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I Am Not High Maintenance

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    I've never worn makeup

    and never want to. My normal clothing consists of a large tshirt, jeans, and sneakers.
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm quiet, calm and submissive

    and I hate myself for it. I want to be the type of guy who's intimidating and assertive, an alpha male. Because of my traits, adults often like me. I hate that they like me.
    DemonicallyPossessed DemonicallyPossessed 16-17, M Jan 27

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    And I Never Will Be

    I've never been the high maintenance type.  Maybe I was more so before I had kids, but that's so long ago, I can't remember.  It's never bothered me either.  I have friends that won't leave the house without their hair done and in full make-up.  I don't...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover

    I find it interesting that people think that public perception equals private persona.It doesn't.I have been told that I am a stylish, eclectic in the way I dress.When it comes to my appearance I wear vibrant colors because I like color. I have decorative clips in my hair and...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    Concealer and mascara

    and boom! There is my make up routine. Pretty simple.
    jselena jselena 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I am the opposite of high maintenance.

    I like to do my hair or nails or makeup very occasionally, but my normal routine is shower every other day, washy face and brush my teeth, brush my hair and put it into a side ponytail to keep it out of my face, no makeup. And I always just wear jeans and a comfy T-shirt. I only...
    mwlabtech mwlabtech 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I am probably one of the most non high

    maintenance people you will meet! I'm not super girls although I don't mind dressing up sometimes! I don't take a lot of time to get ready unless I'm straightening my hair! And I don't crave attention!
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Can't Understand Why You Would Wanna Be

    My morning routine only consists of this. I only wear tinted moisturiser, some powder to stop shine and mascara normally (If it's a special occasion I may wear some eyeshadow/eyeliner too). I also have a shower/wash my hair and then it literally takes 10 mins to hairdry and then...
    LombaxGirl LombaxGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    I am not high maintenance.

    I think women that slave over their looks are ridiculous. The only time a woman has to fix herself completely if of she's going to an event, party or date. I'm not saying that she has to not look and smell good but she doesn't have to spend hours fixing herself. I know a woman...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 8

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    Giggles...Me? High Maintenance!

    I am in no way complicated or high maintenance. I am probably as simple as it gets and maybe too much so. I don't like taking too much time for my looks. I think natural and less is more and I don't need all the bells and whistles to feel good. I actually do not feel like myself...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 9 Responses Jul 18, 2013

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    nope not me. im a low maintenance guy.

    just throw on a pair of jeans or skate shorts, a regular t shirt, my beanie, my fav leather bracelet and my vans and i am good to go. i mean i do shower regular every day and keep clean with good hygene but i am not one to fuss for hours getting ready. just put on my clothes and...
    PaperPoet PaperPoet 18-21, M Jan 4

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    I'm not the girl at the bar.

    The one who has heels on and a little black dress. With my hair all done up. Sipping on a drink with her friends. Eyeing the girl out dancing and having herself a good time. All by herself. I'm not prim and proper. I'm not prissy. I usually wear my hair in a pony tail. You'll...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 1 Response May 24

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    I'm Not a Lipstick Lesbian!

    All my life (other than my younger yrs) I've always been a fem.  I did the whole routine, perfect hair, perfect make-up, and the perfect clothes to go with the perfect body.  Not anymore!!!!  I have a easy hair cut to care for, make-up only under the eyes if...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    Misunderstanding

    I think a lot of people misunderstand the actual meaning of the word and think anyone who uses make up or likes to do their hair up is automatically high maintenance. For me that is not the case. While I do like to do my make up my nails, I'm not expecting ANYONE else to either...
    PoisonedOak PoisonedOak 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Not Really High Maintenance...

        Sure I wear makeup and have nice clothes and jewellery, but that's all for show and part of my 'profession' so to speak....    "Things"? Like televisions, home cinemas, stereo's, big houses and expensive holidays? Not really me.....     As long as I have a cup of hot...
    SamanthaTheStreetwalker SamanthaTheStreetwalker 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    If I went on a date id prefer something low key

    so I could truly get to know the guy. Take me to a soup kitchen and id be happy because I would know you had a good heart and cared about others.
    foreveralways1993 foreveralways1993 18-21, F Mar 7

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    Just As It Comes

    During a recent visit to my parents, there was an offer of tea.  Now the first thing to understand is that my parents no longer drink tea.  So are being accomodating in offering it.  The second is that they have been making me tea several times a week, for at least three...
    avatarunknown avatarunknown 51-55, F 7 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Less and Less ...

