Okay, let’s be honest. Even while you’ve been dating with a vague notion of the “right” girl maybe coming along some day, you’ve probably dated girls who you realized wouldn’t work long-term for you, but would be perfectly fine for your short-term. That holds true especially if you’re not really looking out for one “right” girl, but are happily dating a girl or girls, who work for right now. This post isn’t about how to convert a girl who gets on your last nerves into a steady, long-term girlfriend. It is however, about how to put up with this girl while you date her for as long as things work out.
Why Put up with an Annoying Girl
If you’re like the average guy dating a girl like this, your reason for putting up with her annoying qualities is pretty straightforward: the sex is good, and she doesn’t irritate you enough to break it off yet. She likely has some good qualities that you still appreciate, even while her not-so-good ones are beginning to drive you crazy. Once you’ve decided that you want to hang on to this girl for a little longer, the only question is how to do so while keeping your sanity intact.
Techniques for Dating Her
On the other hand if it’s her complaining and whining that drives you nuts, minimize the time you spend with this girl to when you meet in person for dates and sex. Try to avoid communicating with her by phone, text or IM, because this is where you’re most likely to notice her bitching come out.
One other consideration you might have is whether to bring this girl around your friends. Most guys have dated girls they weren’t completely into to at some point before, so it won’t surprise your friends that you’re knowingly dating a girl you’re not really compatible with. Having said that, if she’s particularly annoying or offensive, you might want to consider keeping her away from your friends. They’ll be forgiving of a slight annoyance or two, but their tolerance thresholds are bound to be lower, seeing that they’re not the ones sleeping with her.
When You’ve Tried Everything You Could Try
Finally, you should be aware that there will be times when you cannot keep the undesirable qualities of a girl you’re dating completely in check, no matter what steps you take. If that’s the case, you’ll simply know that you’ve arrived at the natural end of the relationship which you always knew was coming.