These unspoken rules don't need to be discussed or declared but any girl knows them by default and would gladly execute if necessary.
Every girl has a unique personality. But what brings them all together is that 'girl power.' Though girls find happiness in their partners or spouses, being with their girl gang gives them a whole new level of confidence and contentment. This is because how girls always tend to look out for each other. Be it relationship issues, family dramas or work stress, girls can share anything and everything with each other and receive the love and support that they truly expect. So, womanhood is not just about sharing lipsticks, going shopping, talking about boys and gossiping. It's also about looking out for each other and taking pride in one another's success. So, when u/UrbanChdili posted on Reddit asking, "What are some unspoken rules within the girl code?" the responses were quite uplifting. Here are 10 wholesome rules in the girl code that make the world a better place.
The bathroom is a sacred place for positivity and encouragement. Sharing a smile, a compliment, or a tampon will never cost you as much as you gain. The friends made there might be temporary, but they are sincere. u/mpress17. I went out for my birthday. I wasn’t feeling great so I went to the bathroom in hopes of throwing up. My friend came with me and overheard that it was also someone else’s birthday. The next thing you know the bar bathroom with 20+ girlies started singing us happy birthday. They completely turned my night around. u/Pnersty.
Lipstick on their teeth, eyeliner in the corner of their eye, skirt tucked into pantyhose. You let them know without making a huge deal about it. u/trsegtrd. When I was in college, I was walking uphill to class from my apartment with about a dozen people walking behind me. A girl suddenly appeared and pulled me aside and before she even opened her mouth, I was like, "Is my dress tucked into my tights?" She nods and I try to laugh it off while untucking my skirt. u/dsez5tsry.
Look out for other girls when they're drunk. Similarly, if they leave the room, make sure no one spikes their drink. u/VigorousSavior. I stayed with a drunk girl I'd just met for an hour after all the bars had closed because a random guy was trying to get her in his car with him. Eventually, I convinced her to call her brother for a ride. We were friends for a while afterward. u/GloroiuslyGlittery.
If a strange woman comes up, pretends she knows you and tells you that a guy is creeping her out, you greet her like your long-lost friend. Then you help her get someplace safe. u/MbMinx. I saw this happening to a woman outside a shop I had just left in NYC. A strange man was insisting he knew her and kept trying to get her to leave with him. I realized she was uncomfortable and said, "Hey! We've been looking for you! We're going to be late for lunch! Come on, girl!" and we started hurrying down the street. u/BrightZoe.
If a girl asks you to do a period stain check, you lag back and check her behind for stains. No exceptions. u/queasilyawakeaver. I keep both tampons and pads in my purse. I use a cup, but I'll be damned if I let down a woman stranger who summons the courage to ask me for one. It's so damn embarrassing going around and asking women for these things. So if you ask me, I got you. u/TheOneAndOnlyLanyard.
If a male friend or a guy in a group you're hanging out in comes with a girlfriend or a date, give the girl attention and enthusiasm rather than ignore her to talk to guys and her boyfriend. Involve her in the topics and stop to give her context if referring to something she may not know about. Don't be touchy with her guy. Laugh at her jokes and ask about her opinions. If it's true, mention to her how nicely he spoke of her and that you're glad to meet her. u/lilly_connolly.
Only compliment with sincerity or it will kill the self-esteem of the girl who relies on positive affirmation to get by. No sarcastic "It looks so great"s. u/ReconditdeWhale. Permanent traits need compliments more than a removable choice such as a wardrobe. You can also use examples of what did work thereby complimenting her past choices. This is good because even if you're criticizing her choice, you give her a more meaningful compliment about her permanent physical attributes. u/lillie_connolly.
Don’t steal each other’s boyfriends. Never date, flirt with or have any romantic relationship with a friend’s ex, love interest or current partner. This is completely off-limits and a major violation of trust and respect. u/Keilani_83. If a girl confides in you that she likes a guy, for the love of everything, don't go after him. I had that happen to me in high school. Told a girl who was new to our youth group that I liked him and a week later she showed up with him on his arm. Biggest stab in the heart right there. u/B2utyyo.
Don't post a s***ty picture of her on any social media sites. Doesn't matter how good you look in the photo, if you know she wouldn't want it posted just don't do it. If you're not sure ask her first! u/NaughtyBlossom. I make sure all of my friends look good and because I do, they always want me to take and send out the photos. I think it also makes you look better when your friends group looks better. It’s obvious when someone is only looking out for themselves. u/edelweissedelweisss.
Share your makeup tips. u/lamesistency. And where you get your clothes? I hate when girls act like these things are supposed to be a secret. u/Scaredy-Cat-003. If you receive a compliment on your clothing, your makeup, your jewelry, etc., you always make sure to reply with a “thanks! I got it from ___.” That way, the little Pinterest board that is her mind can secure that information later for their shopping endeavors. u/Commercial-Quote-576.