What’s Your Type? The 6 Guys You Need to Know About
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What’s Your Type? The 6 Guys You Need to Know About

Figuring out your type will improve your dating life. It can open your eyes to potential problems or help you score your ideal guy. So give this a read to find out if your type is the elitist, the sweet guy, the career guy, or something else!

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Do your relationships always fail? Or do you struggle to find someone with whom you can really connect? Figuring out your type will improve your dating life in a few different ways.

It might open your eyes to whether your type is a little problematic, and whether you need to switch gears. On the other hand, it might give you some insight as to the kind of guy you really want and how to win him over!

The Elitist

He’s smart, worldly, poised, and he seems to know everything!

The Good

This guy always has something interesting to say, and he knows about the best of everything: The best music, the best hole-in-the-wall eateries, and the coolest destinations to visit. You’ll never drink bad coffee or cheap wine as long as you’re with him.

The Bad

He can be condescending about whatever he thinks is beneath him. He might be forgiving of your guilty pleasures, but he’ll never let you live it down if you mention liking Guinness or White Zinfandel. He’s also very hard to please or impress, so good luck choosing your next restaurant or Netflix binge.

How to Win Him Over

The elitist is snobby about most things, but the women he dates are usually not one of them. As long as you’re ready to learn from him and be sufficiently impressed, you’ll have an easy time. If you yourself have discerning tastes, you may have to go through a few of these elitist guys to find the one whose snobbery matches yours.

The Sweet Guy

Kind, cheerful, and always ready to help others. He’s amazing, but will he be amazing for you?

The Good

He’s kind and helpful, and his overwhelming positivity is easily infectious. You’re constantly touched by how much he cares for others, and you feel good knowing that he’ll always do the right thing. He’s the kind of guy that makes you want to be a better person!

The Bad

His sweetness sometimes veers over into naivety, so he can be easy to exploit. He’s also often over-extended, what with constantly volunteering or helping anyone that asks. He may not have enough time for you.

How to Win Him Over

Winning him over is the easy part, but to keep him, you’ll have to support his kindness. If you match his kindness and help him help others, you’ll be able to create a relationship that thrives!

The Vain Guy

Who doesn’t like a good-looking guy? It just so happens that a lot of the hottest guys are also quite vain.

The Good

He’s gorgeous and he always smells good. You’ll feel like you won a prize by being with him! He cares about how he looks, so he’ll never judge you for doing the same, whether it means shopping or regular salon-appointments.

The Bad

If he’s spending so much time on his appearance, what is he compromising? You may find that he lacks other positive traits or hobbies, since he’s too busy staring at the mirror all day.

There’s also the risk that his focus on his own appearance will extend to your appearance as a couple. You’ll feel forced to keep up, which may get fatiguing. Finally, you’re at risk of feeling sloppy or ugly when you’re with him.

How to Win Him Over

If you’re not worried about keeping up with a looks-obsessed partner, pursuing him shouldn’t be too hard. You’ll have a lot of competition at first, and your looks probably will matter. Once you get past the first few dates, he’ll be easy to keep as long as you don’t judge him for his vanity and give him plenty of compliments.

The Career Guy

This guy is passionate about his career, whether he’s working for someone else or building his own business.

The Good

His passion and ambition are admirable and inspiring. Your future is secure with him. Depending on your age, it might still take a few years, but you know that with his career, you’ll always have enough food on the table and a roof over your head. Money won’t be an issue.

The Bad

Building a career is stressful, time-consuming work. Actually seeing him will be difficult, and you’ll always have that fear in the back of your head that he cares about his job more than he cares about you. If you’re just as ambitious as he is, you’ll understand where he’s coming from, but actually building a relationship will be even harder.

How to Win Him Over

Aligning your schedules is going to be the hard part. This guy will be yours as long as you never force him to choose between you and his work. Are you ready to do that?

The Chill Guy

Life is easy for the chill guy, or at least he lives as though it is. Nothing makes him worry, and he just goes with the flow.

The Good

He rarely yells or loses his temper. He’s great to be with when you just want to relax, and he won’t judge you for doing nothing. He’ll let you take charge, and you don’t need to worry about trying to impress him or keep up with him.

The Bad

He’s probably kind of lazy and he won’t be able to empathize when your life gets stressful. You’ll have to be the serious one in the relationship, and if you’re not down for that, you won’t have much fun. You’ll have to cajole him to do things and you’ll have to organize everything, which can get exhausting over time.

How to Win Him Over

Be prepared that he likely won’t go out of his way to pursue you. You’ll have to call and arrange dates, although chances are he’ll be happiest if you agree to just come over to his place and cuddle on the couch with him. If that sounds divine, he might be the reprieve you need from a hectic life.

The Romantic Guy

Yes, men who love love do exist! If you want to always feel like a princess, this might be your type.

The Good

The romantic guy is straight out of a movie. You can expect flowers, love songs, chocolates, and candle-lit dinners. He’ll make you feel special and appreciated, which is quite rare these days. He’s not afraid of commitment or of saying “I love you,” so you’ll always feel secure in your relationship.

The Bad

If this guy isn’t really your type, all that cheesy romance will start to feel grating. Even if he is your type, there are some potential issues. The romantic guy can be very possessive. If he goes way over-the-top with his romantic gestures early on, he might also be “love bombing” you which paves the way for abuse later on. Tread carefully.

How to Win Him Over

The romantic guy wants to fall in-love! It doesn’t matter if you match his intensity or behave in an aloof manner, because he’s shameless and willing to chase by default. As long as you let him do his thing and make him feel appreciated, he’ll be yours.

We All Have a Type

So, which of these guys is your type? Once you know, take a good hard look at the pros and cons of being with him, so you can make smart choices in your dating life.

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