Are you a boy? Are you dating someone? If the answer to both the questions is yes, then this article is for you. We often don’t understand the difference between a girl and a woman and get confused between them. Well…to put it bluntly, a woman is more mature and reserved, whereas girls are immature, loud, want to get wasted and believe that twerking is a form of dancing. Still if you find it difficult to tell the difference, here are 12 Signs Showing You Are Dating A Girl, Not A Woman.

Attention Seeker

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A girl wants attention all the time. A girl would always want you to talk to her or be with her.  She would always want your time and getting attention from you will never be enough to fill the void. A girl wants to be in constant contact with you and to know where are you, what you’re doing, and who you’re with at all times. No matter how great a partner you are – how smart, funny, hot, and so on – a girl will always need you to be with her all the time either physically or virtually through video calls and stuff. You break your back to make time for her, but she’s still not satisfied.

A woman will not want of your time. She would understand your situation and would always appreciate your efforts. She knows that you have to work and are busy and that you take out time for her whenever possible. She understands that she needs her man to give selflessly but he also needs to have time for himself.


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Girls are preprogrammed to feel dependent on men. They cannot take a stand and take decisions of their own. They always depend on their partner or close friends for taking decisions whereas a woman is independent. A women does not need anybody to rely on for making decisions, she uses her own conscience and knowledge. She does what she believes is right. Girls are dependent on others for everything. A woman is independent, and knows how to get things done by herself.  She is strong and focused.

A Girl will only gossip whereas woman knows how to hold a stimulating conversation.

This is probably one of the biggest differentiating factors. Most girls are awful at holding actual conversations. They don’t know what to talk about. They aren’t up-to-date on global affairs. They don’t have any good hobbies or interests except for updating their partying and bragging about it on the social media. And their opinions aren’t really their own, but are the opinions of others they heard and took as their own. So, they can only gossip.  But a woman speaks out her mind. She has her own opinions and her own views, cultivated from her own experiences and internal beliefs.

Emotionally unstable

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Girls let emotions get the best of them, while women know how to process their feelings and funnel them into a productive outlet. Girls fuss over silly things, this often consists of screaming, pouting, giving the silent treatment, being passively aggressive or punishing. Girls get angry when you’re doing anything that doesn’t involve you. They feel very insecure. A girl would get upset if you even look or talk to another girl. A girl tries to put limits on who you can hang out with or talk to; checks your email, facebook, internet history, and cellphone but a woman has trust in her relationship and does not feel insecure.

A Girl expects her man to know how she feels and what she is thinking – a woman uses her words

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A Girl believes that her man should understand her so well that he should simply know what she is thinking, how she is feeling and what she is “hinting” at. They often don’t speak up when they want something or are upset and expect their partner to perceive what’s on her mind and if her man does not get it, they create a fuss over it and become more upset. A woman chooses to use her words to express her thoughts and does not believe in the myth that her partner is a mind reader.
A Girl would choose to don a revealing dress because she thinks that she looks sexy –a woman knows that she looks sexy no matter what she wears.

A girl would choose to wear a revealing dress that is of the latest trend rather than donning a decent dress. A girl wants her outfit to turn as many heads as possible. She wishes to be the centre of attraction and craves for compliments. But a woman is confident and knows than she looks beautiful no matter what she wears as it’s the personality that people notice and not the outfit. A woman prefers to dress-up in an elegant and decent manner. A Woman knows that modesty in dressing can be more effective in getting people’s respect than showing off.

It’s ironic that when a girl wears tiny skirts and goes to clubs, she may look hot and all men will have an eye on you. But most of the men don’t like party girls because they think that they come with dramas, and tolerating a drama is the most annoying thing for men.

A girl would only argue and is not willing to adjust

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There can often be difference in the opinions of a girl and her partner but instead of understanding and adjusting, a girl would choose to argue. She would make meaningless statements and try to put the blame on someone else. But a woman doesn’t argue over meaningless things and always finds a way around it and gets to a conclusion that you both will agree upon. A womsan understands that things don’t always go according to the way you planned and she is up to face the challenges life brings to her.

A Girl expects you to pay the tab –a woman is financially independent

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Your girl may talk about gender equality and stuff but when going out for dinner, she would always expect you to pay your tab. Double standards- right-but no Girls like to be babied, pampered and taken care of. Girls don’t like whipping out their wallets(or purses). A woman is financially independent; she prefers to split the bill and offers to pay her share. Although a woman is confident enough to allow her man to pay for her sometimes, she also makes a point to cover the bill herself from time to time – for both of them. A woman likes to remind her man that she only keeps him around because he respects her and treats her well, and that she doesn’t need his cash.

A girl is addicted to social media

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Girls can’t wait to update statuses and post about how they are feeling. Girls are obsessed with social media, and know how to cultivate their presence online, even if it’s fake. A girl posts almost about everything that’s happening in her life. She likes to put her life on display and boast and brag about the things she is doing. She seeks for attention. A woman only uses the social media for entertainment and to keep herself updated from time to time. A woman is just too busy with real life to bother updating her Facebook status. Women know that social media is just a small part of their identity.

A Girl would go out and get wasted – a woman can knows her limits and can her hold liquor.

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You are dating a girl when she doesn’t know how and where to stop herself but a woman knows it well. You won’t find any woman who’s hounding the table at the clubs, waiting to pounce on the next bottle. A woman doesn’t do that. Only girls chug down free booze in order to get hammered.

Daddy’s lil princess

A Girl would expect that she should be treated like a princess by her partner. A girl would want her man to pamper her and make her feel special all the time. All the while women demand respect without getting ornery about it.

She’s a selfie addict

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People take selfies. People use filters. People tag their friends. People add their locations. But most people do not seek the approval of others via a selfie. If your partner’s instagram account or facebook account has more selfies than there are posts, than you are dating a girl not a woman.


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If your partner is impulsive and reacts based on emotions rather than looking at something logically, then you are dating a girl not a woman. A girl is Closed-minded and unwilling to consider differing points of views and does not think twice or about the consequences of her actions before doing them. She lets her emotions control her actions and as a result acts immaturely. A Woman is not impulsive and always thinks things through before acting and making decisions. A women does get carried away by her emotions.