Why Do Girls Take So Long To Get Ready

10 Reasons Girls Take Literally FOREVER To Get Ready To Go Out, Guilty As Charged

Every boy in America wants to know why their girlfriend takes a hundred years to get ready... well boys, HERE'S WHY!

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It's not a myth that girls take a ridiculous amount of time to get ready. Here's a little insight into why we take literally forever to get ready to go out with our girls or on a date.

1. Showering and washing our hair

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Showering and washing our hair takes at least 20 minutes... and don't forget drying it! For me, drying it takes 30 minutes before I even do anything to it. So to shower, wash and dry my hair, we're looking at at least 45 minutes to an hour.

2. Doing our hair/makeup

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First, we have to prime our faces, then do foundation, eyeshadow, contour, mascara, eyelashes, eyeliner, powder and setting spray. Then we have to determine if we're straightening our hair, curling it, putting it up, leaving it down, etc. All this in and of itself can take up to an hour if we actually do it full out, sometimes more if we mess up. This step is the most time consuming of the entire process.

3. Choosing an outfit

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This is the most nerve-wracking part of the whole process because maybe you like a certain shirt but it's in the laundry, or you want a certain pair of jeans but you let someone borrow them, or you can't find your favorite black bodysuit. This step is really just trial and error until you find something you like, which could take five minutes or 30 minutes, just depending on how picky you are.

4. Changing the music 400 times

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Every girl has a playlist full of bops, but sometimes we have different music we want to listen to, and when it takes us over an hour to get ready, we don't want to listen to bad music!

5. Doing irrelevant things that don't speed up the process

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Ever get sidetracked by your laundry you need to put away, the homework you have to finish, your boyfriend yelling at you, etc.? That's another reason why we take forever to get ready. We have the attention span of a squirrel, but it takes long enough to get ready as is.

6. Talking to all your friends that you'd be able to see faster if you got ready

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When the group chat is blowing up with some hot gossip about Becky's new boyfriend or Sarah's ex at the bar you HAVE to respond, duh!

7. SHAVING.

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Shaving takes at least 15 minutes IF you don't cut yourself... if you do, just go ahead and add another 45 minutes on top of getting ready because if you're like me, when you cut yourself you cut it deep.

8. Deciding if we're going with gold or silver accessories and then picking them

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Sometimes I realize I wanna wear a certain belt, but then my hoops don't match and it's like the struggle of a lifetime trying to decide.

9. The selfies

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Listen, boys, if we get THAT dressed up, we're taking selfies, and we're taking a lot so that we have something to post on Instagram to remind everyone that we really don't look as bad as we do during the week. It's a self-confidence booster for sure.

10. Checking EVERY angle

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We gotta check ourselves out from every angle... do my boobs look good in this? Am I exposing anyone? Do these shoes go with this outfit?

So boys, now you can see why getting ready for girls takes LITERALLY forever... looking this pretty doesn't come easily!

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12 Unhealthy College Habits That Never Should Have Become Normalized

No, you shouldn't have to pull an all-nighter to pass every exam.

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College is a weird time in our lives, but it doesn't have to be bad for our health. Here are some trends I've seen on social media and watched my friends practice that really never should have become a "thing" for college students in the first place.

1. The "freshman 15."

Everyone has heard of the dreaded "freshman 15," where college freshmen gain 15 pounds because of access to all-you-can-eat dining halls. Rather than eating healthier options at the dining halls or, you know, only eating until you're full and not stuffing yourself, we've just accepted our fate to gain what's really a large amount of weight. Not a very healthy mindset.

2. Eating only junk food because we're "too poor" to buy real food.

For off-campus students, the theme is ramen and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. This is really not how it needs to be. You can buy a bunch of romaine lettuce for around $1 at the grocery store I go to in my college town, and other produce like broccoli, potatoes, and apples are always cheap. Shop sales and keep your pantry stocked on staples like dry pasta, rice, beans, and other canned vegetables. It's not that expensive to eat decently.

3. Gorging on food at the dining hall just because you can.

This is what leads to the freshman 15. Just because you can eat whatever you want doesn't mean you should.

4. Procrastinating EVERYTHING.

I'm always ahead of my schoolwork, but all of the people in my classes push things right down to the wire. It creates unnecessary stress. Just get things done in advance so you don't have to worry.

5. Being generally unorganized and struggling to keep your life together. 

Actually using my planner is one of the best things I've done for myself in college so far. I don't know why it became popular for college students to be a hot mess all the time, but again, do what you can to avoid putting unnecessary stress on yourself.

6. Pulling all nighters, ever.

If you don't understand it by midnight, you won't understand it any better by five in the morning. You'll do so much better with less studying and more sleep than the other way around. Take the L and go to bed.

7. Waiting until the very last minute to start studying for your finals.

This is what typically leads to the aforementioned all-nighters. If you have an exam in two weeks, start studying NOW. Give yourself time to figure out what you need to focus on and get in contact with your professor or a tutor if necessary. Do yourself the favor.

8. Getting blackout drunk Friday and Saturday night...every weekend.

A lot of college students like to drink. That's fine, I get it, college is stressful and you just want to have a good time. But you don't have to go out every night of every weekend and drink so much you don't remember anything that didn't occur between Monday-Friday every week. Give yourself a break from drinking every so often.

9. Getting iced coffee before class and being late because of it.

I always make sure I get to campus early if I plan to get Starbucks, which I often do. It's rude to come in late, and it's detrimental to your education to consistently miss class. Your coffee can wait if you're running late. Plan better next time.

10.  Committing to 10 different extracurriculars because "it'll boost your resume if you have more on it!"

If you only participate in one club where you're the head of marketing and the treasurer, that will look SO much better than if you participated in five clubs but were just...there for all of them. Excel in one thing rather than being mediocre in many.

11.  Skipping class whenever you feel like it.

You can take the occasional mental health day, but if you're just being lazy, you're only hurting yourself. Go to class. You're paying a lot of money for it, after all.

12.  Spending every last penny you have to go somewhere for spring break (Daytona Beach, anyone?).

"Broke" college kids always end up taking the most extravagant spring break vacations. I'm sure it's fun and you'll cherish the memories, but wouldn't you cherish that $500 more if you saved it for things you actually need rather than living off of ramen for a month when you get home?

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Ghosting Is Not Only Annoying, It’s Childish—Get Your Act Together And Respond

It's time to stop ignoring conversations.

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The term ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. (Also, how sad is it that it actually has coined definition.) Whether you are ignoring your co-worker, friend, tinder match, mom, I can guarantee you that everyone, at least once, has ghosted on someone.

And it's understandable. That's how our society is built now. If you don't like something, you stop using it and move on to something else. If you don't want to be in a conversation, you ignore it and move to the next conversation. But when you begin to do that with every conversation, you are no longer communicating. You're just being childish.

Ghosting is easy because if you don't like how the conversation is going, you can just exit out of your messaging app and pretend it never happened. But the problem is that the other person that's involved with that conversation can't pretend like it never happened. The intention behind the ghosting is still there. Whether you are mad at that person, feel uncomfortable, or just don't want to listen what the other has to say, the receiving communicator will still know what you're feeling because you can't think of a response. The "ghoster" just couldn't face their issues and decided to hide behind a screen. And that's infuriating. If you can't handle the responsibility or responding, you shouldn't be able to start a conversation at all.

Of course, it's easier said than done, but we need to get back into the habit of finishing conversations. We need to be able to face our problems and know how to communicate them to others. We need to understand true interaction if we want to be able to have a real relationship with other people. So stop being annoying. Stop being childish. Respond.

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