Topics: Music | The Guardian

In the latest episode of The Mindy Project (do you watch it? if not, start NOW), Mindy’s friends accuse of her of being too picky when it comes to dating. Of course, this makes Mindy totally freak out and so she goes on a date with a dude who is obviously really wrong for her, just to prove to her friends that her standards are not too high (I won’t spoil the end for you). The episode made me think: what is the difference between being way too picky and simply having high standards?

So, I think it’s great to have standards it’s very important to  know what you want  out of a relationship in order to have a fulfilling one. But at the same time, I think it’s also really important to  be open  to dating people who aren’t your usual “type.” Being open to new people can sometimes lead you to some awesome experiences and being too closed off can hurt you sometimes. Here are 8 signs that your standards are too high: 

Do you think your standards are too high? Has anyone ever told you that you were too picky? Do you have a specific type? Tell us in the comments.