Is Being Cringey Okay?

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Janessa Marshall

Being cringey is definitely okay. Let me tell you why– People who get into a relationship will go a day and a half before they inevitably do or say something ridiculously cringey. Whether it be coming up with a pet name or making a lame pun, cringey-ness is an important part of the foundation in relationships. While you’re freaking out over the corny joke you made, your S.O.’s thoughts are probably, “Wow that was cringey.” The good thing is, they will more than likely have a giant smile on their face because being cringey means you’re trying– you’re trying to impress them, and that’s okay! Girls secretly love it, because let’s face it, if you’re in a relationship with them the underlying expectation is for the cute, cringey, cliché, unexpected moments to happen. Strange moments keep a relationship from getting boring. Boys like it when girls are cringey because it’s adorable to them. This human being you’ve chosen to date has done something to up her cuteness level five points without even trying. Whether they admit it or not you’ve probably set off their “Awww” alarm. 

That’s exactly why cringiness gives some fun flair to the relationship. They take that memory home with them after the date is over or whenever they don’t see you. They might not remember every minute of every conversation, but they’ll definitely remember that cringey joke you made on the first date or “hangout”. 

Plus maybe being cringey is just your personality? That’s okay too, trust me, if they wanted to start talking to you or get into a relationship with you they probably already like your corny side. If you’re hiding it, don’t. Better to find out sooner rather than later how they’ll respond, so they can get to know the real you. A person can only base a relationship off of the person they know and if they don’t like you for who you are then they don’t deserve you AT ALL.