8 Reasons Why We're In Love With Chuck Bass

8 Reasons Why We're In Love With Chuck Bass

"Hi, I'm Chuck Bass."

Chuck Bass is Gossip Girl's infamous player, who was finally tied down by the one and only Blair Waldorf. Viewers of the dramatic television series are no stranger to Chuck's slight substance abuse problem and lack of respect for women, but even while being fully aware of his sketchy decisions and questionable morals, what is it about Chuck Bass that makes us swoon?

1. He's charming.

His alluring voice and piercing gaze draw you in right away. Being the master player that he is, Chuck has perfected the art of seducing his victims. These girls know he's bad, but they can't resist. And neither can you, because you're also under his unbreakable spell. You know your heart flutters a bit whenever he says the famous line:

2. Two words: bad boy.

Oh, Chuck is emotionally unavailable, unpredictable, and absolutely incapable of settling down with just one girl? Sign me up. Girls love a challenge and a chase just as much as anyone else. Who doesn't want to be the woman that ties down the always unattainable heartbreaker? It's a title worthy of a trophy. Bravo, Blair.

3. He exudes confidence.

Ambition is attractive. He knows what he wants and doesn't stop pursuing until he gets it. Being heir to his father's hotel, Chuck is a determined entrepreneur. One of the reasons why he is so motivated to succeed as a businessman is to finally gain his father's approval. While going about the hotel business, Chuck holds himself to the highest possible standard and never fails to dress for the occasion.

4. He's sassy.

Personality is always a plus. Can you flirtatiously sass back?

5. He's athletic?

Even though Chuck's outfit of choice to shoot some hoops with his buddies is slightly questionable, we'll let it slide. I mean, he's Chuck Bass. Keep doin' you, babe.

6. Chuck proves that guys get their feelings hurt, too.

Despite what they want us to believe, boys are actually pretty soft.

7. He's handsome.

No elaboration needed.

8. He's in touch with his feelings.

Chuck opted for the player persona as a way of dealing with his extensive mommy and daddy issues. Upon falling head over heels for Blair, he started to show his kind and caring side, rather than his usually hard, angry exterior. Even with all those side chicks, he found that one special girl who was worth settling down with. From this moment on, all female viewers were hooked.

Overall, Chuck turned out to be the boyfriend we have all been dreaming about, delivering a relationship complete with pale pink peonies, macaroons directly imported from France, and private planes to Monte Carlo (sigh). Blair is the lucky one that married this man, and they will forever be known to us millennials as the power couple of our generation. Actual goals.

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If Taylor Swift Songs Were Types Of Alcohol

Because what's better than a drink and some T-Swift?

With Taylor Swift's quick return to the music scene... and in a big way, might I add, I decided to associate some of the best Taylor Swift songs with alcohol.

I mean, who wouldn't want to drink to Taylor Swift's catchy melodies and perfect choruses to get over an ex or tell someone exactly how you feel about them?

Taylor Swift has been around for a decade at this point, and let's face it, pretty much all of her songs could go along with at least one type of alcohol.

1. "Welcome To New York" - Moscow Mule

It only makes sense. Visit the Big Apple and you have to indulge in the state's signature cocktail. Moscow mules are a New York classic, and if it's your first night in the city and you haven't bought yourself one, are you even in New York?

2. "Blank Space" - Everclear

Think about it... A night of drinking Everclear will leave you with a giant blank space the next day. You might also look like Taylor did in the music video.

3. "Tim McGraw" - Beer

Tim McGraw is a throwback to Taylor's high school love. What better way to reminisce than with a couple friends and a keg of your favorite cheap beer?

4. "Style" - Cristal Champagne

What's more stylish than with a glass of the most expensive bubbly you can find? Just like Taylor Swift, Cristal will never go out of style.

5. "Shake It Off" - Martini

Get it? Cause you shake a martini? I might be the only one who thinks that's funny but you might end up dancing a little bit with a martini in hand when "Shake It Off" come on the radio.

6. "Red" - Merlot

Red has to go along with a red wine. What else could go along with yet *another* T-Swift breakup song?

7. "22" - Margaritas

Let's face it, when you're 22, you really only drink margaritas. They're fun- and all the hipsters are probably drinking them too.

8. "Teardrops On My Guitar" - Southern Comfort

When your heart is broken, who are you going to turn to besides the only alcohol that gives you comfort...Southern Comfort that is.

9. "I Knew You Were Trouble" - Fireball

I can't say I've ever met anyone who spent a night with Fireball and didn't regret it the next morning.

10. "Look What You Mad Me Do" - Tequila

T-Swift's latest single is an angry one. What better to make you angry than tequila? Taylor basically just called out everyone who had ever talked about her behind her back and she did it in true Taylor fashion-by writing a song. She was probably drunk on tequila when she wrote it too.

11. ...Ready For It? - Bottomless Mimosas

Because it's just that good.

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Board Games Are More Important Than You Think They Are

They've become a defining part of my family.


Remember when you were a kid and you'd have a family game night? Or your friends would come over and you'd open the game cabinet and play at least three different games together?

Maybe it's just me, but those are some of my best memories from my childhood. My family loves games, board games, and electronic games.

Of course, as I got older, gaming consoles like PlayStation and Wii became more and more popular. That meant that the game cabinet was opened less and less, collecting dust.

Thankfully, I live in New Jersey near the shore and Hurricane Sandy left my family with no power for five days. Sure, it was scary not having power and walking around my neighborhood seeing fallen trees or roof shingles, but we were inland enough to not have had any flood water damage.

No power also meant no PlayStation or Wii games. The gaming cabinet was opened again, this time with vigor. Now, four years later, and I still think about sitting in the dark with a flashlight playing Scrabble with my family.

That was also the week I learned how to play Yahtzee and dominated my dad in every game. My sister constantly was looking for someone to play her to Battleship. We exhausted Rummikub.

The game was already a family favorite, and that's including extended family. Family barbeques had been ending with late night games of Rummikub for at least a year by the time Sandy hit.

We were ready to strategize and crunch numbers, but after day three, we never wanted to a number ever again.

This semester, there's been a surge of board game love again in my family. My sister bought Jenga, which we are currently trying to exhaust ourselves with. My favorite board game also had a comeback: Life.

I loved this game so much that I had the SpongeBob version as a kid. I would play it with my best friend, just the two of us, playing game after game of Bikini Bottom themed Life. Now, I have a car full of "kids" that I've started to make pets in my head. I can handle having five pretend dogs, but not five pretend kids.

I don't know what it is about board games, but my family has always had an affinity for them. We've gone through our cycles of playing video games and card games, but we always come back to the classics. Maybe it's more a defining part of my family than I originally thought.

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