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Why Our Ridiculous Standards Are Keeping Us Single (Video)

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If you say things like “I don't date guys with beards” or “I'm only interested in guys with green eyes,” don't be surprised by the fact that you are single. 'Cause I'm not.

The other day, I saw a post on my Instagram feed of a seriously good-looking guy shopping at Trader Joe's. He was wearing shorts and flip flops. The caption below the picture read:

Dear hot guy at TJ's, it is NEVER acceptable for men to wear flip flops and shorts in the city. EVER. Please relegate your outfit to the gym or the beach. Please throw on a Khaki or a loafer. Or, go ahead and wear shorts, but don't be deluded into thinking that you look good. Or that women will look fondly at you like you have good judgement. Love you man, but you look like a child with hairy legs.

I died. Are you kidding me? I mean, yes, feet are weird, and I'm not into seeing them either, but COME ON. If that's a deal breaker, you're probably going to die alone.

Because men don't actually love bitches. That's insane. Stop telling yourself that.

And anyone who says, “The only guy who deserves you is the one who thinks he doesn't” is delusional.

If I ever heard a guy say something like, "your Converse are a deal breaker," I'd flip the f*ck out.

So, let's quit it with the impossible list of “standards." And while we're at it, let's stop with the inspirational social media posts.

Perfection isn't real and Pinterest is not a replacement for therapy.

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