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The Single Life

Is My Appearance Keeping Nice Guys Away?

Women love a bad boy appearance, but when roles are reversed a woman gets no action.

With countless tattoos and multiple facial piercings I am beginning to wonder if I am scaring nice guys away. I’ve dated a parade of tattoo artists, musicians and straight weirdos, but now I am ready to date the “boy next door.” You know, the guy in the polo shirt with the office job.

To meet him, should I shove up my septum ring up my nose and start wearing argyle sweaters? As things get hot and heavy and my shirt flies off, should I tell him I was held down by a group of psychos who tatted me just like in “American Horror story: Freak Show”? Or should I just be me – tattoos and all – and hope to meet a nice guy just as I am?

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The struggle is real.

There is a stigma that a girl like me must be on drugs or have some serious dependency issues. The truth is I don’t even drink alcohol. I do enjoy instant coffee, but I swear I’ve never snorted it. I practice clean eating, own a house, a car (and it’s not in the shop) and I also have a stellar career. I’m a great catch. Men just have to get past my exterior, an exterior that I happen to like.

It’s such a double standard: women love a bad boy appearance but when roles are reversed a woman gets no action.

What’s a girl to do? This girl is going to keep hoping for the “guy next door.” A good, clean-cut guy that has the balls to date me despite my alternative style. I want a man who isn’t afraid to take me home to momma. I want to be a part of someone’s crazy family and wear ugly sweaters on Christmas.

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Thing is I won’t change who I am for any man, and a man who is worth my time would never ask me to change. I’ll be waiting.

Tabitha Bauman

Living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Tabitha is a self-proclaimed free spirit who travels extensively throughout the USA. She has a bold writing style and offers her insight on love, dating and relationships on LoveSujeiry.com and TheDatingMix.com. She writers from her own experience as an independent woman exposed to the world of modern-day dating. Her goal is to enable women to value themselves above all else and find happiness in this great big world.

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