10 Things Joan Holloway Harris Would Say About Dating
2. "You want to be taken seriously? Stop dressing like a little girl."
Translation: Yeah, yeah, yeah, dudes should like you for who you are inside and all that stuff. But seriously, grown women should not wear Hello Kitty.
Logic: We're at a weird place of femininity in this culture where 14-year-old girls are getting bikini waxes and 32-year-olds are wearing Hello Kitty tees. Don't think that you need some kind of geeky-girl-to-hottie makeover a la every single teen movie ever. But generally speaking, mature grown up men want to date mature grown up women — and yes, that means dressing age appropriate. Even a man who is attracted to your sense of humor, personality and intelligence needs to want to put his penis inside you.