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I Am Not High Maintenance

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    I think rather than saying I'm not high

    maintenance, I would rather say that I'm a proud and independent woman. I don't think there is anything wrong with dressing up for occasions or wearing makeup to enhance your features, I just think it's important to keep in mind that all these things should be done for yourself...
    mandyy89 mandyy89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 28

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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 Jul 25

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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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    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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    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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    Despite all that has happened to me.

    .. I'm not high maintenance! Despite all I have experienced..... I'm not high maintenance! Despite the evils of the psychological past..... I'm not high maintenance.
    Lecuyer90 Lecuyer90 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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 2 Responses Jul 26

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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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    Not high maintained at all ^_^ very down to

    earth and easy going. I don't need **** tons of makeup to make myself think I look good, I don't need a full can of hairspray every day and I don't need to look 100% perfect in order for me to look good. I don't need a man to do or buy everything for me. I don't need to go...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    What is considered high maintenance?

    It just occurred to me that if a woman isn't maintained, chances are she doesn't have a good relationship. I don't consider myself high maintenance, yet because I'm neglected beyond belief, I haven't been able to be faithful either. So I guess men, you have a choice: 1. You can...
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F 1 Response 5 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.
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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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 Jul 29

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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 Jul 30

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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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    I don't get those girls

    who completely order their boyfriends / girlfriends around like a dog. It's so annoying. I'm not needy, I don't ask for much. I'm not a girl who HAS to be taken out for a $200 meal just on a regular Monday night! I'm so easy going & relaxing. I would rather just kick it at my...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    I mean like good things,

    I think everyone does, but I'm not high maintenance. I barely wear makeup and my sense of style is cheap ish.
    LadyRubenesque LadyRubenesque 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    Even though I could be

    and have every right to be, I much prefer the simple things in life. I am comfortably rich but it has not always been the case. I grew up in extreme poverty and for over half my life was scrimping and saving. Me being a creature of habit its stuck and I cant think I would...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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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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    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 22-25, M Jul 29

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    Give me a sandwich and a cup of tea,

    and i am sorted :) haha
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Well My name is Victoria

    and I have struggled with self esteem and what people thought of me. I was teased a lot for how I looked, and you know what I started to believe it! I was always disgusted with my self as i looked in the mirror. I hated mirrors so much! Life wasnt always easy for me Especially...
    Techgoddess Techgoddess 22-25, F Oct 28

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    The most difficult thing about me isn't the

    residue of previous relationships, of family history in any way! The most difficult thing, is pronouncing my name! Dearbhal Kerry Fómhar Sibeal Connelly.
    DearbhalC95 DearbhalC95 18-21, F Aug 30

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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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    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 Jul 29

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    I like to think of myself

    as pretty low maintenance. I don't wear expensive clothes, the most makeup I wear is mascara and I prefer giving presents to receiving them. The only thing I ask of a girl is to give me their love and their heart. If I get those two things then i'm the happiest person in the...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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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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    Just high cost....! Lol!

    We all have our issues, but not wearing them as a badge means I am not high maintenance. In fact, I'm quite easygoing really!
    Catram21 Catram21 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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 18-21, F Jul 26

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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 just don't understand how some females can go

    out for whatever reason every single day all DRESSED UP and makeup and everything from there head to there toes. Sure some of them say they do it for themselves or it makes them feel good, but really where do they find the time and energy to do that all the time? I kinda...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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    Hahahahahaha. I wish I was.

    I only have a couple of pairs of shoes and trainers. Even my casual clothes seem to match my work clothes. I like the way I am... I couldn't imagine being a fussy bugger! Lol
    unluckE unluckE 31-35, M Oct 10

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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 Jul 26

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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 1 Response Jul 8

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    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I haven't bought clothes in two years (or made

    anyone else buy me some). I don't use makeup, don't expect to go out for dinner, don't expect you to text me all the time (you could not text me for a week and I'd just 'meh'). The only thing that needs maintenance is my curly hair.
    indigostory indigostory 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 17

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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 3 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    Nope. I'm a pretty chill ,

    laid back person a majority of the time. I don't feel the need to be jealous or possessive of others I'm close to . I don't see the point . Now if I feel that my toes are intentionally being stepped on and boundaries crossed , my Irish temper will most certainly flare up. BUT...
    ArtsyFaerie32 ArtsyFaerie32 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29

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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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    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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    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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    True. All I wanted from my SO to be at home

    for Dinner. To share a MEAL together. Relaxed after a Hectic day out. It was too much to ask, I guess. I failed both my marriage.
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13

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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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    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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    altec1243 altec1243 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 25

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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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    Yay! Girls Weekend Away!!!

    I finally heard from my friend.  She sent me this text..."33."You may be thinking,"That must be the room number of their swanky hotel."or"33.  The spa probably charges $33 for a pedi."or"It's 33 miles to the closest mall."or"Lilt's friend packed 33 pairs of shoes. LOL"No, no...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 15 Responses May 6, 2011

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