Top 5 Signs You’re A Boring Girl & 2 Major Reasons Men Avoid You (Girl 4)

I’ve seen men, after trying their hardest to endure the agony, pass-up girls that look like Naomi Campbell, to pursue storybook happiness with the plainest Jane in the entire lane.

1916 Rea Irvin illustration, A Woman Boring Her Husband to Death

Women Can’t Understand It!

“I am so much prettier than her! What does he see in her? Me? Boring? What could he possibly mean?”

It means you are so “uninteresting as to cause mental weariness” (ouch)(Am H). Being with you, in the words of Shakespeare, is as “tedious as a twice-told tale”. (To steal a line from a friend) you are as interesting as spending an entire Sunday evening watching freshly poured concrete harden.

Hey Boring Girl, Here Are 7 Things Men Hate About You:

1)    Your Answer to Every Question is “NO.”

Boorrriiing

Any hobby? No. Any opinion on the new Prime Minister? No. Anything new to talk about? No. Any plans for the next five years? No. Read any good books lately? No.

We want to spend our lives with one special girl but please, if you have no personality, no opinion, no interest and no ambition – don’t apply.

2)    Your Idea of A Good Conversation is Extended Silence With Occasional Insertions of “Sooo….yeah.”

 “I don’t understand why he won’t call me back,” she laments.

Are you serious? Didn’t the half hour pause on the phone last night (in which the guy was home valiantly fighting the temptation to slit his wrist) not suggest anything to you?

Well, of course it didn’t. Making that connection would require active thought process, and by the gist of your engaging one syllable conversations it’s clear that you’re not too fond of things like “thinking and yuh kno, stuff.”

3)    You Always Have Spare Time (And Therefore Always Want Mine)

Well obviously you’re going to always have spare time if you have absolutely nothing doing – you don’t even have a favourite TV show for crying out loud.

Even worst! Since an endless abyss of boredom can never be filled, on top of your spare time; you want all of mine as well. My spare times, in which I want to watch the Champion’s League, blog, jog and speak to my family.

4)    You Have An Amazing Ability to Yawn at Things That Make Our Hearts Pound

How Could You Yawn Here?

We’d like to take you to a musical on Broadway, to the Opera House in Sydney to Niagra, the Grand Canyon or even to stand above the clouds at the Blue Mountain Peak. Seriously though, we’re not interested in spending money, travelling across the world to hear you say when we get there, “How much longer is this – it’s been going on for like an hour!”

5)    Your only conception of fun must always involve a large crowd, a large screen and a large sound system.

You are repetitive – have no variety. Forget long walks, picnics, dinner with a few close friends. It has to be something common, requiring no more than one brain cell at a time.

Why Men Dread Being With You

1)    You Make the Idea of Lifelong Commitment Hannibal Lecter Scary

A big part of what makes human relationship great is getting to know another person. There is nothing however that is impressive, intriguing or inviting of investigation in a boring life. The problem is, there is nothing to get to know in you!

Being stuck in a house with you for life would be no different from Tom Hanks in Cast Away.

2)    You’re Just a Bad Investment.

Essentially, you’re wasting your life and trying to take everyone along for the ride.

A person who spends all their time doing nothing will be the same in 5 years – not an ounce of improvement. How then would you ever add value to my life?

Why would anyone who cares about what they do with their life, invest in something that is “demanding of time and effort and yet is dull and often unrewarding?”

PLEASE tell me that you’re not a boring girl!  Leave a COMMENT, let me know what you think.

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31 thoughts on “Top 5 Signs You’re A Boring Girl & 2 Major Reasons Men Avoid You (Girl 4)”

  1. Wow Andrew, you tore up the poor boring girl….." A bad investment". My condolences to such ladies.

    Anyhow on a brighter note, what can they do really? Some people may have a natural character that tends them to be "boring". I have friends who are very quiet and very receptive which may equate to them seeming boring, but its just that they don't take much initiative, what can they do to avoid guys from wanting to slit their wrists; without being an imposter which I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate either!!!

    1. Ticoaye, I need make a BIG distinction now that I really should have made within the post itself.

      Quiet is not synonymous with or interchangeable for Boring. I think that distinction must be made because, part from some linkages to depression and so forth, what I am talking about here is a person that is so uninterested in the world around them, that they make themselves absolutely uninteresting.
      Quiet girls can be some of the most intriguing! Cause you don\’t know what\’s going on inside their heads, but you can see on their faces, in their activities that there is stuff going on. You want to find out. You want to ask questions, prod, probe, press and extract her rich personality bit by bit.
      Boring girls have nothing to extract. No matter how much you try, there is just too little going on.

