Sex + Relationships

Are Boys Like Purses?

Many of us grew up on the show Laguna Beach and learned to love LC for being the nice girl next door. We watched Lauren go through a fair share of boy struggles, and realized that after all of her heartaches, she must have learned something. So when Lauren made her claim that “boys are like purses,” we began to wonder, is she on to something?

“Boys are like purses. You’re always gonna have that one boy that you’re always comfortable with and you know you’ll always kind of like. That’s your purse that you wear everywhere. Then you have that gorgeous bag that you want everyone to see you with but the gorgeous bag is usually an asshole or costs a lot of money. Then you have those other purses that you really like but you really don’t want to be seen with,” explains Lauren, lounging by the pool one day.

Think about it: we all have a favorite purse that we bring everywhere because it makes us feel safe and secure. And many of us have a boy who does the same. They are the ones we always turn to, our security blankets, and the ones who will always be there for us.

Then there is the designer bag that we either have or desperately want. But while the bag is undeniably beautiful, its cost makes you flinch. There is always that boy who will catch your eye. However, many times when you finally catch it, you realize, like the price of the bag, his behavior is obnoxious.

Then there are all the other bags you own. You like them but don’t really want to be seen with them. Instead, you use them when no one is around or when you’re just running a quick errand. We all know the boys who are like these bags — the ones you like spending time with, but don’t feel the relationship will progress any further than just hanging out. So you invite them to hang out when you are doing non-relationship type things. You still like the comfort of having them around, but know you do not want anything more than friendship. They may even be an ex you are unwilling to let go of just yet. Something draws you in to their comfort.

So while many of us laughed at the drama and ridiculousness that took place in Laguna Beach, there may have been something to be learned from the show. Boys really are like purses. There are different boys that we want in our lives for different reasons just like certain bags. Some are comforting and your all-time favorite, whereas others are pretty but you should look and not touch. It all depends on what your mood is to what bag or boy will do the trick.

By Samantha Breault

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