Whether you are a total badass, a dreamer, or the one with both feet on the ground, this show definitely aims to please. Throughout its four seasons, we’ve laughed, cried, and screamed as if we were the ones living what’s happening on the screen. We’ve learned that mess is good, we constantly f*ck up, and that’s okay, and not knowing what’s going to happen can actually make things way more exciting. Inspired by the life and career of former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine Joanna Coles, the show chronicles the lives of Jane, Kat, and Sutton as employees of Scarlet, a fashion magazine in New York City. Their journey is an eye-opener into experiences we go throughout our lives, making us realize we were never alone. 

We’ve rounded up six reasons why this show is the perfect guide to every girl’s chaotic life showing us that messy can also be a good idea.

  1. It’s okay to figure out your career path as you go 

It takes balls to embrace a journey you’re not so sure about while always giving your 100%. If there’s something we’ve learned it’s that not knowing what you’re passionate about is not a crime; in fact, it can be a step towards finding out what you really love. In season one, Sutton goes from being an administrative assistant to becoming a successful stylist in season four. She struggled with a life-altering episode or a “calling” (the ones we’ve all had) where she thought maybe fashion design was meant for her, but in the end, she went with her gut, and we know how that never goes wrong.

2. Age difference is not an obstacle when it comes to love 

There’s always a difference when it comes to dating someone your age vs someone older; however, it really depends on the maturity level and the type of connection. We’ve cried and pulled our hair out with Richard and Sutton’s relationship. With an age gap of more than 10 years, she was constantly thinking about people judging her and their thoughts on him being a lawyer at Safford Tower, but the truth is no matter how much they fought it, they always ended up coming back to each other. Trust me, the guy who wants to be with you won’t even let COVID-19 stop him.

3. Never be embarrassed to try new things in order to figure out what you like in sex

Whether it’s porn, vibrators, or sex clubs, we aren’t born knowing what we like during sex. The best part is discovering what we enjoy and trusting our partner to talk about it. Jane goes through a sexual awakening while trying new things like going to a sex club and watching porn with her boo to spice things up a little bit. On the other hand, while discovering her sexuality, Kat learns to get comfortable and enjoy the differences between having sex with a man and woman. You’re the bold type for owning your sexuality and the things that will get you closer to the peak. Be the boss babe that demands tickles, earth-shattering tingles, and shivers of euphoria!

4. Don’t let your ex defy you 

You’ve probably heard this one a lot and feel like ‘ugh,’ but the truth is God bless our exes for teaching us exactly what we don’t want and won’t tolerate! The countless sleepless nights and numerous tissue boxes (And don’t get me started on the ice cream, wine bottles, and chocolates) are all part of the annoying but crucial process of understanding what we expect and want in a relationship. In season four, Jane breaks up with Ryan “Pinstripe” after giving him another chance when he cheated. Even though they were both still very much in love, she realized she needed to put herself first and decided to focus on her wellbeing and career. He might’ve given Jane her first orgasm, but she taught him what it takes to be a real woman. 

5. If you’re going to sleep with a coworker don’t do it if you’re still hanging onto your ex (especially if you all work in the same building!) 

Things can get heated in the workplace, especially when you’re going through a bad breakup, and your co-worker offers his shoulder to cry on. Sutton and Alex started to explore their chemistry and ended up hooking up once he confessed to having a crush on her for a long time. Things started to move fast, and she found herself feeling uncomfortable when Jacqueline (her boss) caught them kissing in the stairwell. Truth is deep down she still had feelings for Richard and basically skipped the ‘mourning’ process. Think twice before leading on someone from work when you’re not that into him/her, especially when your ex works in the same building; otherwise, that’s just you taking awkwardness to the next level. 

6. Everything is better in trios 

What could be better than having a best friend? Having two. Your bff is the kind of person that will bail you out of jail if she has to and will slap you when you need to stop the BS and face reality. If there’s something The Bold Type has taught us it’s that there’s nothing better than having a girl squad. You need the one that’s going to push you out of your comfort zone and the one that’s going to make you see reason. Jane, Kat, and Sutton are a perfect example of a friendship with ups and downs, but the ones that you can’t live without. Even their dates are better in trios! (you can all escape at once). Don’t get me started on the weekend getaways and crucial support system when it comes to life or death situations like health complications, pregnancy scares, or needing motivation when wanting to run for city council (you never know). Who makes your perfect trio? 

Watch The Bold Type season four every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on Freeform.

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