      What can they do? I\’d say to her:

      1. Read.
      2. Get a hobby.
      3. Observe the mastery of things around you.
      4. Make a commitment to do hard things.
      5. Try something new for 30 days.
      6. Actually pay attention when others are speaking and sharing.
      7. Observe the suffering of others in the world (and so recognize how eventful life actually is).
      8. Contemplate your own death, recognize how short life is .
      9. Learn to endure initial boredom, that\’s how you get to like stuff in the end.
      10. Find 2 activities to add to your week, day.
      11. Make a commitment to stop complaining about boredom.
      12. Link with driven, motivated and soaring people.
      13. Watch some TED talks.
      14. Make a list of things to talk about before you get on the phone with me.
      15. Research the things the guy clearly finds interesting (since you have no interest of your own) and try to appreciate those.

      Being boring is inexcusable.

  2. In my opinion, there is nothing you can do short of ‘pretending’ so just be you. As the Jamaican proverb goes, and if it is true, “every hoe has its stick a bush” mind you, I don’t think this article was refering to ‘quiet/reserved’ women, I think it was leaning towards ‘dumb and clueless whose vocabulary consist of dah and wassup in between gum clicks’ so your friend certainly is not in that category. Keep writing Andrew 🙂

    1. Lol. Yes Cleo, ditto, is so mi know me and you born in the same month!!! I have met many different kinds of people from different cultures, religions and persuasions and I have come to believe (in the context of romantic relationships) that every man, woman , boy, girl no matter how boring, crass, handicapped, maimed, bimboish, devilish etc etc has something about them that stirs love and admiration in others. That's just my take still. The series is very entertaining so far though Andrew maybe it can be scripted for a podcast and you and your guys friends run a live stream on the site and take callers.

      1. Dan I agree with that point – \”every hoe have dem tick a bush\” (every person has somebody out there suited for them). Its a strong possibility. Lol.

        Everybody has something in them that stirs love and admiration.

        But as I said at the start, this is about women that make love unbearable for the guys that fall for them. The boring girl may have lots going for her in all the right areas, looks, general beliefs, background, social status. She\’s not a Teg Reg, she has manners and ettique. She\’s not desperate. She\’s not promiscuous. So there is lots to love.

        However, your interpersonal skills are critical, central – and being a girl like I\’ve described here can really make all those good qualities dwindle.

        So everybody has something loveable yes, but we cannot take for granted the things in us that make us unbearable. We all have one or two of those things – some are more exasperating than others though.

  3. LOL, ok I get you, true quiet is not synonymous with boring, but seriously do the girls you describe in the article actually exist, I must say I have not encountered them except on TV shows. Kleobell, what you say?

    BTW this recommendation is priceless:

    14. Make a list of things to talk about before you get on the phone with me.

    1. If they exist?!
      Whats worst is that many of them don't look it. In fact, men of them are not as quiet as you would think. Its when you get connect that you recognize and yea.
      Also Ticoaye, #14 on that list is something I have done myself. lol. I wont lie. When I was younger, probably high school and really liked a girl – phone conversations were the worst then. I'd make myself a list to ensure we could break the 15 minutes record.
      The point is: I think people generally have problems building a rapport. But if they persevere, work at it, put in some effort, after a while the conversation can becomes natural. There is hope for a boring girl who wants to change.

  4. Whew!!!…I passed the test, I'm not a boring girl…lol.

    I like your writing style and found the article very amusing. It was an interesting take on the boring girl and like Ticoaye I have to wonder if such girls really exist, but I'll take your word for it Andrew.

    Good recommendations too.

    1. Ebiakpo-aboere, trust me she exists.

      However I think your shock and amazement that what I have described could possibly be true is proof enough that this girl deserves to be on this list.

      Don\’t you think?

  5. Hey Andrew, I’m happy to see you writing regularly again. I’m finding the series very interesting, hard to pick which one has been my favourite so far, the boring girl or the teg reg. Having met a boring man, who at first didn’t inspire me to say 5 lines to him, but eventually was able to hold a conversation, I can say they exist. But for me the tedium of always expending effort without any decrease in expenditure made me call it quits. I just couldn’t be his friend anymore.

    1. Thanks Mel. I recognized I was neglecting my craft – blogging is helping me to become a better writer.
      I sorry to hear about your experience. At least it shows however that the situation exists on both sides. I think we all, both male and female, crave for interesting interaction and when that's missing…well, its hard.

      Let me know how you think about the others when they're posted ok. 🙂

  6. I partied when I was like 17-22 At 23 I calmed down. I’m 26 now and looking for those long walks on the beach and laying out in the yard under the sun. I love it.

