Thought Catalog Girl Shares Feels About How She Is The Best Type Of Girl To Date, Of Course

Thought Catalog Girl Shares Feels About How She Is The Best Type Of Girl To Date, Of Course

It has been a minute since we checked out Thought Catalog, which is a reliable compendium of the folly and narcissism of youth. Did you want inspirational quotes from The Lion King? How about why Snapchat is the bestest? How about a 21-year-old girl explaining why you should only date girls like her, because that is really going to be some solidly reliable advice, right?

If you date a Girl in Startups you have to appreciate that she is obsessed with learning. She constantly searches for new information, tests new technologies and products, and is open to new perspectives. Intelligence turns her on, and she reads blogs and articles on tech and entrepreneurship like others read erotic literature. She may have finished college; it’s possible she dropped out. No matter her level of formal education, she’ll always be up for learning something new.

Yes, girls that are not a Girl in Startups (we’ve no idea why that requires Random Capitalization) never search for new information or read blogs and articles. You are a catch, young lady! What else makes you and your ilk so very special?

[S]he is confident in her abilities. Her decisions reflect her as a person. Not only does she accept this, she owns it. She is hard to derail and she gets shit done. Big risks can yield big rewards, but she knows that she has to work her butt off to make it happen.

Thank goodness! For the rest of us ladies, our decisions reflect an ever-shifting allegiance to nail polish colors, complicated astrological charts, and, weirdly, other people entirely. This comes in handy when we don’t want to feel responsible for anything. We’re also painfully easily derailed by kittens and shiny objects. if only we worked for a startup — excuse us, Startup — we could get on our grind and get shit done.

The other elements are just as you’d expect. Startup Girls communicate! Startup Girls are passionate!

Guys, is there such a thing as a girlbro, like the girl version of tech dudebros, because we think we have discovered it in this chick. She’s just one libertarian-leaning Edward Snowden-defending column away from true tech nirvana. We eagerly await her no doubt incredibly well thought out feels about all future topics.

[Thought Catalog]

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  • TheLifeSilica

    I would not date someone who treats “Startups” as an industry. Or capitalizes it, for that matter. And those are the type of people who would attend a party where someone says this:“We don’t use the word ‘party.’ We’re bringing consciously designed spaces and innovative thinkers together to inspire,” said Vecchio, who is 26 and formerly worked at Apple and J.P. Morgan. “This is our fifth mixer. People are like, ‘Andrew, what could be next?’ And it’s like, ‘Oh. Done.’ We have a mechanical bull. Game-changer. Innovate.”Mechanical bull. GAME CHANGED, MOTHERFUCKER.http://recode.net/2014/02/09/the-2500-person-tech-mixer-that-was-not-a-party/

    • msanthropesmr

      We make fine startups.

  • msanthropesmr

    But does she use a machete to cut through red tape?Did she trade in her MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron?Is she changing her name from Kitty to Karen?But does she wear a short skirt and a looooooong jacket?

  • $73376667

    Wow! She presents an opportunity to date and network at the same time!Personally, if I wanted to mix business and personal relationships that intimately, I’d… what’s the phrase, “subsidized dating?”

  • kckitty

    Pippa Biddle? lol

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  • Estproph

    2/10 Would not bang-self-absorbed-cutesy topic-believes she can “see” communication; probably schizophrenic-OCD about learning-“flirts with failure on a daily basis” = gets jollies from cockteasing guys she considers losers

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  • Martha

    oh wow. 1. The essay was not a list of her personal attributes, it was a list of many attributes shared within her social circle. 2. If you think being proud of your accomplishments, personally and socially, makes you a bitch, you’re a sexist asshole. 3. She never said that girls in startups are the ONLY girls to date, just that they should be given a chance. 4. It is one thing for men to hate on powerful women, but for a woman to hate on another woman who is confident, putting herself out there, learning from her mistakes, and growing, is fucking stupid.. therefore5. EVEN IF YOU ARE A WOMAN, IF YOU THINK BEING PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS MAKES YOU A BITCH, YOU’RE A SEXIST ASSHOLE

  • Eva Louise

    This article is unproductive, unprofessional, and downright inappropriate. I don’t have enough time to waste to seriously address this piece of journalistic garbage, but, Lisa….have you ever been whistled at while walking down the street? Have you ever felt afraid walking home alone at night? Have you ever felt that it would be “slutty” or you would be looked down upon for sleeping with someone too soon or too casually? If you answered yes to any one one of these questions, I urge you to look beyond the specific blog post you are criticizing and take a moment to consider the discourse you are contributing to. At the heart of this article, what you are doing is shaming another woman. You are shaming her for her self confidence. You are shaming her for the status she has made for herself professionally. You are shaming her for feeling like she has the right to go out and choose any man she wants, rather than be looked at and be judged and “be chosen”. Go criticize the people who thought DUI stood for “drinking under the influence” when Justin Bieber got arrested. Go call men out for saying that what women wear and how they act is justification for rape. Just don’t do this, because it is a horrible thing that you are doing.

  • Scout M.

    Wow! I not only agree with Eva & Martha but am surprised that for someone so critical of this piece it doesn’t seem like you actually read it. I believe one of the last sentences is “consider dating a girl in startups.” Not, “you must” or “you should”, but “consider”. The author is voicing a much needed opinion about how awesome working women can be and no just because she is speaking about startup girls that doesn’t mean she thinks other girls aren’t as good. Had you done more research you might have known that this article was inspired by other similar pieces “date a girl who practices hot yoga,” “date a girl who writes,” and “date a girl who doesn’t travel,” most of which don’t focus on strong female characteristics like this piece does. I would much rather read why men should consider dating girls in startups then why they should consider dating girls who do hot yoga. It seems like you took this article personally as opposed to really making an effort to understand it. I’m dissapointed in you Lisa and your piece. Women should be able to come across as narcissistic (not that that accurately embodies the tone of the startup piece) without being criticized. A man could. And finally, you say that a 21-year-olds advice isn’t worth anything. What because of her age? You have no idea what this author’s life experience is like. She may very well have better insights to dating than a 30-year-old. Being agist counteracts one of the best qualities about the millennial generation, its ability to look past age, (sometimes) gender college degree, etc. and see a person’s true value, give them an equal playing field and encourage them to accomplish anything.

  • Monique Roberts

    I feel bad for Lisa. I would be embarrassed to call myself a writer if this is the quality of work that she makes public.