Dating Advice You Should Ignore
They may mean well, but there are times when you should ignore your girlfriends’ dating advice
We women love to talk through our problems and dish out advice. We’re there for each other during good times and bad, and it makes perfect sense that we would look to our girlfriends for help and guidance in our dating lives. However, it’s important to beware of times when your girlfriends’ advice is exactly what you want to avoid. Read the descriptions below and see if you’ve been listening to dating advice from the exact wrong sources:
1. The chronically single girlfriend
All singles are not created equal. Some women are single because they choose to be single or they have yet to meet the right person. These friends often provide great advice, because they help you not be a desperate dater. Then there are the other singles — the women who really want to be in a relationship but just can’t seem to keep a man. Beware the advice of these girlfriends or you may end up just like them — single and wondering why.
2. The rationalizer girlfriend
We all have that girlfriend that will always tell us just what we want to hear when it comes to dating. If he breaks up with you, she’s the first to curse his name. If he comes back, she’s already planning your engagement party. This friend is so blinded by wanting to make you happy, she becomes an accomplice to bad dating decisions because she can never see straight enough to help you see the truth!
3. The girlfriend trapped in an unhappy or dysfunctional relationship
Many times, your girlfriends subconsciously give advice that validates their own current and past bad decisions, rather than advice that actually helps you with the dilemma at hand. Here’s a perfect example of how a friend blinded by her own current relationship problems might give you bad advice: “Give him a second chance! Every person deserves a second chance!” (This coming from a woman who keeps taking back her cheating dog of a boyfriend.) Beware of dating advice from people who can’t seem to get it right themselves!