1.) If you are going to drink, know your limit and stick to it. Nothing makes you “That Girl” like being black out drunk by 9 o’clock and causing your friends to have to take care of you.
2.) Don’t laugh like a hyena. There’s this thought that has come into girls heads that if you laugh boys will think your confident, likable, cute, funny…but no. Drunken laughing is different from normal laughing because its about 3 octaves higher than a normal laugh and about 100% more obnoxious. So just tone it down a little bit.
3.) Wear heels you can walk in. We have all seen the girls who walk around in heels and look like new born baby giraffes. Don’t be that girl. Practice in your heels before and bring flats for backup.
4.) If you’re going to wear a skirt or dress, make sure that you actually make sure that it does not ride up. Nothing says trashy like seeing a girl dancing on a table with her butt cheeks hanging out. Ask a friend to make sure that you’re looking hot by having her tell you when you’re skirt/dress is heading north.
5.) Don’t aggressively make out in the middle of a party with a guy. I get it, he’s cute. But have some dignity and move it to a more secluded area. No one wants to watch you shove your tongue down that frat guys mouth. And worse your friends might take it as a prime time to take some blackmail photos.
6.) Try to control your emotions. I get if your having a bad night. That’s okay, but just leave the party. Don’t be “That Girl” sobbing in the middle of the party. Sometimes it’s needed if some guy does you wrong, but more often it’s because your emotional drunk. Oh, you’re crying because that guy didn’t compliment your dress…. No suck it up.
7.) Don’t pretend to be drunk so you can do things you ordinarily wouldn’t. Chances are, people know you’re faking it.
8.) Leave your phone alone. Or give it to a friend. Texting your ex at 1am on a Friday night is never a good idea. Neither is tweeting, facebooking, or anything for that matter. In the morning you will regret it, and your friends don’t want to hear you whine all night about how he won’t text you back. Even worse, don’t update people on what you are doing every second throughout the night. The chances of your crush seeing your tweet just to be at the same party as you, are slim to none.
9.) Don’t provoke fights. It seems like a good idea at the time, but let’s be honest, those zumba classes aren’t going to really help you kick anyones butt. Just stay peaceful and enjoy your night.
10.) And Lastly, be there for your other friends when they become “That Girl” and help save their dignity. That’s what a good friend would do.
** I do not mean to offend, by all means, go out and have fun, just do it responsibly and do it with class, “Keep your head, heels, and standards high.” **