9 Types of (New) Guys
The little world of dating has become just a bit bigger. The debatably wonderful worlds of social media and pop culture have given us a mixed bag of dudes--much more than just the normal "good" and "bad" guys.
When I ride the subway to work, I see almost any and every kind of guy--from the hipster dude, to the renaissance guy and even the Ted Mosby type (via How I Met Your Mother) but these types have showed us a new side of guys that we've never seen. Take a look at the top ten new types of men and figure out who will catch your fancy. --Desire Thompson
1. The Neo Non-Renaissance Man
This "mature" guy is the one who would like to think they’re wise beyond their years. It can be tricky to differentiate between a "mature" guy and a real one, but look for the signs. Does he suggest that Applebees is an upscale restaurant for a date? Next!
The guy wearing the jean jacket with cargo pants isn't necessarily this dude. The guy constantly talking about his favorite Tribe Called Quest (who he just discovered in 2011) song and balling out at Goodwill is the one you should look out for.
The Professional will not only want a stimulating convo with you, but he will never be able to separate business from pleasure. Working together to balance it out will strengthen the relationship.
The Sweet One is the guy that’s already in your life as a friend, ex or a co-worker. He listens to all your pointless banter about work, what you ate for lunch and even helps you prepare for the date you're going on this weekend.
While the sweet guy can have the potential to become more, you’d rather keep him in the friend zone.
This one can confuse your kindness for a form of affection, and when you don’t give him the attention he craves, he will be very blunt about he feelings in the form of tears or unnecessary arguments.
Now, it’s perfectly fine for a man to be in tune with his emotions, but when you forget to call him one day, he shouldn't be blasting “The War” and subtweeting you.
6. The Serious One
This Ted Mosby type goes into all their relationships the same way: he wants love, stability, a candidate for marriage and everything else they need. They’re also not into catering your needs while you ignore theirs.
Watching cartoons on Saturday? Check. Avoids serious conversations with witty jokes? Check. Viewing you as an authoritative figure than a girlfriend? Check and mate.
He has garnered the "likes" and attention of many people online, which has given him some form of Napoleon complex. There's not much more than the fact that they take really good photos or can put an outfit together really well. In real life they want the exact attention they receive online. #Getoutwhileyoustillcan!
No secrets here, just a lot of baggage. But when he’s been (almost too) honest with you about his 7-year marriage and kids, there’s no way you can erase his past from your mind. He may be older than you and that’s what attracted you to him, but prepared to accept a lot of things you cannot change.