13 Guys You Meet, Before You Meet The One, As Told By 'Sex And The City'

13 Guys You Meet, Before You Meet The One, As Told By 'Sex And The City'

Be warned: there's entirely too many before the one...

Sex And The City is more than just a TV drama, it is an empowering reality for women of all ages. If I took one thing away from Sex And The City it's that men, for the most part, can be the core of all our troubles as successful, happy women.

After all, who would honestly rather spend money on a date night than on a pair of boots or the new Kat Von D line?

These are the type of men and relationships we are all destined to encounter:

1. The Man That HAS To Be More Successful Than You.

I work damn hard to support myself and have the things I want in life along with a career I thoroughly enjoy. Stop trying to outshine me when we both know I'll always be equal, if not superior.

2. The boy that expects you to be the perfect housewife and do "wifely duties."

I'm sorry I'm not your mother and now that you say it, I actually loathe chores and adult responsibilities.

3. The guy that is entirely too open too quickly.

Yeah I could've went a few months before knowing that you have a love for eating cereal naked and an unhealthy relationship with watching anime.

4. The one that scares you with his perfection.

This one speaks for itself ladies.

5. The "I did Fireball shots last night- I never do Fireball" Date.

There's always that one date that happened due to a lack of alcohol judgement, and we never forgive ourselves. (This one usually results in the banning of some sort of shot or alcoholic beverage from further consumption in the future).

6. The one you think your BFF will FINALLY approve of.

They're usually less than thrilled to find out the news is about a boy rather than something you did to treat yourself.

9. The guys you have zero interest in but you feel like "you should be putting yourself out there."

Our family and friends are always telling us we should be looking for "the one" or finding a "nice guy to settle down with." We all have those dates that seem obligated just to justify our ability to brag at family events and happy hours that we have, indeed, been "dating."

10. The guy that left out of nowhere in a seemingly wonderful relationship & genuinely broke your heart.

There is a period in all of our lives that we can instantly tap into that takes us back to a time when we were left at the drop of a hat and alone to fend for ourselves. There is nothing like the pain, the crying in the shower and the tubes of coverup that masked our tired eyes through this experience that seemed to hit us like a hurricane.

11. The player that seems like a decent guy.

There are genuinely good guys and then there are the posers. We've all met em' , the guys that put up an amazing front that introduces them as the most trustworthy, family-oriented, goal-seeking man, while in their pastime they're sleeping with four other women in your zip code.

12. The In-Between Dorky Guy.

This is the one you're not really sure how you ended up with, but figured you'd give him a shot. However, in reality, and I mean this in the nicest way possible, you know you're way out of his league and he might just not be man enough for you.

13. The man that ends up being your "forever"

Now, I am all about woman empowerment and the fact that, as a rule, men are not the greatest souls on Earth, but there are a handful of really amazing guys. If you find one, treat him right and be treated right. You deserve the best and if you find a genuine, loving man, live together in true bliss and unrestricted romance.

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8 Reasons Why My Dad Is the Most Important Man In My Life

Forever my number one guy.

Growing up, there's been one consistent man I can always count on, my father. In any aspect of my life, my dad has always been there, showing me unconditional love and respect every day. No matter what, I know that my dad will always be the most important man in my life for many reasons.

1. He has always been there.

Literally. From the day I was born until today, I have never not been able to count on my dad to be there for me, uplift me and be the best dad he can be.

2. He learned to adapt and suffer through girly trends to make me happy.

I'm sure when my dad was younger and pictured his future, he didn't think about the Barbie pretend pageants, dressing up as a princess, perfecting my pigtails and enduring other countless girly events. My dad never turned me down when I wanted to play a game, no matter what and was always willing to help me pick out cute outfits and do my hair before preschool.

3. He sends the cutest texts.

Random text messages since I have gotten my own cell phone have always come my way from my dad. Those randoms "I love you so much" and "I am so proud of you" never fail to make me smile, and I can always count on my dad for an adorable text message when I'm feeling down.

