGoing to the club or going bar hopping is nice, you guess, but you’re getting a little old for that, and you kind of hate having to scream over the music to have a conversation that isn’t actually about anything interesting, anyway. Game night at his place sounds divine.
  3. He says what he means. In today’s pickup artist culture, guys have actually convinced themselves that the best way to get a girl is to insult her, tear her down, and make her doubt herself. Seriously? What kind of backwards society are we living in? You’ll take your relationship over that BS any day.
  4. You can immediately jump in and share his hobbies. You’re so sick of guys that try to seem extreme and adventurous with random hobbies. Skydiving? Fight club? Rock climbing? Is that really necessary? Can’t he just get over himself and halfheartedly play four chords on the guitar like everyone else?
  5. He texts back right away. Text message read receipts were the worst thing that ever happened to your self-confidence. But half the time that guys don’t respond, it’s because there’s so much pressure to say something witty or clever that they just leave you hanging. Thankfully, your boyfriend doesn’t think that way. A halfhearted “K” is better than nothing, right?
  6. Stable guys tend to be nicer. They know a good thing when they see it, and they feel no need to shake things up just for a change. That means they’ll treat you right.
  7. A simpler life will make you happier in the long run. Sometimes you think you make things way too complicated for your own good. It’s the little things that make you happy, isn’t it?
  8. You know exactly what to expect. Mainly because he tells you, and then he follows through on it. It’s kind of a dream come true.
  9. His parents are probably stable, too. And you know for sure that’s a good thing. You’ve had enough crazy mama drama to last you a lifetime. You could use someone who’s all smiles and who doesn’t try to convince her precious baby that you’re the devil incarnate.
  10. He wants a relaxed life. And frankly, so do you sometimes. There are days when there’s nothing you want more than to be a 1950s housewife, with the ring, the house, the car, the dog, the kids — the whole package. Stable equals traditional, and traditions are established for a reason: they work.
Jessica Levy is a freelance blogger and content writer. She’s also a politics junkie, a fledgling foodie, and a frequent traveler. She has lived in Morocco, Israel, India, and Barbados, and never wants to be cold again. Follow her on Twitter!