Importance Of A Dance Party

Importance Of A Dance Party

A few reasons why dancing it out is the best de-stresser there is.

Meredith Grey and Cristina Yang of "Grey's Anatomy" keyed the term "dance it out" whenever they came to a point in which they could not do anything but dance to get whatever they were feeling out. The first few weeks at school brought about a tradition of dance parties every Friday afternoon after we finished classes, or whenever we felt the need to get some unexplained emotions out.

While many of these dance parties consisted of extremely embarrassing twerking incidents, teaching ourselves dance numbers to Beyoncé songs and the singing (mostly yelling) to songs we knew every word of, they could not have provided a better de-stresser to our lives. Enjoy a few reasons as to why you should make "dancing it out" a part of your weekly agenda!

1. A dance party can give you the best ending to your week.

There is nothing more fun than ignoring all of the stresses that come from busy weeks through dancing to your favorite songs. A Friday afternoon should be filled with excitement, relief, and happiness at the upcoming events the weekend has in store—which is only encouraging while dancing it out.

2. It provides a great workout (mainly for us non-worker-outers) but still, a dance workout.

Whether it's your favorite song, or "Get Low" providing an opportunity to get lower than you would in public, the constant movement that comes with dancing often ends with sweat and a lot more burnt calories than expected.

3. There's no better place to practice your dance moves, while completely embarrassing yourself, than with your friends.

I mean, it's better to convince yourself you're a fantastic dancer, even if, in reality, you don't have a coordinated bone in your body. Obviously dancing it out with your friends is a better place to put your moves into practice for the upcoming weekend.

4. Time to start taking pride in being completely tone-deaf, mainly because you know every word to the classics you're jamming to.

It makes it so much better of a situation if you can disregard the fact you might not sound like Adele and remember the fact you know every word to all of the classics, whether it be "Gold Digger" or "Fergalicious," and you should feel pretty accomplished.

5. There's no better de-stresser than the laughter and fun had while making memories to dance parties.

Whether it's the twerking mishaps or just the fact that none of you can actually dance, there is always some amazing memories made just from having a dance party.

I would seriously encourage dancing it out whenever you need to let out some extra energy or when you just are in the mood to make some good memories.

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I'd Rather Be Single Than Settle – Here Is Why Being Picky Is Okay

They're on their best behavior when you're dating.

Dating nowadays described in one word: annoying.

What's even more annoying? when people tell you that you're being too "picky" when it comes to dating. Yes, from an outside perspective sometimes that's exactly what it looks like; however, when looking at it from my perspective it all makes sense.

I've heard it all:

"He was cute, why didn't you like him?"

"You didn't even give him a chance!"

"You pay too much attention to the little things!"

What people don't understand is that it's OKAY to be picky when it comes to guys. For some reason, girls in college freak out and think they're supposed to have a boyfriend by now, be engaged by the time they graduate, etc. It's all a little ridiculous.

However, I refuse to put myself on a time table such as this due to the fact that these girls who feel this way are left with no choice but to overlook the things in guys that they shouldn't be overlooking, they're settling and this is something that I refuse to do.

So this leaves the big question: What am I waiting for?

Well, I'm waiting for a guy who...

1. Wants to know my friends.

Blessed doesn't even begin to describe how lucky I am to have the friends that I do.

I want a guy who can hang out with my friends. If a guy makes an effort to impress your friends then that says a lot about him and how he feels about you. This not only shows that he cares about you but he cares about the people in your life as well.

Someone should be happy to see you happy and your friends contribute to that happiness, therefore, they should be nothing more than supportive and caring towards you and your friendships.

2. Actually, cares to get to know me.

Although this is a very broad statement, this is the most important one. A guy should want to know all about you. He should want to know your favorite movie, favorite ice cream flavor, favorite Netflix series, etc. Often, (the guys I get stuck on dates with) love to talk about themselves: they would rather tell you about what workout they did yesterday, what their job is, and what they like to do rather than get to know you.

This is something easy to spot on the first date, so although they may be "cute," you should probably drop them if you leave your date and can recite everything about their life since the day they were born, yet they didn't catch what your last name was.

3. How they talk about other women.

It does not matter who they're talking about, if they call their ex-girlfriend crazy we all know she probably isn't and if she is it's probably their fault.

If they talk bad about their mom, let's be honest, if they're disrespecting their mother they're not going to respect you either. If they mention a girl's physical appearances when describing them. For example, "yeah, I think our waitress is that blonde chick with the big boobs"

Well if that doesn't hint they're a complete f* boy then I don't know what else to tell you. And most importantly calling other women "bitches" that's just disrespectful.

Needless to say, if his conversations are similar to ones you'd hear in a frat house, ditch him.

4. Phone etiquette.

If he can't put his phone down long enough to take you to dinner then he doesn't deserve for you to be sitting across from him.

If a guy is serious about you he's going to give you his undivided attention and he's going to do whatever it takes to impress you and checking Snapchat on a date is not impressive. Also, notice if his phone is facedown, then there's most likely a reason for it.

He doesn't trust who or what could pop up on there and he clearly doesn't want you seeing. Although I'm not particularly interested in what's popping up on their phones, putting them face down says more about the guy than you think it does.

To reiterate, it's okay to be picky ladies, you're young, there's no rush.

Remember these tips next time you're on a date or seeing someone, and keep in mind: they're on their best behavior when you're dating. Then ask yourself, what will they be like when they're comfortable? Years down the road? Is this what I really want? If you ask yourself these questions you might be down the same road I have stumbled upon, being too picky.. and that's better than settling.

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