6. I’M NOT LOWERING MY STANDARDS JUST BECAUSE I LIKE YOU.
I’m willing to make a lot of sacrifices for people that I like or love, but letting someone drop the ball with their effort isn’t one of them. I’m not one of those people who’s willing to let their partner slack off just for the sake of keeping them around, no matter how great they are. Don’t let my affection for you trick you into thinking that I’ll stick around if I see you’re not giving me your all.
7. I REFUSE TO BE MADE TO LOOK LIKE A FOOL.
Desperation will do a lot to keep people trying to maintain an unhealthy relationship, but I’m anything but desperate. I value my pride and I refuse to be the girl who gives everything she has while her partner gives the bare minimum. I always feel bad for the women I see in those unbalanced relationships, and I would be mortified if anyone saw me in the same light.
8. YOU SHOULDN’T JUST BE WITH ME FOR THE HELL OF IT.
I’m perfectly happy as a single woman, so when I’m dating someone, it’s because I actively want to be with them. I try to date people who share the same philosophy, and I couldn’t be with someone I felt was only with me because they didn’t want to be alone. I’m so much more than arm candy or a consistent source of sex and I demand to be treated as such.