There is only one debate that has lasted as long as the battle between the sexes and that is the battle of woman against woman. This persists even today as we try and compare two types of women—party girl vs. wife material. On one corner is somebody who enjoys a crazy night out and has amassed quite a collection of crazy stories to tell. On the other is a woman portrayed as prim, proper and impeccably groomed. With good manners etched into her bones and a nurturing motherly nature, she is probably the kind of woman a man (or most likely his mother) will want to marry.
Here’s how to know if you are either a PARTY GIRL or WIFE MATERIAL:
- WEEKEND PLANS
Her weekends are always fully booked and she can be spotted at the coolest bars in town. A Saturday night will typically start out with pre-game drinks at 9pm or earlier, because who needs food? She only needs booze to fuel the night. In fact her blood is probably around 78% tequila—approx. After pre-game drinks she and her posse of sparkle clad high-heeled Amazons waltz into one of the 20 clubs she’s a regular at. She never has to wait in line too, because guess who she’s besties with? Right—the bouncer. When she’s at the club she can out drink, out dance and basically out fun everybody. She brings in the good vibrations and everybody loves her for it.
She probably spends her weekends catching up on her reading, or if she is out painting the town red it’s probably just dinner with her friends or her boyfriend. She always knows the best places to eat, but she can also make a mean steakhouse dinner from scratch. The only help she ever needs for whipping up a feast is from Giada de Laurentiis. Staying in doesn’t mean she’s no fun though! She can beat you at Taboo any night of the week!
- SUNDAY MORNING
She’s probably hung over as hell and brushing her teeth with sunglasses on.
She’s probably up and about exercising or doing her groceries at the farmer’s market.
Nothing makes her heart all aflutter like things that sparkle. Her outfit has to appropriately represent her after all. It’s all about short skirts and long legs for her, fantasizing about the next weekend’s soiree as she lays eyes on the perfect party dress. Her eye makeup and eyebrow game is on point because a girl can’t go out without her war paint on! In her opinion, perfectly lined eyes and a bright red lip are all a girl needs to rule the world.
She shops more for her day-to-day look. Her impeccable style allows her to seamlessly transition her outfits from day to night. The wife material is not concerned with passing trends because of her knowledge of her personal style and preference. Her picks are classics but not dowdy, always well fitted. Her makeup is always fresh and glowing, as if she can be a bride at a moment’s notice!
- SOCIAL MEDIA POST
Most, if not all, of her photos (whether posted or tagged) are completely dark and a little blurry, with snap shots of women with their arms and drinks up in the air obviously enjoying themselves while probably screaming “THIS IS MY JAAAAAAAAM!!!” at the top of their lungs. Some of the photos are a little embarrassing, but she takes it all in stride as she never takes herself too seriously.
Most of the photos she takes are food selfies of new recipes she’s trying out. Some are photos of her being graceful while doing yoga. Most of her tagged pictures are posts made by family. Some are of her and her cousins at a bridal shower, or her and her aunts hanging out at brunch, and there will probably be a couple of pics of her baby-sitting her cousins or nephews.
These are just some of the many differences between party girls and wifey materials. Yet, is it really that easy to describe and stereotype two kinds of women? The truth is these two personas may live in one woman. Some are more wife material while others might prefer to let their freak flag fly, but whatever kind of woman you decide to be, you better rock it.