How does the saying go? “Better to be alone than in bad company”.
Is that true? I believe so… but who cares what I think? This blog is all about you.
I have seen people marry the guy that they had snubbed for years, just because they could no longer bear the staring of the waitress when asking for a table for one at their favourite restaurant.
Doesn't it feel nice to get a good morning text?
We have already done our pros and cons list on being single or in a relationship.
But the real question now is: is it better to be single or in ANY relationship?
Actually, the real question is: what’s on the market?
Looking around I have noticed that there are 5 types of guys whom are pretty easy to come across (I haven’t looked much, let me know what else is around).
Here are my thoughts on whether and why you should or shouldn’t date them.
THE GYM JUNKIE
He’s a hottie, the kind of guy that makes every woman on the planet burn with desire
Done, you found the one! I can stop writing. He’s the man you want!
Are you sure?
Go for it: If you are gym-obsessed yourself, what’s better than being crazy together?
Imagine: from now on, you’ll have someone who understands you when you talk about Pyramiding, Tabata (wasn’t that a witch?) or HIIT. You’ll have your personal spotter (I did study before writing this post 😉).
You and Mr Gym will be the Brangelina of your neighbourhood! Both good looking, fit, walking around eating your protein bars!
Pass: If you're a lazy-carbohydrate-lover like myself, this isn't the man for you. As soon as you are ready to enjoy your double mozzarella pizza his look will make you feel so bad (I'm still not sure whether that look is envy or just repulsion).
Walking with him will be exciting… everyone looking at… HIM… nobody will notice you ☹
Think about it: have you tried to get fit for ages with no results? You should consider dating Mr Gym. Maybe nothing too serious but a 6 month of free personal training won’t be too bad.
THE SOCIAL ACTIVIST
He’s the most caring person that you’ve ever met. He’s into every possible cause. He’s always around protesting against something.
OK, you have changed your mind, forget the gorgeous Mr Gym, this is the man you want. So fascinating! You can already see your life as Mrs next Nobel-peace-prize-winner.
Are you sure?
Go for it: Only, and I say ONLY, if you are really supportive of ALL the movements out there. No, the stuff about animal cruelty that you posted on your Facebook timeline yesterday doesn’t count. OK, let’s be clear about it: we’re talking about doing stuff for real!
Pass: Do you love bacon for brekkie? PASS! Do you enjoy putting your air-conditioner at maximum-speed when it's hot as hell? PASS! Do you think having a shopping centre open at weekends is convenient? PASS! Are you crazy about your leather jacket? Your make up? Your hair style products? PASS! PASS! PASS!!!
Everything you use is evil!
Think about it: You want a man who is passionate; you’ve always dreamed about helping others; you believe that you can do something to change the world but you don’t know how? Maybe you should start dating him, he can show you the way.
Intelligent, well-read, shy, fan of every videogame and fantasy book, yes, he’s a nerd.
Seeing a nerd hitting on you is the sweetest thing in the world. You’ll feel as if you were in front of a puppy, how can you say no to a little puppy?
Are you sure?
Go for it: If you are pretty smart yourself, you would like someone to talk to, someone who not only learns something but masters it!
Don’t forget that a nerd is not used to have a girlfriend, so he will make you feel flattered and admired all the time.
To be honest, nerds are usually very focused and ambitious. So probably, around his thirties he will have his own place, a good job and a really interesting hobby. Not too bad!
Biggest pro: NO SPORTS!
Pass: You’ve never truly enjoyed learning. With a nerd next to you, it will be all about learning new skills and new topics.
If your brain doesn’t travel at 100 mph, better not date one of them or you’ll risk feeling not up to the challenge (Big Bang Theory is a lie!).
If you like lovey-dovey stuff, don’t even think to date a nerd, he won’t show any emotion, or at least not in public.
Think about it: Are you planning to enroll in a trivia tournament? Date him (and of course, bring him along), your team will be the winner!
THE PARTY ANIMAL
He’s the soul of the party. Everyone loves him. He's confident, funny and usually good looking.
Why shouldn’t you date him? Of course, you want him… You’d feel like the girlfriend of a Rockstar!!!
Are you sure?
Go for it: If you love partying at least as much as Kanye West loves himself.
You’ll party every night. EVERY NIGHT.
Are you dying to go to that exclusive club that has a queue longer than the Great Wall of China? He's your guy! He will let you in in a matter of seconds!
It won't be only parties though, there will also be festivals, trips, concerts...
Pass: Having a big family is your goal? Don’t waste your time with him. The party animal won’t commit! Why should he give up a bottle of vodka for a bottle of milk?
Think about it: You’re not ready for something serious and you want to feel like a celebrity? You found the right guy. Get ready for Ibiza!
Charming beard, stylish eyeglasses and organic beer belly? Yes, it’s him! The "effortless cool" man walking around knowing it all (or at least pretending to).
Who can really avoid to be attracted to him? He’s the best, he must be yours!
Are you sure?
Go for it: Do you like indie-rock? Organic food? Weird mix of coffee? Bingo! You found your man.
Going out with a hipster means having the desire to absorb. Every day it will be a new vegan recipe, a new ground of coffee and a new cream made from Himalayan berries. It will be a new exhibition, a new book launch, a new conference, and everything will be on some obscure topic you’ve never heard of before.
Pass: To comb his beard it will take him at least double the time that takes you to do your hair, put your make up on and get dressed.
If all you want is a Carlton Draught and you don’t care whether it’s organic or not, pass.
Do you really want to go out with someone that will stop at every single vintage store?
Think about it: Do you need to wear glasses? Do you have any food intolerance? Start dating him (at least, for the length of time your doctor advised to cut gluten off your diet), you’ll feel less alone.
I know there are many, many more kinds of guys out there. Let me know if you have come across other types in the comments. I would also love to hear which type you would go for.
Andy’s comment after reading this: I’m none of them.
(First of all, Andy, you’re not on the market! And secondly, are you sure?)