How New Girl Explains Living With Boys
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How New Girl Explains Living With Boys

Boys truly are as color blind as Winston.

How New Girl Explains Living With Boys
Sophie Bodo

Living with boys is both a blessing and a curse. Since every room comes with its own bathroom in my dorm, the halls are co-ed throughout and while I'm grateful to have my own shower and sink every morning, it comes at a price. I'm glad to have gained the experience of living with boys even though it's made me less eager to get married and live with one for the rest of my life... Not to say I hate living with the guys on my floor, because they're all wonderful and some of my closest friends, there are just many many times when they get a little too boy-ish. After watching New Girls for days on end, I noticed similarities between Jess's life with Nick, Schmidt, and Winston that relate to life with boys in a college dorm.

1. Boys can't cook.

They find ways to mess up Ramen noodles like it's their job. It's also not uncommon to find one of them eating cereal with water from a red Solo cup at three in the afternoon on a Tuesday.

2. They try their hardest to relate to us.

I'll give the guys I live with credit for not only putting up with some of the things us girls do, but also for trying their hardest to fit in with us and be interested in what we're doing. It's amusing to see them as invested in The Bachelor as we are, and it helps us feel less crazy when we all get upset about the same things.

3. Things backfire when we try to reciprocate.

Sometimes we try to act like we know what they're talking about when they discuss guy things. It doesn't always work, in fact it rarely works, but at least we're trying!

4. Sometimes, we just don't mix at all.

Have you ever tried to make a large group of guys sit silently through a chick flick? I can almost guarantee it wasn't successful. Not only do they comment on every cheesy moment, they remind us that it's not real. *sigh*

5. We trust their judgement.

They do a pretty good job of telling us when guys aren't worthy of our time, and we usually trust them. When we don't, they're always there to rub it in when they end up being right...

6. Sometimes they don't understand.

Though they care about us in a way only they can, sometimes they just don't understand what's going on/why we're upset. This easily gets frustrating, but we forgive them for it anyway.

7. Guys really are color blind.

Don't even bother asking them if what you're wearing looks good and it's a complete waste of time to inquire if it matches. They're awful at telling one color from the next.

8. You form a special bond with them.

It's hard to explain how it all began, but now that we're friends there's no going back. The people I live with have a unique bond nobody can break. We're best friends, we're family.

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