  7. I don’t boring people exist, “boring” is a matter of opinion.

    This plain jane you are talking about, Im sure there is a man just as “boring” who find her ways intriguing.

    Its sad that in todays society we all need to conform and follow the norms in terms of how we should live our lives, certain activities (or lack thereof) determine your success in life, and not your happiness.

    God forbid some people LIKE being home, is content with what they have and don’t long for more. God forbid they like watching tv and enjoy their routines. If they are happy with that, they must be BORING people.

    Well.. Maybe to you, but certainly not to everyone.

    As comic-book-guy in the Simpsons say about his life when he is about to die “Life well spent!”.

    – Point being, most people would consider his life a boring failure, but he wouldn’t have done it any different, he did what made him happy – so who are we to judge? What makes a person “boring” and what constitutes a successful life anyway?

    I think its also important to remember that no one is an “empty” shell, most people are bigger than their bodies give them credit for, we are just different.

    1. I think it all comes down to people needing to be more self-aware and being honest with themselves. If you are a home-bird and like not doing much outside your comfort zone you are more than welcome to do that. You may even be pretty happy living within the parameters you’ve set for yourself. But what should not be tolerated (and i think the author has done a pretty good job of challenging with this article) is people living these vegetative existences whilst complaining that the opposite sex isn’t interested in them. If they want to live in their own little microcosm of the world all power to them, but you cannot expect others to want to buy into such a limited existence if they have far wider-reaching dreams and ambitions. Self-indulgence in a small comfort zone leads to stagnation of motivation, and people generally avoid sheltered people because their aspirations would be stifled through association.

  8. I don’t believe boring people exist, “boring” is a matter of opinion.

    This plain jane you are talking about, Im sure there is a man just as “boring” who find her ways intriguing.

    Its sad that in todays society we all need to conform and follow the norms in terms of how we should live our lives, certain activities (or lack thereof) determine your success in life, and not your happiness.

    God forbid some people LIKE being home, is content with what they have and don’t long for more. God forbid they like watching tv and enjoy their routines. If they are happy with that, they must be BORING people.

    Well.. Maybe to you, but certainly not to everyone.

    As comic-book-guy in the Simpsons say about his life when he is about to die “Life well spent!”.

    – Point being, most people would consider his life a boring failure, but he wouldn’t have done it any different, he did what made him happy – so who are we to judge? What makes a person “boring” and what constitutes a successful life anyway?

    I think its also important to remember that no one is an “empty” shell, most people are bigger than their bodies give them credit for, we are just different.

  9. Eurgh. I met a man just like this. This is a shallow and nasty post. All you seem to have on offer is the ego the size of a planet. You don’t know what is going on in people’s lives that makes their lives so ‘boring’ they may have hobbies but if you don’t make them feel comfortable why are they going to share it with you. Same goes for the conversation..ever heard of nerves..low self esteem. Its ok because girls like this don’t need a shallow judge mental egotistical prick like yourself. Men want this men want that. Go fuck yourself. Every woman has something. You were just too busy focusing on yourself and you did not have the depth to dig deeper. Idiot.

  10. What a great article. Just yesterday I broke up with a much-younger girl who was beautiful but just absolutely nothing in terms of personality. Had to lead every conversation and it was just take, take, take. No interests. No hobbies. Incredibly nice but just slow-moving. We were on one of our early dates and staying in a hotel, and in the morning she puts on 6″ platform stilletto heels and proceeds to teeter around slowly. Much to shy to actually talk to a waiter. Talked in a tiny mousey voice that couldn’t be heard over a gnat farting. I say, good riddance!!!

  11. Lol, I would love the picnics, plays and operas, long walks, hikes, camping trips and everything else, only if the guy actually wants to do all that with me, give me some time besides the mid week nights, and can plan things with me ahead of time! Lots of those things are hard to do when you only get Wednesday nights arranged two days before!
    I really consider myself an interesting person, I can hold deep conversations about philosophy and politics, I like plays, I go hiking often, I travel all the time, I love watching soccer or American football, I take dance lessons, I do improv, I enjoy all kinds of restaurants from the hole on the wall to the fancy, etc etc. You know what, the guys that I fall for still find me boring (even though they don’t say it out loud) simply because they don’t get the thrill of the pursue itself. If I only become a little harder to get for these guys I can be 10 times less interesting and they would still be excited.

  12. Bad investment? Not only are you nasty, but I bet you aren’t that interesting yourself and you are desperately trying to find some meaning in why girls reject you.

    What else to expect from a man who watches “Champion’s League” (quite unoriginal)?

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