The difference between dating a girl and a woman has nothing to do with age. It is based on maturity and the stage of life they are in. Sadly, there are a select few who will never grow up despite their age. You could be seeing a 32-year-old but realize that she still behaves like a girl or you could be dating a 18-year-old but realize that she is much more womanly than said 32-year-old.
It may sound complex but through these obvious differences, it is easy to tell whether the woman you are currently dating is a girl or a woman.
When they get upset or angry
When displeased, upset or angry, she reacts just as she did as a child when she didn’t get her way with her parents. This often consists of screaming, pouting, giving the silent treatment, being passive aggressive and/or punishing. A woman still feels the emotions of being upset/displeased, but has cultivated the skill of responding versus reacting. She comes to the table as an adult, and communicates clearly what is bothering her.
The way they talk about others
Perhaps life is just too boring or maybe jealousy is to blame, but some women love to stir up drama (no surprises here). This type of pandemonium is unheard of with a woman, though, because: a) she’s too busy going for her dreams to waste her time, and b) because she’s focused on helping others achieve their full potential.
You don’t want to date a girl who gossips and causes division. Just like her, you’ll waste your time getting wrapped up in minor scuffles. Not to mention, she’ll probably do the same thing to you with her family and friends.
The way they perceive themselves
A girl perceives herself as a princess and believes people should treat her like so. She is entitled and feels that she is owed and therefore expects more than she appreciates. A woman, has standards (what she holds herself to) not expectations (what she projects on to others).
A girl relies on you financially and thinks of you partially as someone to fall back on in the case that she is unable to support herself.
A woman is financially independent and knows that she should never depend solely on you to support your future together.
The way they view and use people
How does she react when things aren’t going her way? Does she scheme to get what she wants? There’s nothing wrong with a bit of shrewdness, but a woman is open and is willing to surrender her plans and ideas to a greater possibility.
A woman is willing to try something new and is up for adventure–a quality almost every guy can get behind.
How they view their beauty
A girl uses her physical beauty as her currency and basis of value. A girl may be so used to feeling validated through her looks and sexuality that she uses this as her primary tool to get what she wants in life. A woman knows her worth is beyond her physicality. A woman bases her value on her intelligence, her strength, her integrity, her values, her contributions, her humanity.
The way they Communication
A girl expects you to know what she is thinking all the time through hints and body language. She gets angry or upset when you are unable to meet that expectation.
A woman uses her words to communicate with you her thoughts and feelings. She understands that nobody, even you, can read minds and is comfortable with expressing herself.
The way they receive gifts
A girl talks about the size of diamond and types of jewelry she expects. But, it’s a lot more fun when you date a woman who isn’t concerned with material expectations. She’ll be stunned by a simple gift.
Warning: once the privileged girl gets what she wants, she immediately starts plotting what she wants next (usually based on what her friends have). A woman relishes in a good gift.
How they view their environment
A girl sees the world from a place of lack and scarcity. She competes and will even tear down another in order to secure resources or a mate. A woman helps other women. She knows that there’s plenty enough to go around and takes the high road of integrity to get what she wants.
Their acceptance strategy
A girl has certain expectations of you and requires you to meet them, or otherwise. You have to conform to her idea of the perfect boyfriend, if not; she will try to change you to fit that mold of hers. Comparisons between you and her ex-boyfriend(s) are frequently made.
A woman understands that no one is perfect, even herself. She will never try to change you because she understands that each individual is their own person and she accepts you for who you are. A woman knows that compromise is necessary for every healthy relationship.