'Clingy' has long been deemed as one of the most undesirable traits that could instantly turn off any level of interest. It's the bomb you drop on the first date if you want to send any dating prospect off to NOPEville. In a nutshell, no one, I repeat, no one wants to be seen as clingy.
Ellen Nguyen is a Vietnamese writer based in London. She's the founder of TinglyMind.com - an online publication dedicated to the unfiltered experiences of being human, especially of young adults, in modern society.
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11/08/2015 09:28 BST
Being a girl is hard because my body and sexuality is somehow everyone's business. I'm judged for the clothes I wear, the people I'm with and every little choice I make about what to do with my own body.
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05/05/2015 12:32 BST
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28/04/2015 12:09 BST
This is us. The modern day independent women. We really don't care how people might judge us based on our dating history. That's their problem, not ours. We're not sorry for being single, for only having had short-term relationships. This is our life. This is our choice. This is what happens to us.
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