10 Defining Traits Of A ‘Cool Girl’

10. She enjoys food as much as you

The ‘cool girl’ isn’t afraid to munch on French fries, hamburgers, pizza or whatever other delightful fast food offering she might encounter on a daily basis. She doesn’t count calories, doesn’t need to worry about her jeans size, and still manages to look better than the terminal dieter next to her.
10. She enjoys food as much as you

9. She’s a gamer

The gamer girl has become one of the most popular ideals online. Many men who play online games will warn that it’s highly likely that the hot female warrior is in fact a man behind the cute screen name. Because the real gamer girl is elusive, almost impossible to find.
9. She’s a gamer

8. She can handle her booze

The cool girl can drink you under the table. None of those sticky cocktails or icky shots, either. When she’s hitting up the bar, it’s whisky à la How I Met Your Mother’s consummate cool girl, Robin, or perhaps draft beer by the pint. Because, if it hasn’t already been made clear, cool girl doesn’t count calories.
8. She can handle her booze

7. She gets along with your family and friends

When Redditors were questioned about what defines a cool girl, one of the most common responses was this. And while Gillian Flynn’s bundle of clichés might be largely misogynistic, both men and women can agree that a partner who makes an effort to get along with your loved ones is, objectively, pretty cool.
7. She gets along with your family and friends

6. She’s *ahem* open minded

When it comes to having a relationship with a cool girl, expect her to be wild in the bedroom department. Because a cool girl approaches life adventurously, and that’s reflected when it comes down to getting between the sheets.
6. She’s *ahem* open minded

5. She’s interested in what interests you

Again, this is less of a golden rule for the cool girl than a basic trait of a decent partner, friend or basic social animal. It’s polite to show an interest in other people’s passions.
5. She’s interested in what interests you

4. She doesn’t get angry (or, not much)

As Gillian Flynn pointed out, ‘cool girl’ is understanding. She doesn’t get angry, doesn’t scream, and of course isn’t at the mercy of her hormones. If there were a ‘cool guy’ stereotype, we’re sure most girls would go after this too.
4. She doesn’t get angry (or, not much)

3. She has her own life

‘Cool girl’ is independent, and doesn’t rely on her partner to make a life for her. Reasonable enough; after all, having no life outside the partner dynamic will only lead to an unhealthy co-dependence and no way out if a way out is needed.
3. She has her own life

2. She’s good around the house

While a certain breed of man will inevitably respond to this one with a ‘get back in the kitchen’ or predictable sandwich joke, this ‘cool girl’ requirement isn’t actually an entirely misogynistic and dated ideal.
2. She’s good around the house

1. She’s your friend

Because when it comes down to the crunch, your friends are cool. Whatever you believe is cool is, fundamentally, a subjective judgement. The people with whom you choose to surround yourself, both in terms of friends and romance, will be the people you really find cool. You have fun with that person, you likely share a similar base of interests, and you work out misunderstandings in a mutually respectful way.
1. She’s your friend