4. He taught me how to be brave.

When I needed to learn how to swim, he threw me in the pool. When I needed to learn how to ride a bike, he went alongside me and made sure I didn't fall too badly. When I needed to learn how to drive, he was there next to me, making sure I didn't crash.

5. He encourages me to best the best I can be.

My dad sees the best in me, no matter how much I fail. He's always there to support me and turn my failures into successes. He can sit on the phone with me for hours, talking future career stuff and listening to me lay out my future plans and goals. He wants the absolute best for me, and no is never an option, he is always willing to do whatever it takes to get me where I need to be.

6. He gets sentimental way too often, but it's cute.

Whether you're sitting down at the kitchen table, reminiscing about your childhood, or that one song comes on that your dad insists you will dance to together on your wedding day, your dad's emotions often come out in the cutest possible way, forever reminding you how loved you are.

7. He supports you, emotionally and financially.

Need to vent about a guy in your life that isn't treating you well? My dad is there. Need some extra cash to help fund spring break? He's there for that, too.

8. He shows me how I should be treated.

Yes, my dad treats me like a princess, and I don't expect every guy I meet to wait on me hand and foot, but I do expect respect, and that's exactly what my dad showed I deserve. From the way he loves, admires, and respects me, he shows me that there are guys out there who will one day come along and treat me like that. My dad always advises me to not put up with less than I deserve and assures me that the right guy will come along one day.

For these reasons and more, my dad will forever be my No. 1 man. I love you!

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From One Nerd To Another

My contemplation of the complexities between different forms of art.


Aside from reading Guy Harrison's guide to eliminating scientific ignorance called, "At Least Know This: Essential Science to Enhance Your Life" and, "The Breakthrough: Immunotherapy and the Race to Cure Cancer" by Charles Graeber, an informative and emotional historical account explaining the potential use of our own immune systems to cure cancer, I read articles and worked on my own writing in order to keep learning while enjoying my winter break back in December. I also took a trip to the Guggenheim Museum.

I wish I was artistic. Generally, I walk through museums in awe of what artists can do. The colors and dainty details simultaneously inspire me and remind me of what little talent I posses holding a paintbrush. Walking through the Guggenheim was no exception. Most of the pieces are done by Hilma af Klint, a 20th-century Swedish artist expressing her beliefs and curiosity about the universe through her abstract painting. I was mostly at the exhibit to appease my mom (a K - 8th-grade art teacher), but as we continued to look at each piece and read their descriptions, I slowly began to appreciate them and their underlying meanings.

I like writing that integrates symbols, double meanings, and metaphors into its message because I think that the best works of art are the ones that have to be sought after. If the writer simply tells you exactly what they were thinking and how their words should be interpreted, there's no room for imagination. An unpopular opinion in high school was that reading "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne was fun. Well, I thought it was. At the beginning of the book, there's a scene where Hawthorne describes a wild rosebush that sits just outside of the community prison. As you read, you are free to decide whether it's an image of morality, the last taste of freedom and natural beauty for criminals walking toward their doom, or a symbol of the relationship between the Puritans with their prison-like expectations and Hester, the main character, who blossoms into herself throughout the novel. Whichever one you think it is doesn't matter, the point is that the rosebush can symbolize whatever you want it to. It's the same with paintings - they can be interpreted however you want them to be.

As we walked through the building, its spiral design leading us further and further upwards, we were able to catch glimpses of af Klint's life through the strokes of her brush. My favorite of her collections was one titled, "Evolution." As a science nerd myself, the idea that the story of our existence was being incorporated into art intrigued me. One piece represented the eras of geological time through her use of spirals and snails colored abstractly. She clued you into the story she was telling by using different colors and tones to represent different periods. It felt like reading "The Scarlet Letter" and my biology textbook at the same time. Maybe that sounds like the worst thing ever, but to me it was heaven. Art isn't just art and science isn't just science. Aspects of different studies coexist and join together to form something amazing that will speak to even the most untalented patron walking through the museum halls.

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