If you’re an awkward woman with an affinity for the “girly” things in life and feminism, then Jess Day from New Girl is most likely your spirit animal. Yet, even if you aren’t exactly like Zooey Deschanel’s TV character, you probably still find Jess on New Girl super relatable. Sure, empathetic extroverts with zany sides really feel the most connected to Jess, but her antics on New Girl for the last six seasons prove she is a woman of the people.
New Girl has shown many of the ups and downs of adults who don’t quite have the whole adulting thing down yet. That’s what makes Jess so easy to relate to. She has struggled with her friendships, her career, and dating. And fans of New Girl totally understand where she’s coming from — in the good times and the bad.
So whether you love spontaneous singing or not, here are 19 times that Jess was the most relatable person EVER.
1When this was her go-to move for checking out a guy
2When she quoted the Spice Girls
Because friendship never ends.
3When she spilled coffee all over her white outfit
Even Tide to Go can’t help you out of that.
4When her “walk of shame” was disastrous
At least she had her BFF Cece by her side.
5When she failed at the art of seduction
It’s easier said than done.
6When she acknowledged her weirdness
We’re big fans of just embracing the awkwardness.
7When she hid in the bathroom to avoid confrontation
Bonus points for the cookies.
8When she thought she was going to die alone
We’ve all been there — especially during the holidays.
9When she couldn’t hide her crazy
Even the most polished people can unravel.
10When she didn’t appreciate passive-aggressive comments
Don’t insult Jess Day’s adorable clothes!
11When she looked like this while she cried
There’s no such thing as “pretty crying.”
12When she feared for her safety
If you’ve ever done online dating or bought something off of Craigslist, you know the feeling.
13When she took up hobbies to distract herself
When the guy you love is dating someone else, take up woodworking!
14When she was PMSing
Emotions are complex before your period.
15When she needed assistance drafting a text
Texting your ex — even when it’s Nick — is a subtle skill.
16When she embraced some alone time
Extroverted people need getaways every now and then too.
17When she just wanted to listen to Taylor Swift
Sometimes you need intimate, one-on-one time with T. Swift.
18When she indicated her wine preference
After all, pink wine does make her slutty 😉
19When she had to make a tough decision
Because even though Jess Day can be goofy and funny, her emotions are complex and real.
While the social media game of “Describe yourself in 3 fictional characters” has come and gone, Jess Day will always be the only character we ever need.