9 reasons you're still single
Being alone isn't much fun - and though you may have heard this before, it *will* happen, we promise. Here are some things to think about...
When people start hooking up in the first few weeks of term (and you're not one of them) it can leave you feeling a little sorry for yourself. But fear not, studentbeans.com is about to play cupid and tell you how to find (and keep) your perfect match!
1. You have low self esteem
Constantly needing to be assured that no, your size 8 bum does not look big, or that your pecs are far more impressive than anyone else in the room, can start to take its toll in a relationship. Feeling inferior leads to bunny boiling behaviour and is likely to push your partner out the door. So start being positive, you have to love yourself before someone else can love you!
2. You're high maintenance
Whether you’re too clingy or too attached to your own reflection, this characteristic is generally not ideal for a lasting relationship. If you're constantly demanding things of your other half then they will get bored, and they will leave you. Be considerate, and never ask things of them that they wouldn't ask for you.
3. You're too independent
Not having to explain where you are every minute of the day and why is undoubtedly a perk of single life. However, if you don’t want to grow old and lonely you’re going to have to compromise at some point. A few sacrifices here and there - going out with her extremely girly girlfriends from time to time or giving up your Sunday morning lie in to go and support him on the sidelines will do the world of good.
4. You're too superficial
After just a week of dating, you somehow manage to clock every imperfection (including the ones that aren't there) and decide you can do better. Well I hate to break it to you but even hot girls have cellulite and hot guys’ feet still smell, so you might as well just get over it.
5. You're a slob
If you’re reading this sprawled across your crumb filled, rarely-washed bedsheets, wearing your pyjamas inside out and struggling to see over the top of the pile of dirty washing, this may apply to you. Once you get too settled in a relationship, your true colours are exposed as a lazy slob and it’s not long before you’re left holding a ready meal for one. Never stop making an effort, no one wants to date a pig.
6. You’re a dick
Overly cocky, overly tanned, overly loud.... the list goes on. Tone it down a bit. People aren’t looking at you because you’re so hot, they’re staring in disbelief that anyone could be so arrogant, annoying and commit so many fashion crimes all in one outfit.
7. You're too nice
The complete opposite end of the spectrum, as much as everyone wants to feel liked, nobody wants someone who will say yes to their every demand. We're definitely not telling you to be a dick (see above), but don't be afraid to make sure that your opinion is heard and to put your foot down from time to time. They're lucky to have you, make sure they don't forget it.
8. You're too shy
Time to bite the bullet and make the first move. You’ve waited long enough, what’s the worst that could happen?! After years of playing wing(wo)man you’re almost too prepared for the big approach. So man up and ask them out, and if you really are the number one wimp it’s nothing a bit of hard liquor won’t sort out...
9. You're a control freak
You make all the decisions, get crazy jealous, crazy suspicious and turn into a psychopath whenever you step into a relationship. Ok it may not be so extreme but hissy fits are tiring and having no space to breathe or make your own decisions is difficult for the other half. So take a chill pill and you may be able to hold down a relationship for more than a few weeks for a change!
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