Remember the feelings you first have after meeting someone special? The butterflies and jelly knees, all the songs on the radio, phase? Of course you do, that’s the best part. The phase where it’s all exciting, and you can hardly keep your hands off each other. The honeymoon phase!
Now think back, remember the moment when you started to realize, “what the heck was I thinking!” You still can’t keep your hands off him, but that’s because you just want to hit him in the head!
But maybe you should just hit yourself instead, for getting involved with his “type.” I know there are no absolutes, but there are indeed, a few types you just shouldn’t date…
1. The makes your knees turn to jelly type
It happens. You can actually melt into gooey mush even as your eyes meet and possibly be imagining your panties dropping to the floor even before you’ve made it through the first ten minutes. This guy is straight-up trouble. If you are not looking for anything meaningful in a relationship and you happen to have your “walk of shame” kit handy and your sexy underwear on, then by all means have fun. Just don’t expect anything long-term to come from such a guy.
2. The sleeps with his dog type
Yes, I know, I know- a man with a dog is adorable. It speaks volumes about how responsible he is, how caring and nurturing he can be and how he can make for a doting father you’d love for your kids to have. And if you don’t mind laying in dog hair, Fido staring at you while you do the deed or fighting for bed space then have at it!
3. The younger than you type
While a little younger is okay, dating someone over seven years younger is way off. Eventually, the HOT sex will cool off, and you will have a generational communication gap. This breakdown will, in turn, lead to the time when you ask him something about his day over dinner, and he gives you the cursory teen nod and ‘okay’ mumble- and wham, it dawns on you- you are his mom!
4. The prettier than you type
When you have to fight for bathroom time because he does more fussing, fluffing and preening than you that’s a type you shouldn’t be falling for! This one will hog your shopping sagas, take the mirror for himself and maybe, compete with you in doing his hair! Only a matter of time until this obsession begins to spill over into other areas- and you don’t want that!
5. The constantly talks about his ‘crazy’ ex type
If you have caught hold of this one, just remember you will soon be on the same list. If you are nowhere near crazy, he will find you, drive you up the wall, round the bend and push you into near distraction. Once he’s done that, you have been driven crazy- he can make an ex out of! Mission accomplished!
6. The can’t hold a conversation type
This kind is a total waste of time. He will simply sit across the table, staring at his coffee, oblivious to the fact that he’s has nothing. NOTHING! I mean, c’mon, if silence was all I wanted out of a date, I could be home on my couch, enjoying one of my favorite “toys.”
7. The answers almost every question with ‘whatever’ type
This usually starts to creep in much later in a relationship. But the red flags are dancing about. One has to be wary of complacency or else sooner or later, you might end up with:
Me: My boss just told me the company is moving to Japan, but I can transfer to one of the subsidiaries, what do you think I should do?
8. The have no idea about current events type
I am all for personal choices- but this one will run out of words fairly quickly! Just think about trying to have a conversation about things that are happening around you and he has no idea what you are talking about. Unless you are talking about who made the three-point shot to win the basketball game.
9. The thinks he is better than you type
This type is the worst of all. There’s nothing you can say or do that he can’t say or do better. Even if you get sick of all the rattling debates which can have only one winner (that’s never YOU) and suggest that you learn to agree to disagree, he will still want to have the last word!
10. The thinks he is not good enough for you type
This type is the most annoying. This guy believes he will never quite match up to you and thus, lives with a self-imposed curse that you will have to work on round the clock to deflate. If that isn’t draining enough, his whiny laments and perpetual fear of someone better whisking you away will put you off him. Honestly, how long can you fill an imaginary lack! Reassuring someone of his worth when he doesn’t believe in it himself is definitely not a turn-on.
What it boils down to is, dating isn’t for the faint of heart. And I’m sure plenty of women have happy relationships dating some of the types mentioned above. But if you decide to date one of the types mentioned, remember, you have been warned! – C. Sky