Have you ever just sat down and really thought about what being 'high maintenance' truly mean? You hear this term quite frequently and it's always used to describe a female. You'll hear a male tell another, "that girl was high maintenance." But what does it mean? What is he really saying? And do you take the term as something negative?
I can tell you what it means to me....but I'm not going to say it's something based on a monetary value; not even a demanding female. However, I do see it as a term meaning meeting my needs, desires and even pleasures.
As I was speaking with some friends the other day, one of them said that there are women who require more 'upkeep' than most....by choice. Now...I know I don't wear a lot of makeup (most days none at all), but I do like my mani's & pedi's. I even like getting spa treatments. Does that mean I'm high maintenance?
Then another friend said, "what about the women who demand things from men when she isn't able to provide for herself?" I personally think it's wrong. You can't force anyone to do something for you, especially when the price is something crazy (unaffordable).
Another friend said that she considered me 'high maintenance' due to the amount of shoes I own alone. I laughed it off. Really?
I do what I do to keep myself up. My appearance in my line of work is priority. I maintain myself. There's nothing wrong with that.
And, I don't think it's fair to use this phrase (term) directed only towards women either.
Do you consider yourself High Maintenance?