Men may raise a stink about dating a high maintenance woman, but the truth is that every guy secretly wants to be with one.
The ideal high maintenance woman is not an opportunist.
She does not date a man only for his wealth or what he can offer her.
although in some cases a woman who is "high maintenance" is also a "showgirl".
Let me differentiate between my interpretations of the two. whereas the requirements of a "showgirl" are more emotional rather than monetary or physical - the showgirl needs more interaction with or attention from you.
Much as we hate to admit it, money is the catalyst in the whole chemical reaction of the legendary ‘happily ever after’.
However, do not confuse the high maintenance woman with the ratchet woman who has a cheap beer in her hand but when you offer to buy her a drink she orders a glass of pinot noir.
Sometimes the term "high maintenance" is used synonymously with what I later refer to as a "showgirl", also known as an "attention whore".
But I believe the showgirl / attention whore type is distinct and different from what I'm calling "high maintenance" ...
As a dating coach and relationship columnist, I travel the country talking to young women about their love lives.
What I hear over and over again is that they aren't satisfied in their relationships—but they aren't telling their guys what the issue is because, they say, "I don't want to be high maintenance." Well, why the hell not? Many women I talk to are neurotically obsessed with projecting a laid-back image to guys, which affects everything from what they'll eat on a date to how much time they'll wait before responding to a text.
She just wants her man to provide for the lifestyle she’s always had.