Sex and the City: Spot-On Love Advice From the Ladies
Sex and the City premiered in June 1998 — and while the fashion trends and technological references may not hold up (how did Carrie Bradshaw not have a cell phone until, like, season six?), we can always count on the love and dating advice doled out by the fab four. Even though Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte don't always get it right when it comes to love, their relationship battle scars have definitely taught them (and us) plenty over the years. So we couldn't help but wonder: what are the show's most honest, valid pearls of wisdom? We've rounded up 15 Sex and the City quotes about love that stand the test of time — keep scrolling to see them all now, then test your knowledge with our ultimate quiz.
"Don’t play hard to get with a man who's hard to get."
"Reality check. A guy can just as easily dump you if you f*ck him on the first date as he can if you wait until the tenth."
"Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it’s good you can’t get it anymore. If it’s bad you just had sex with an ex."
"Men aren’t that complicated. They’re kind of like plants."
"The good ones screw you, the bad ones screw you, and the rest don’t know how to screw you."
"Oh please, there’s always a competition with an ex; it’s called 'who will die miserable?'"
"One woman's trash is another woman's treasure."
"It takes half the total time you went out with someone to get over them."
"Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates. And then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with."
"There is a good way to break up with someone, and it doesn't include a Post-It!"
"No matter who broke your heart, or how long it takes to heal, you’ll never get through it without your friends."
"Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be."
"Sometimes we need to stop analyzing the past, stop planning the future, stop figuring out precisely how we feel, stop deciding exactly what we want, and just see what happens."
"That’s the thing about needs. Sometimes when you get them met, you don’t need them anymore."
"Eventually all the pieces fall into place . . . until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason."
"But the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous."
"I am someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love."
"Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you’re pretty sexy and you’re taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with."
"Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies."
"Relationships are not about playing games. They're about mature and honest communication."
"He doesn't even know me — the least he could do is get to know me before he rejects me."
"The only person who should have to pay for your last relationship is the person in your next relationship."