A recent articleabout spotting the men among boys brought up some interesting points in the comments, including some humorous stories from personal experiences.The subject of what differentiates women from girls was also brought up, inspiring another challenging conversation.
Comedian Louis C.K. describes women as, “when you had a couple of kids and your life is in the toilet. When people come out of your vagina and step on your dreams– if you’re still standing after that s**t, you’re a woman!”
In essence, a woman’s life experiences and level of maturity have upgraded her to “the gold card” of quality and character. A woman has a sense of humility, grace, and appreciation for the little things, while girls have an entitlement complex, or suffer from being “Daddy’s little princess” far too long.
Based on comments from the article, and a Facebook poll later, here’s the dating guide of woman vs. girl:
The first date
Woman: shows up on time or early for the date, but definitely calls ahead if she will be late for any reason. When she arrives, she is impeccably dressed, and greets her date with a smile.
Girl: expects to be picked up from her place, but takes longer than she expected to get ready. Cleavage almost spills out of her shirt, and she has enough makeup on to put Vegas showgirls to shame. Her eyes roll when her date drives up in a Toyota instead of a BMW.
Woman: orders conservatively, with limited drinks, and offers to go Dutch. And she really means she’s willing to pay for her half.
Girl: orders the priciest item on the menu, including appetizers, dessert and lots of drinks. When the man picks up the check, she asks if she can chip in (doesn’t reach for her purse), waiting for the man to say, “that’s OK– I got it.”
Woman: thanks the man for dinner, and says she had a wonderful time (even if it was uneventful).
Girl: has become so lit from one too many cocktails, that she doesn’t make it to the car before the pricey dinner, dessert, and drinks come back up and pour onto the curb.
The Dating Game
Woman: doesn’t play games, says it like it is, and is honest about liking a man, or lets him know gently if things won’t work out. She takes the high road in breakups.
Girl: plays hard to get, often called a “tease,” is hot and cold, and will continue to string along a man she’s not interested in if she can continue to get free meals and nice gifts (not to mention her need for compliments). She will display the “Jerry Springer” outburst if she is dumped.
Her social life
Woman: knows the grocery clerks by their first names. She is frequently helping others because she enjoys it. She can have a night on the town with friends or by herself– and still has fun.
Girl: is a drama queen whose friends are sounding boards for dishing the latest gossip. Life is about hanging out, doing shots, and occasionally lifting her shirt for the boys.
Her sex life
Woman: is a saint outside the bedroom, and uninhibited behind bedroom doors. She is comfortable in her own skin, knows “the rules,” and exudes confidence. She likes to surprise her man with random, sexy outfits.
Girl: checks her watch during the act to see how much longer things will take. She has no problem going after other women’s men, and often uses sex as leverage to get what she wants. Most likely has a tiara in her possession, and needs constant reassurance about how “awesome” she is– in the bedroom, and everywhere else.
Do you have any other tell-tale signs of women vs. girls? Humor is always appreciated!