Hot or Not?

Is he hot or not? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Lauren's got some great advice to help keep you from chasing after the wrong boys. 

We've all seen those romantic comedies where the lead is dating the wrong person and everybody knows it, even the other characters in the film, but the person in the relationship is totally blind to reality. Those films cause the worst kind of stomach-churning, hair pulling fear in the audience because the outcome is predictably bad and there is nothing you can do to stop it. 

Let's preface this article by saying other people aren't always right about what's best for you. Just because a few people disapprove of your relationship doesn't mean that it's wrong; someone is always going to oppose your decisions, so don't rush to break a healthy relationship off just because an acquaintance tells you they don't think it's a good match. 

However, if you're receiving a lot of negative feedback from people who genuinely care about you and want the best for your future, you may want to reconsider what you're gaining from your relationship and how a future with that person will look.

Sometimes it's difficult to accept someone's criticism of your decision without feeling hurt or lashing out at them, but that anger you feel isn't worth sacrificing a relationship with someone you care about. Likely the only reason they are questioning your choice is to try to protect you from getting hurt, but they should ultimately trust you to decide what's best for your life.

Like Lauren suggests, let's not get so caught up in the idea of a relationship that we lose the people we care about by isolating ourselves with a person who "may seem hot but really is not".