All of the characters in Bob’s Burgers are pretty relatable, but the character who won me over is Tina Belcher. This awkward teenager is not only a feminist hero, but she’s also a loving daughter and kind older sister who knows when to say the right things at the right time. Whether it’s a quirky question about mermaid vaginas or an independent statement about loving one’s self, Tina is always quick to say what needs to be said. And that’s exactly why we turn to her when going experiencing the woes of dating.
Here’s a list of quotes from Bob’s Burgers that so many of us can relate to when it comes to love and dating. And if you’ve yet to watch this animated TV show, I advise you to watch the show and revel in all the magical Tina moments.
1. “Is it possible to be in love with twenty-five people at once?”
It isn’t unusual to fall for more than one person. Maybe you’re not “in love” with everyone you fall for, but you can definitely love them whether it’s sexual or platonic.
2. “If he has a butt for touching and lips for kissing, I’m into that.”
Don’t worry, it’s acceptable to be picky when looking for someone to date but in the end, as long as the person has a butt to touch and lips to kiss, you’re set! Of course personality is something to factor in, but sometimes you need that raw, passionate makeout sesh to seal the deal.
3. “Let’s put the ‘try’ in triangle.”
When you find two amazing guys, it’s can be difficult to make the “right” choice. Ever since I was Tina’s age (13 years old), my mom would tell me, “There’s many guys in the world. When you date, you pick and pick, and then you select.” So sometimes you need to date a bunch of guys and put the “try in triangle” to know who’s the best fit for you.
4. “I’m a smart, strong, sensual woman.”
One of the most important factors in dating is being confident. Tina knows exactly how to do that. Not only does she have confidence in her body, but she’s also confident with her sexuality and intelligence. In this day and age, more women are embracing their sensuality, and this self-empowerment is incredibly important when jumping into the dating pool.
5. “Brr. It sure is cold in here. I wish some strong, chivalrous man would lend me his jacket… or pants.”
Let’s be honest, it’s easy to be a dork when you’re trying to be smooth. If you’re awkward when it comes to dating, you can’t help but slip in some awful but funny pick-up lines. And that’s okay! Because a good partner will like you despite your quirkiness.
6. “Here’s a bunch of numbers. They may look random but they’re my phone number.”
I’ve noticed that more and more women are going out and taking the reigns. Like Tina, if they see what they want, they go for it. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Take that chance, because it may lead to something wonderful.
7. “I don’t need a boy to pay attention me. I’ll pay attention to myself.”
This last quote is the most important. You can’t be in love if you don’t love yourself. Understanding that you don’t need someone to validate your existence will make dating easier. If a man (or woman) refuses to treat you like the magical mermaid you are, then that person isn’t worth your time and that’s perfectly fine. There are other fish in the sea, and you deserve someone who will love you the way you love yourself.