25, 05, 2016

The types of guys you’ve dated

They say summer is when we fall in love the most – in fact there’s an abundance of songs out there surrounded by summer love. I’ll be one to admit that I’ve been feeling the early love bug’s bite, so I couldn’t help but reflect on all the interesting characters I’ve dated in the past. Regardless of the hits or misses they were all unforgettable experiences. Perhaps you can relate.

1. The one with a girl best friend
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve never had a problem with any of my boyfriends having a girl pal, but hooking up with them isn’t apart of the deal. I think it’s always good to keep an open-mind but if these two already had a history of dating on and off then you need to keep your guard up. If you’re feeling more like the third wheel than his girlfriend, this is obviously not the type of relationship for you.

2. The insecure heartbreaker
This is the type of guy that is too busy worrying about what others think about you two together. Behind closed doors you’re chemistry is amazing, but when his friend’s are present your boyfriend is suddenly not the same guy you know. If he’s more of a follower than a leader and doesn’t think too much for himself, this is a problem on it’s own. If gets to a point where he’s telling you how you should dress or act around his friends it’s time to bounce.

3. The one good on paper, but you’re just not that into
He’s the guy you bring home to your family and everyone loves him to pieces. Your mother might even love him more than you ever really think about him in a day, which doesn’t say much. Sure, he’s smart, funny, goal-oriented, and comes from a wonderful family as well, but something just isn’t sitting right with this one. And when you finally do decide to break it off and tell your family it’s almost as if everyone just attended a funeral.

4. The one who tries to change you
There’s nothing wrong with change, and it certainly happens in every relationship when you start to adapt and learn new things from one another. As we all know, relationships aren’t always picturesque. There’s going to be some differences between you and your beau, but those differences are what you love about each other as well. Since we all grew up with different cultures and values – acceptance is key. Unfortunately, I’ve dated the not so accepting kind.

5. The hottie with the body
Don’t mind my explicit mannerism here when I say a lot of us have had that relationship where you know it’s not going anywhere far, but you find it hard to breakup when the only chemistry you have is in the bedroom. This guy is super hot, and sad enough the only thing you’re concerned about is not being able to find someone as skilled as him.

6. The love at first sight
At least for women, this type of sighting happens on very rare occasions. When it does hit – it hits hard. You may fall so deep to the point where a love song plays in your head while you’re thinking about your future husband this guy. The future looks bright and you fantasize about everything from your first kiss, first vacation getaway, your wedding, and even start imagining how your kids might look like – alright, let’s not get carried away!

7. The guy who acts like your dad
If having one father wasn’t already enough, you find yourself being taken care by your boyfriend. He asks you to call him when you’re coming home from a night out with your friends and if it’s late he’s more than willing to pick you up. Yes, it’s a super sweet gesture, but when he starts calling every hour to see how you’re doing then shows up unexpectedly in track pants, his class of ’05 university hoodie, and a baseball cap things can’t get any weirder than that.

8. The too good to be true
Everything is perfect, a bit too perfect. You have an amazing connection, share a lot of the same interests, are extremely attracted to each other, and can talk hours on end without running out of anything to say that you may even end up finishing each other’s sentences. You might have even been crazy enough to try and find something wrong just because you find it suspicious how well you both connect. Well, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” .

Which of these types have you encountered in your dating life?

41 responses to “The types of guys you’ve dated”

  1. I have encountered just about all of them, sadly to say. But I would first like to show my appreciation for this post. It’s raw and not sugar coated. We have all been in these situations but once they’re gone, we no longer speak on them. They become non-existent. Lol as I was reading through your post, I begin to find my past relationships a bit humorous. It’s crazy how we are all so different but encounter the same situations. Love this!

