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Dear Poll: Are You a Girly Girl or a Tomboy?

When I was a little girl, it was actually a good thing to be called a tomboy. It meant that you could keep up with the boys and they considered you one of the gang but all that changed when I got to junior high. Suddenly being relegated to their “friend” didn’t have the same appeal, and it seemed like only the girly girls could get the boys’ attention. As I got older, I naturally gave into my more lady-like side, but I have many friends that still hold true to their tomboy roots. So, which are you?


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Captious Captious 8 years
Tomboy. If it wasn't for my being seriously large chested I would wonder if I even am a girl.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I think we all have an idea of what a "tomboy" is and what a "girly-girl" is, and yes, they are labels. But it doesn't mean we have to be one or the other. As many people on here commented, they feel like they're somewhere in the middle. And where did anyone say we weren't okay with girls rocking skirts in engineering classes?
piesecki piesecki 9 years
I kind of hate that if you exhibit any so called 'male' traits you have to immediately be a tomboy, or if you like shopping you're immediately a girly-girl. What's with the labels? I'm perfectly ok being the only girl dressed in a ra-ra skirt in my engineering class, why isn't everyone else ok with it?
ashleycheer ashleycheer 9 years
I'm a BiG girlie-girl. I still have a lot of guy friends as much as girl friends though.
helloframboise helloframboise 9 years
I'm a HUGE girly-girl. I love all things stereotypically girly--fashion, makeup, stuffed animals, little dogs, girly magazines, doing my nails, the color pink, ballet, throw pillows, flowers, jewelry, etc. I refused to wear pants or the color blue when I was little (about age 5) because I thought they were for boys. Even though I love being who I am, I wish I could get more into sports, both watching and playing them. I was a gymnast and a ballerina, but as an adult, there aren't that many opportunities to participate in those sports with friends; there are a lot more softball teams! I'm trying to learn more about football and baseball, but it's hard for me to stay interested in those sports.
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
I was a Tomboy up until like 17 or so. I wouldn't put on a dress or skirt if you paid me. Then I got a little girly. The real change came after I had my first child at 21. After be pregnant and feeling kinds bad all that time, I broke out the dresses and the skirts. Now I'm a total girly girl.
LadyP LadyP 9 years
Girly girl all the way!
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
Not childish behaviors...But running around and being a rough-and-tumble kid.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
As a child, my parents locked me in my room and left me with Barbies. I always wore dresses and skirts, and my parents never let me climb trees, play with other kids, even run around the neighborhood. My dad wouldn't let me play sports because he was afraid I would break something, and never even bothered to teach me how to ride a bike. Obviously, the term "tom boy" is as foreign as Farsi. If I were any girlier, I would sweat pink, poop glitter and burp butterflies. Of course, that doesn't mean I wish I hadn't enjoyed all those fun things as a child...Now, my boyfriend accuses me of "regressing" when I exhibit childish behaviors like that.
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
i have my moments i love doing the girly girl stuff but i also love the guys stuff like sports and casual dressing..
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
girly girl :kiss: with little giry-girls. i wouldn't know wht to do with a tom-boy. we are a pink and purple, barbie loving, house playing, nail polish wearing, girly-girls!
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
Being girly is WAY fun. :) Esp. now that I'm dating a huge guy who happens to be very much a gentleman. *swoon*
gitwenty5 gitwenty5 9 years
It depends :p As you see in my avatar, I dress girly (a lot of dresses, skirts, etc.). However, I am very much a guy when it comes to my eating habits (steak, wine, carnivorous staples), logic/thinking process (I'm much more logic-driven than most women, I've been told), interests (computers, cars, stocks, numerical things) and most of my close friends are guys.
vmruby vmruby 9 years
There's not one ounce of tomboy in me.....I have always been a girly-girl.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I love to be both whenever I want. I love to dress up in cute dresses and heels and makeup etc. sometimes and act all silly/cute/girly. But when I'm at the barn to ride horses or play with my dog or whatever, then I like being "tom-boyish" and playing in the dirt, running around, etc. etc.
emalove emalove 9 years
Yeah, there's not one speck of tomboy in my body...I'm as girly as you can get!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Total girly girl... :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Judging by my "Little Pony" avatar, what do you think? I'm a girly girl. I truly enjoy my femininity.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I'm definitely in the middle, I like to wear girly clothes, long flowing skirts, a little jewelry and I like girly things like flowers for example. but my really big interests are on the masculine side: cars, boats, motorcyles, bodybuilding are some of my big interests and have been since I was a child. I'm not into shopping at all, I don't keep up with fashion designers or what's "in style" but I do like pretty things like most girls.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I'm the biggest girlie girl I know. Favorite color is pink, I love cooking, I sew, I paint my nails every Wednesday and have for the past 10 years...
zombielove zombielove 9 years
i fall in the middle. people know i need like an hour and a half to get ready to go out somewhere, i like the whole make up doing hair, beauty product stuff...but i also am a tomboy, and to me I like that I can be both so I don't feel like I have to dumb myself down in order for guys to dig me, i dont like to pretend to be dumb so guys can think they can or have to take care of me...i can take care of myself.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I'm very much a tomboy. Let me count the ways... -- I'm a computer programmer -- I play poker -- I play lots of coed sports -- I wear makeup maybe 3-4 times per year -- I shop for myself 3-4 times per year -- Jeans, flip flops, and tees are my standard outfit -- I rock a ponytail almost every day so I don't have to style my hair -- I loathe heels and cannot walk in them -- I own 3 "purses" if you count Jansport products as purses I could go on, I'm sure... But you know, throw me in a dress, and put some makeup on me and I can fake it for a few hours. I don't mind getting dressed up from time to time, it just doesn't feel like *me*.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
Depends on who I'm with. I can be all makeup and skirts and heels one day, then swigging beer and going fishing the next.
Sydney-C Sydney-C 9 years
I'm an equal mix of both, but I'm a bigger college sports fanatic than most of the guys I know. My guy tendencies stop when it comes to fixing stuff or mowing the lawn though.
geenah geenah 9 years
in the middle? i like getting dressed up, shopping for clothes, beauty, i agree bugs are gross :[ but i love playing sports and outdoorsy stuff. there are so many days where i would love to wear my hoodie and jeans :] i used to girly, then tomboyish in middle school because i thought it was cool bonding with the guys. but its so trueee, most guys will go for the girly girl!
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