I have to say, having just overheard a few women my age "encourage" their friend on the metro, that while my relationships may not always be perfect, I can hold my head high today and be proud that no one has ever felt that need to tell me what they told her. "You're a super fun girl, and he will see that. It's okay to let him take you out and then show him a good time afterward!"
I am proud to be known among my friends as intelligent, caring, and a woman of integrity. I like who I am.