    • Stacey says:

      Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed my writing 🙂 and you’re right, looking back at past relationships resurfaces all these memories and they’re all a mix of wtf was I thinking, aww, and good experience…but mostly wtf was I thinking hahah

  2. Kate says:

    Number 4! Just about the worst kind of guy you can encounter when you’re young and not too sure of yourself yet. Great post! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  3. Monika says:

    I’ve dated numbers 2, 3 & 5! I was the girl that’s a friend in number 1 as well. All these situations are so common though and they ultimately become interesting stories to tell.


  4. britishmilan says:

    I think I met all of them, yuppie lol! Loved the post btw! x


  5. Rach says:

    Haha I probably dated all of these kind of guys! I totally agree they’re unforgettable and in the end these guys led to who is now my husband. So I guess in the end it all worked out 🙂


  6. Samantha says:

    Encountered a few of these, haha! 😛 Great post!

    Samantha Series

  7. Great post! I want to add the ‘frat boy’/immature boyfriend to that list LOL. Also the French guy, because every french guy I’ve dated ended up being a jerk 😉

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

    • Stacey says:

      Thank god I never dated a frat boy! I imagine that to be total hell hahha, I did have a boyfriend though who was rooming with frat boys and it was already disgusting as it is going to their place lol. I never dated a French guy either but apparently their jerks so thanks for the heads up 😛 hahah!

  8. Jeanne says:

    Such a brilliant typology! Love this post Stacey!

  9. Nerdy Maria says:

    I love this list! I, however, haven’t been in relationship, so not one to relate, haha. But I really enjoyed this post and I can see that so many girls agree with you! x

    The Nerdy Me

  10. I love your sense of humor on this one. Very well thought out and great quality writing! PS you made “Comment of the Week” on Gamine & Stripes this week! Love having you as part of the community. xx-S

    • Stacey says:

      Hahah thanks! When I first started out blogging I use to write more like this so I thought it would be nice to go back to my roots a bit 🙂
      I’ll go check it out! Thanks Shannon <3

  11. Dominique says:

    This post made me giggle a bit because I’ve pretty much dated them all! Hahah! This is why I got a Chihuahua! xx


  12. Carina says:

    This post is so funny and true, really liked it. I haven’t dated Nr. 7 thank God, otherwise…well, you live and you learn. Again, awesome post!


  13. Josune says:

    Hola Guapa! this made me laugh, because I am pretty sure I’ve met most of them on one point! but I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years now and although we are basically opposites it somehow matches up perfectly 🙂

    Have a great Sunday!
    x Josune @ Your Beauty Script


  14. Christina says:

    Haha, great post! I have known a 2,3 and 6…and I’ve been the ‘friend’ of a No.1 guy as well.

  15. Pablo Parra (Fungi) says:

    Hahaha me encantó el relato y como describiste a cada uno de ellos! Y sobre todo la foto de portada! Fue un post sincero pero con muchos toques de humor!


  16. Mira says:

    Haha what an amazing post, I loved reading this! It is so weird when guys suddenly start acting like your dad, it might be sweet at first but after a while it just stops working. And yes, sometimes guys seem to be ‘the one’ but something is missing. I also had to laugh about number 5… I once heard a comedian say that we all need a guy who is caring, good in bed, good-looking, good at cooking, funny and a family man – it is just important that those guys don’t accidentally find out about each other haha. xx


  17. yuka says:

    augh I have encountered so many of these. dating is tough these days! but when you find the one, meeting all these losers to get the the good one is worth it! lol


    • Stacey says:

      So true! I think some people are too much in a rush for these things to happen too, but when the time comes it just comes <3

  18. Ah! I loved reading this!

  19. Haha, Love the post! I’m married for a while now but I have encountered some of these in the past. lol

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

  20. Richel V. says:

    Ha! This is an entertaining list. I’ve never dated but I see these guys with my girl friends, lol.

  21. This was really entertaining to read! Hmm I can think of one more type of guy to add to the list. The type that shoots off their mouth without thinking of their words! Arghhh big jerk. There’s a quote that says “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

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