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16 Worst Pieces of Dating Advice We’ve Heard

We asked on our Facebook page: What’s the worst piece of dating advice you’ve ever received? We received a ton of great responses, but here are 16 of our absolute faves.

 

1. “Both of y’all are Christians so y’all should definitely date. You’re perfect for each other.” —Amanda G.

 

2. “Sometimes you just have to settle for what’s around you.” —Elizabeth D.

 

3. “Follow your heart.” —Mercedes B.

 

4. “After 2 weeks: ‘Marry him already!'” —Eva P.

 

5. “After saying that I wanted to save my first kiss for my wedding day, [someone said]…’I think that’s excessive. You should just go for it. Learn to tie the cherry stems with each other.'” —Briana P.

 

6. “You don’t have to waste time dating just anyone, but sometimes it’s fun to make out with boys.” —Julianne W.

 

7. “Be rude to him so you can come off as ‘feisty’ and [he’ll] like you more.” —Laura C.

 

8. “Take what you can get, another chance may not come along.” —Sadie M.

 

9. “Maybe you should lower your standards.” —Cristina H.

 

10. “Don’t text first.” —Darien J.

 

 

11. “Boys just don’t like girls like that. Maybe try changing yourself up a bit and see if that helps?” —Baylie M.

 

12. “Don’t act too interested.” —Rachel T.

 

13. “Just kiss him. That should fix your problems.” —Kelsey W.

 

14. “Test-drive him before you buy him.” —Summer S.

 

15. “Gotta put your assets out there to get a guy!” —Denise G.

 

16. “If a guy likes you and you don’t like him, the solution to the problem is to just get a boyfriend so he’ll leave you alone.” —Kaylin G.

 

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11 Comments

  1. Leftie

    Posted by Leftie on January 27, 2017 at 20:52

    What’s wrong with number three, following your heart?
    I approach following your heart not only as marrying someone you actually like, which is wildly important, but following your guts, too. If you think something is wrong, just get out. (Maybe I’m being negative there). But you know, also marry somebody you like.

  2. Pinkypie2017

    Posted by Pinkypie2017 on July 2, 2015 at 07:45

    Hate to say it but I agree with number 6, I thought I was the only one said this! Lol

    • Hannah Gotzman

      Posted by Hannah Gotzman on September 28, 2016 at 11:42

      I’m sorry, but I don’t agree with that at all. But, to each their own. I’d rather save my first kiss for my wedding day.. Kind of like how Moriah Peters did.

    • frozen101

      Posted by frozen101 on January 22, 2016 at 14:34

      I kinda agree with 6 too lol

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by moriahmm89 on July 3, 2015 at 12:17

      Girlfriend, you are so much more valuable than that! 🙂 You have a maker who loves and cares for you. As a Christ follower your body is a temple that honors Him. I love the verse – Ecclesiatses 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time….” – God made and designed you so intricately it’s incredible. Ever since I started beliveing this truth and living to the Word. It has filled me up more than I could ever imagine. I no longer what the things of this world- I just want more of Him. I hope you have an amazing day and I will be praying for you! Xo – Let me know if you have any questions!

  3. T.A.R.D.I.S

    Posted by T.A.R.D.I.S on July 1, 2015 at 07:45

    One time, I was about 14, I was messing around (i mean we were playing rough) with some of the guys on this pilgrimage I was on and later this older lady (that I’m actually decent friends with) said “you know you shouldn’t make yourself one of the boys if you want them to like you, you have to be more refined and lady-like if you ever want a boyfriend. They don’t really like girls that are too tough or manly” ( or something to that effect, I don’t remember the exact words) needless to say that I have continued to be very tomboyish to this day and I’m very happy to be me

    • theteenfashionista

      Posted by theteenfashionista on September 28, 2016 at 15:56

      Totally. I am not apologizing for being warriorlike. In fact, in my experience it’s the complete opposite…

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by DanaNewNovember on January 12, 2016 at 18:50

      That’s funny. I met my husband in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. I am not lady-like at all. That is some seriously ridiculous advice…

  4. RebeccingBall

    Posted by RebeccingBall on June 30, 2015 at 18:25

    It’s not really advice, but this one guy was telling me that he was probably the worst boyfriend I’ve ever had. (It was in 6th grade, and I was too stupid to know that agreeing to going out with someone because you feel bad saying no is a bad idea. I never even liked him as a person. I don’t even count him as my first boyfriend.) I responded by telling him he’s the only boyfriend I’ve ever had. He said he was surprised to hear that because I’m pretty. On the outside I acted flattered and thanked him, but on the inside I was screaming, “NO IT DOESN’T WORK LIKE THAT!”

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by White_Danish on June 30, 2015 at 13:05

    “He’s a pastors kid! Marry him!! He’s like the perfect guy!”

    “How do you know what you want if you dont know whats out there?”