Every single time I ask my guy friends what they like in a girl, they answer "simplicity" without even batting an eye. It’s like the universal response, perhaps an unspoken "bro code" or whatnot. But as someone with a profound appreciation for fashion and a perfectly winged eyeliner, I’ve always been baffled as to why women are naturally expected to be, well, simple.
That said, after careful consideration, I've come to realize some fairly valid points. I wouldn't date myself if I were an average guy. Below, some reasons why dating a fashion girl might NOT be a good idea:
1. She’ll raid your closet.
She has a closet full of clothes but “nothing to wear.” So naturally, there will come a point in your relationship when she starts rummaging through your wardrobe in search of buttondowns and loose white shirts. You’ll have to excuse her behavior because anything “borrowed from the boys” is a hot trend these days, and oh, those would go impeccably well with her new “boyfriend jeans,” which she bought from Topshop a week ago!
2. She’ll school you on Fashion A to Z.
Remember how your Trigonometry professor in high school swore that you need to learn about sines and cosines to get ahead in life? Well, your stylish girlfriend feels the same way about designer names and labels. You could probably care less about pronouncing Louis Vuitton or Loewe the right way, but you won’t have a choice but to memorize them since that’s mostly what she talks about during your dinner dates.
3. She'll never run out of reasons to go shopping.
When she’s happy, she celebrates with a new dress. When she’s sad, she deserves some retail therapy. Either way, you’re her go-to shopping buddy because she desperately needs to hear what you think about every single floral skirt she tries on. Not that you’re an expert—because of course, she knows fashion is not exactly your cup of tea. But don't worry; she'll value your amateur opinion anyway.
4. She’ll force you to watch fashion films and series with her.
Sure, she appreciates an episode of Game of Thrones and House of Cards. She might even enjoy a marathon of Breaking Bad if you ask her to. But after devoting herself to several hours trying to fathom Jesse Pinkman’s baggy jeans and definition of streetwear, now it’s your turn to show some respect for Tyra Banks and pretend you actually care about who’s still in the running to becoming America’s Next Top Model.
5. She obsesses about the little things you'll never understand.
She cares about who's going to sit front row at the New York Fashion Week the same way you care about the Los Angeles Lakers making it to the NBA finals. She cherishes her Chanel 2.55 the same way you can’t get enough of your Nintendo Switch. So if you want someone who bugs you all night while you're out playing Clash of Clans with your guy friends, don’t date a fashion girl. She might have already fallen asleep after browsing through Net-a-Porter and virtually stalking the Kardashians.
6. She won’t need you to carry her bag for her.
You might think it’s a very gentlemanly thing to do to lug around your date’s bag for her, but a fashion girl cringes at the thought of making her boyfriend carry her purse. Her Dior Saddle Bag isn’t just part of her outfit; it is her outfit. So thanks, but no thanks.
7. Lastly, her interest in style is contagious.
You may tell yourself every day that you’re a cool dude who doesn’t care whether or not your clothes go well with your shoes, but once you start dating a fashion girl, you’ll find yourself constantly checking the mirror for a change. You won’t want to show up to your date looking like someone who didn’t even bother to shower, especially because you know for a fact that she will dress well and it’s very likely that you’ll be mistaken as her chauffeur. That said, you’re going to have to think twice before slipping into that hideous pair of Crocs from now on. Our suggestion? Don't date a fashion girl if you don't want to get infected—with style, that is.