Dumbass Sayings: “Girl Next Door”

Sometimes when people describe a woman’s looks they’ll say “She has a real girl next door look.” This is a complicated concept. Supposedly, a girl next door is a girl that you grew up around in your neighborhood and have been attracted to all your life, but been afraid to approach romantically. I don’t really see how that can be discerned from an appearance. So whenever you hear someone say “She looks like a girl next door” that’s ridiculous. You can’t look like a girl next door, you either are or you aren’t. I don’t even know what people mean by “girl next door looks.” Are they trying to say she looks good, but not like a supermodel? If that’s the case then why is it said like a compliment? In that case, people saying a girl has a girl next door look is basically like saying she’s a seven on a scale of one to ten. It’s not an insult, but it’s not a compliment. The other thing is, any woman can be a “girl next door” if she lives next door to you. The quality of a girl next door would totally depend on the neighborhood you live in. If you’re in a rundown crack village then a girl next door would leave a lot to be desired. If you’re in a wealthy area then a girl next door could be a famous porn star. Ultimately, I’m not really sure why this is a phrase that people use because it’s very confusing and communicates a concept that I’m not sure needs to be defined.

She's technically a girl next door, if you live next to a retirement home.

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