A universal truth: If anyone between the ages of 16 and 30 denies ever watching Gossip Girl, they’re lying. It’s like those Prada shoes and Chanel purses that flow like wine (yes, wine flows on the show, too): You can’t live without it. It’s a need – an addiction – you just have to quench. I like to think that had I been born and raised in the privileged ways of the Upper East Siders, I might know just a bit more about love and life. In fact, I guarantee that I’d have learned these 12 lessons much sooner – and probably in better wardrobe, too.
1. Every woman has an inner Blair Waldorf.
2. When given the choice between a rich bad boy and a rich boring boy, always go for the bad boy. It’ll make things far more interesting.
3. A girl can never have too much bling.
4. Sometimes the most interesting ones are the anonymous ones.
5. If it didn’t work 20 years ago, time and age (no matter how hot the guy) won’t magically make it work now (read: Rufus & Lily).
6. The whole star-crossed lovers thing has been played out to infinity; did we learn nothing from Sir Shakespeare?
7. Nothing perks up a society ball quite like sex or a hot scandal – or both.
8. Some secrets are kept secret for a reason.
9. If you open Pandora’s (read: Blair’s) box, you’d better be ready to endure her wrath.
10. I’ll always love Chuck Bass. If only he were a real person…
11. Humphreys are boring. Always.
12. It’s best to break up with your boyfriend before he could possibly become your stepbrother – awkward Thanksgiving, anyone?
What about you? What have the Upper East Siders taught you?