By Sara Akelly
It is perfectly fine to always put in the extra effort and go the extra mile.
The issue with most women, we get this. I mean, we get it right down to the T. We get it so much that you will often hear men say women ‘try too hard’. In fact, we get it so much that we even get it for the men who don’t. It is in our being to always give you better than what God originally gave.
Even the girl that looks like she hasn’t tried too hard went an extra mile even if it was just colourless lip gloss.
You see, women will attempt to put forward their best foot most of the time. At times they fall short, but believe that product was given quite a bit of time. We love to look good! We love to look good for ourselves, but even more so, we love to look good for our men.
Now I know many single women will scoff and huff and puff at the thought of being told that they dress to impress their men, but they will understand when they get hooked. We do not dress for ALL men. Just ours, or those we are trying to get. The point is, however casual the outing, we will always make sure we look our best.
If it is a picnic, we will strive to be the hottest at the picnic, but within the boundaries of the dress code. If it is to church and we are going alone, we will aim to be decent, and comfortable. If we are going with our men, we will aim to be decently sexy.
If we are going to Namboole with the girls, we will wear clown hats and paint all kinds of flag colours all over our visible parts, preparing to scream our vocal chords out to a game we barely understand.
If we are going with our men, we will try and make the jersey a tad bit sexy, not clown ourselves too much, and generally look attractive.
Do you know why we do this? We do this because we care. We always want to look good because we know it makes him also look good and if he looks good, he will feel good, and if he feels good, we will get what we want. Simple logic.
Men (most), on the other hand, are just men. Yes they will suit up for a wedding because the card said so; they will suit up for church with the in-laws because they have to be judged; they will appropriately look good for a work party because they need to impress the boss, but every other time, they just want to be comfortable.
A typical Saturday for a guy going to watch a game at a bar: wake up, shower (optional), grab nearest clothing, wallet, phone, car keys. Later holler at his lady to meet up.
A man will wear the same shirt three Saturdays in a row to the same club with the same crowd and his hot lady with no shame!!! So let me ask; is it so hard to attempt to dress for your lady? Don’t they at least feel bad claiming to be dating the hot lady on the dance floor while they are in a Liverpool jersey because that is what was lying around?
I know it is uncomfortable for men to try, but a little bit of extra effort, if you follow the simple logic stated above, will surely get you a whole lot... ahem! I’m just saying.
Besides, I think it is unfair that women literally take you as you are, and yet you will complain about her look if she really does exactly the same thing and attempts to follow you to hang with your friends.
Just take one random day and put in the extra effort. A little extra never killed anybody