    I do enjoy cosmetics and beauty treatments but it doesn't really bother me if I don't wear make-up.  I will get a professional manicure or pedicure, waxing or the odd facial, but it's not an essential ritual.  Going out without make-up really doesn't bother me and I don...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 20 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Reading through some of these things makes me

    think we all have different definitions of high maintenance. I like clothes and shoes and make up and I do my own nails/toes (go to the salon maybe twice a year). BUT I'm not afraid to get dirty and I certainly don't expect anyone to wait on me or pay for me to get what I want...
    notyourgirlfriday notyourgirlfriday 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'd Like To Think So...

    But I don't think I'm "low maintenance" anymore. Ever since I moved to a new state, my self-esteem/confidence kind of just flushed down the toilet.  And when I got into my first relationship, well after a while, I began to unload pretty much everything onto him and...even asked...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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    Certainly Am Most Happy With Little Things.

    I've never been one to like expensive things.. Even when given the choice, I've almost always chosen the cheapest choice. I don't expect gives from others and when I do get something, if even just a card, I am very thankful. I don't like makeup at all. I hardly...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Low Maintenance All The Way, Baby!

    No makeup, jeans and t-shirt, and the basic necessities and I'm a happy clam. However! My guy and I both treat each other as "high maintenance" so we're constantly spoiling each other (Thor's Hammer prop replica is my latest "spoiler" for my guy).
    reneehendricks reneehendricks 41-45, F Jun 7, 2012

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    The odd cup of tea, kind word

    and the odd bit of affection is generally enough. A partner has to match that, mind. I cannot be doing with people who fish for compliments all the time or constantly want to draw all conversation back to themselves.
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M May 4

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    I guess i like to think

    if of myself as a low maintenance person. Although i kinda do feel high maintenance because I have to get up from bed, shower, brush teeth, get dressed, make breakfast/food (actually good/healthy food), meditate, do yoga, excercise, read books, then finally work and be...
    crowe15 crowe15 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 1 Response May 30

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    I started to wear minimal make-up

    when I was about sixteen years old. I just put on a light concealer and mascara and bam! ~ Adelaide
    AddyAddyAddy AddyAddyAddy 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Cheap And Cheerful

    Diamonds and Gold... nope not for meThis hippies happy with costume jewelryCold hard shiny expensive things, no thanksGive me bright colors made from thread anydayRoses? yes they are beautiful and expensiveSave your money and flower me with kissesTop notch restauraunts and high...
    whisperingsunshine whisperingsunshine 31-35, F 16 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    Stupid Girls

    This is one of the reason I do not like a majority of females.. They are naive, greedy, selfish, yap traps who do nothing but gossip and want you to buy them pretty things. Granted it's not always their fault, their parents raised them that way.. I'm very content to just sit...
    morbidkittie13 morbidkittie13 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    WELL I AM ''NO MAINTENANCE.

    I am basically disposable . Just take me, shape me any way you want me as long as you love me it's alright.
    tastyplanet tastyplanet 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Less Is Better

    Wash-n-go. My hair is naturally curly and frizzy and will get fuzzy. I put a small amount of curl cream in my hair to help my frizzy hair and look decent enough to simply walk out the door. No blow drying, no styling, just zoom. If I feel it needs some help I clip the front parts...
    Whisperlane Whisperlane 18-21 1 Response Jan 10, 2012

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    We recently went to visit my wife's friend

    and her husband in mainland Europe. On arrival I was presented with a jigsaw puzzle and a glass of beer. The girls went off to chat, reappearing as if by magic every time my glass was almost empty. A bit of peace, quiet and on tap beer. Fabulous!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 20

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    Well I'm a girl gamer.

    Not one of these 'models with professional make up holding a controller' ones a /real/ gamer. I spend a lot of my time furiously battling on the interwebz and I love doing so. I don't wear make up. I'm not arsed if my bum looks big in this. I dot want you're money or useless...
    xlxSpiraxlx xlxSpiraxlx 26-30, F Dec 27, 2013

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    At All...

