What Gossip Girl Has Taught Every College Girl
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What Gossip Girl Has Taught Every College Girl

What Gossip Girl Has Taught Every College Girl

My Netflix virginity was finally taken by yours truly, XOXO, Gossip Girl. I gave in and binged watch the entire series in a matter of three months. That’s approximately 121 episodes… at about 45 minutes each… Dear God, I’ll just stop the math there *coming to the realization that this generation really does need a good kick in the butt*…

I hate to admit it but it happened to me. I started coming up with excuses as to why I couldn’t go out just so I could finish up the next season. Oh, and if anything is a given, Dan Humphrey, Chuck Bass, and Nate Archibald will be starring as my #MCMs for the next few months (sorry, followers). I have to say the show has taught me a lot more than the following, but if I’ve learned anything super important, it’s that the Ostroff Center may be admitting a new patient due to my obsession with the show (just kidding, y’all). 

1. The Dan Humphries of the world are some of the greatest people you will ever meet. Unfortunately, they’re just not all going to be as attractive as Penn Badgley, but don’t let that discourage you. He’ll probably roll into class a minute late, but your professor already knows who he is because of his impeccable Exam 1 grade, so it’s no big deal. In other words, you’re not going to meet him at Delta Psi’s biggest rager of the year, and take my word for it, that’s a #blessing. Ladies, sometimes this boy of your dreams is sitting right behind you and if you take your eyes off of your “One Day” Pinterest board for a minute, fate may take the wheel instead of the hooch.  

2. Avoid the minions and hold onto your “Serenas.” The “minions” of this world are your “last resort” girls you text on a Friday night when all your good friends have too many exams to study for. Let go of the minions. You’re not gonna miss out on the college experience if you skip out on a party every once in a while. And if you’re having a hard time differentiating between the two, the minions are the ones who could not care less if you get a ride home from Radar or a ride home from a different big white van. The “Serenas” are the ones that will have no problem telling you that your chevron dress has been out of style for a year now but will then offer you her newly bought dress to wear to the tailgate, tags still pinned to it and all.   

3. Chuck Bass is your friend and only your friend. This is the guy your sorority sister had a crush on; oh, make that five of your sisters. STAY AWAY. If you’re somehow blocked in a corner and have to meet him, keep arms distance with the boy for the rest of your college years. He’ll eventually respect your boundaries and become your go-to guy for drivers’ numbers. The charm only lasts so long, but the “other consequences” (need I say more?) could last forever. There’s only room for one Blair Waldorf in this world.  

4. Stop trying to make the headband happen.   


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