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The Differences Between a Girl and a Woman

By Jackie Bledsoe, Jr. |

I have been married for 12 years. Although we still date one another, I am technically out of the “dating game.” Those days before my commitment when I’d go on dates with different girls. Some I’d come away thinking, “What the?” Others, I walked away thinking ,”She was pretty cool to hang with.”


In hindsight, the difference in the outcome of those dates was probably whether I went on a date with a girl or a woman. We were all adults, but some of the dates were childish, or still a girl. While others were grown women!

A couple articles discussed the differences between girls, woman, and ladies. All Pro Dad, a fatherhood site discussed the point from a dad’s point of view when teaching his sons about dating. A Huffington Post article discussed it from the standpoint of dating in your adult life.

Below I share a couple differences from each site, and include a few of my own.

7 differences between a girl and a woman (or lady)

  1. A girl is interested in what can be done for her. A woman (or lady) gives as much as she receives.
  2. A girl throws a tantrum when she doesn’t get what she wants. A woman (or lady) communicates clearly what is bothering her.
  3. A girl is more concerned with how she looks on the outside. A woman (or lady) is more concerned about her character on the inside.
  4. A girl wants attention. A woman (or lady) carries herself in a way that commands respect.
  5. A girl believes whatever you say about her, good or bad. A woman (or lady) knows exactly who she is no matter what you say, or don’t say.
  6. A girl needs a boy to feel complete. A woman (or lady) knows she is complete with or without a boy or man.
  7. A girl doesn’t know what respect is. A woman (or lady) has no problems respecting others, and knows how to do so.

What would you say is the difference between a girl and a woman?

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About Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.


Jackie Bledsoe, Jr.

Jackie is an author, blogger, and speaker. He helps men lead and love the ones who matter most. He is the creator of  The 7 Rings of Marriage™, and the author of The Family Leader Manifesto.  Read more from him on his blog, and his Twitter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Jackie's latest posts →

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