    I want my basic needs met and my Artist side's needs met, my video game/computer love indulged...but I don't want to be the bleach-blond, salon-tanned, spa-treated, cosmetic-surgery survivored girl.I just wanna be me.I'm so low-maintenance that I cut my own hair (and my son's...
    ElvenLady ElvenLady 36-40, F 17 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    Girlie Fail

    Going to a hen party in a short while.Another of the girls was describing the effort she is going to in preparation for tonight.New heels.New sexy dress.Full body spray tan (plus the effort removing the excess orange from her hands)New set of gels.Cut and blow dry.She is taking...
    KatarinaVonSweet KatarinaVonSweet 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Just Take Me Fishing Or On A Drive Once In Awhile

    Don't need no fancy car, don't need no diamond ring. (oh please don't get me a diamond ring, I hate diamonds!)
    ForeverChanged81 ForeverChanged81 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    My first official date was at a Taco Bell,

    then we went to a goodwill. Money doesn't matter. So long as happiness is met who cares !
    7Bird 7Bird 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I am a simple girl. I like companionship

    but am independent. I love affection but am not clingy. I don't need to be taken care of and I don't require a lot of attention. Though it doesn't hurt to be attended to every one in a while!
    EmilyAlter EmilyAlter 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I can't associate myself with ridiculously high

    maintenance people. I'm chill and down to earth and to be around someone who is self absorbed bothers me. My best friend from high school became very high maintenance when we went away to college. It hurt, but I cut her out of my life; we didn't have a mutual friendship anymore...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    So a few days ago my boyfriend bought me this

    $400 Coach purse. Sadly, it wasn't my forte. I took one look at it and I just didn't like it at all. I was actually hoping for some video games or a new drawing tablet or maybe even some flowers and chocolates. I don't need expensive things to be happy. Anyways, I have a...
    wish4love wish4love 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I don't use makeup My routine is Shower Get

    dressed Brush my teeth Brush my hair ( u r lucky if I ever curl or do anything with my hair ) I usually just brush it n leave it down I don't do makeup Don't like it No where near high maintenance 😋✌️ N u r lucky if I paint my nails I don't do that ✌️
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    They SAY that. Next thing you know,

    they want their hair and nails done. Off of your child support of course. You can't fool me. Life sucking Vampires!!
    BloodyVampire BloodyVampire 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    i dont care about brands.

    im not really into fashion clothes jewelries and hairstyles. i dont wear make up etc. thank God lol
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 11

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    You may not be high maintenance on the outside,

    but if you eat good and I mean no dairy, no meat, no egg, just fruits vegetables water and the seeds from all earthly food, that's where high maintenance comes from.
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Not One Of The "pretty Girls"

    I've never been "high maintenance", and most of the time I like it that way. Maybe its from my mom. She doesn't care about trendy clothes, or expensive makeup, or shoes. I actually hate shopping, and my wardrobe is pitifully small- when I lived at college for a year, I was...
    blueberryoctopus blueberryoctopus 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    Seems Like a Lot of Work

    Sometimes I wish were a little more glamourous.  I've only ever had my nails done twice.  I have my hair done only when it really needs it.  I put my make up on in the morning and other than a little lipstick, that's it for the day.  I dress nice enough, but...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    NOT Me!!!!

    The only things I spend money on for myself are skin care, hair care, and manicures and pedicures.  I am most certainly NOT high maintenance.  I am just as happy going for a walk hand in hand on a beach or on a moutain trail as I am going to Hawaii to the beach or...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 4 Responses May 8, 2008

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    Daily routine would be Get up Get dressed

    And brush my teeth That's it I have never worn make up or curled my hair or any of that other stuff just seems so pointless
    Life8227 Life8227 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I dislike make-up. I don't wear.

    I wash my face, moisturize my face with scented lotion, straighten both eyebrows with my finger, curl my eyelashes, and out on lip balm. Bam. Simple.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I've always found fashion very interesting,

    but as an abstract concept: not something I apply to myself. In the summer, I wear jeans and a t-shirt, in the winter, jeans and a sweater. I do tend to buy more expensive clothing, but I go for simple things that will last years and years. On occasions where I have to wear a...
    howie79 howie79 31-35, M Mar 19

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