There are 20 different kinds of guys in the world. Yep, we were surprised too, but it’s totally true. They range from the wannabe front man to the overly cautious dude with everything in between. So you either are one of these types yourself – or you’re likely dating one.
20. The Selfish Type
The Selfish Type will never offer you his jacket if you’re cold. He’ll constantly ask you for “little favors” and never seem to really have your back in return. If you’re unlucky enough to find yourself dating a selfish guy, you better hope that he’s got some other amazing quality that makes it worth it.
19. The Overly Cautious Guy
For the overly cautious guy (a.k.a. the worrier), life is a series of scary obstacles to overcome. If there’s a spider in the bathroom, they avoid it at all costs. If there’s an adventure to be had, they analyze every possible pitfall first. If you’re dating a worrier, you can forget about romantic spontaneity; it ain’t gonna happen.
18. The Environmentally Conscious Type
You can spot him a mile off because he’ll be driving a Prius plug-in hybrid and wearing an organic shirt made of hemp. That’s right, he’s the environmentally conscious dude obsessed with Mother Earth. He’s a decent date (after all, who wants more climate change?), but all hell will break loose if you forget to recycle.
17. The Polite Type
He’s the perfect gentleman, a charmer and always well-mannered. Yes, the Polite Type is a firm believer that chivalry is not dead; he’ll always open the door for you, and “sorry” and “thanks” are his favorite words. As long as he doesn’t stray into Mommy Boy territory, then he’ll make a great boyfriend.
16. The Wannabe Front Man
He’s taken a teenage obsession with Nirvana a step too far. After all, all he wants to do is be in a famous band, and he’s not letting adulthood or mediocre guitar skills put him off. He’s a little annoying as a boyfriend, but he gets an A+ for deluded ambition.
15. The Settling-Down Kind
When this one hits 29, you can expect a proposal within the year. After all, the Settling-Down Kind has already decided what he’s going to call his four kids, has a robust 401k and drives a sensible family-sized Volvo. If you want a safe bet, he’s your man – that is, unless he’s already engaged.
14. The Ultimate Player
The Ultimate Player is a narcissistic charmer. His phone is full of one-night Tinder conquests and angry WhatsApp messages from jilted ex-lovers. Chances are he’s in his 20s or 30s, and if you’re looking for a hook-up he’s your man. But don’t count on him for the long-haul, or you being the one that gets him to change his ways.
13. The Self-Involved Guy
The Self-Involved Guy likes to think that he’s an intellectual, an aspiring philosopher who woos you by quoting famous authors. But beware, this guy’s pseudo-talent is just a mask for his constant naval-gazing. Yes, you’ll end up talking exclusively about his hair problems in no time.
12. The Emotionally Distant Dude
Is he sad? Happy? Deliberately acting aloof in a misguided attempt to charm you? The Emotionally Distant Dude covers up everything that he’s thinking and feeling. Trying to figure him out is an impossible task that you’ll never master, so why bother?
11. The Diamond in the Rough
His dress sense is terrible, he doesn’t have a funny bone in his body, and he acts kind of dumb. But you can totally fix him! He’s a diamond in the rough, an undiscovered gem of talent and brilliance, and nothing will convince you otherwise.
10. The Pushover
He can’t stand confrontation and will go along with anything. Alas, the Pushover is one of the worst types of guys to have as your beloved. It might not be a problem at first, but his inability to make a decision or have a real discussion will eventually drive you crazy.
9. The Romantic
He can’t go out on a date without it being an elaborately planned event, complete with red roses and a string quartet. His favorite movie is The Notebook, and he’s proposed to multiple women, possibly in a hot air balloon – in Paris. And while he can be fun to date, keep in mind that you’ll be on a pedestal the whole time.
8. The Big Shot
He works in finance and drives an overpriced German sports car. He talks too loud on the phone, making it painfully aware to everyone that he’s closing an important business deal. Plus, he wears showy watches but doesn’t have any real style. Unless flashy appeals to you, he’s not exactly marriage material.
7. The Mommy’s Boy
His idea of a great Saturday night is going round his mom’s house for a home-cooked dinner. Mommy dearest has the keys to his apartment, which she uses to let herself in all the time to do his laundry. Indeed, the Mommy’s Boy is incapable of doing basic tasks for himself. All in all, he’s a great boyfriend. JK, he’s terrible; stay clear.
6. The Adventurer
This guy grabs life by the horns and is taking on a new adventure practically every day. Whether it’s white water rafting or rock-climbing, he’s living life to the max. Yes, the Adventurer is fun to be around, but if you’re after marriage material, the Settling-Down Kind might be more your speed.
5. The Sensitive Guy
He listens to emo music and over-analyzes every lyric. He writes his own poetry and can’t get enough of period British dramas. Yes, he’s the Sensitive Guy. As a partner, he’ll be respectful and almost overly attuned to your every emotion. But if you prefer the strong silent type, it’s time to move on.
4. The Funny Guy
Everyone has at least one funny guy in their lives. You know the guy. He’s always cracking jokes and pulling goofy pranks; he’s the life of every party he goes to. If you’re dating a funny guy, hold on to him – who doesn’t want to laugh all the time?
3. The Socially Conscious Guy
The Socially Conscious Guy is always sending you Change.org petitions to sign and going to every political rally he can find. Yep, he’s an all-out social justice warrior. Usually, he’s intelligent to boot as well as compassionate and thoughtful. In fact, he’s a real find.
2. The Stylish Guy
The Stylish Guy has a seriously good dress sense. Indeed, he wouldn’t be caught dead in Gap, and all his selfies on are point. He’s so into fashion that he follows Karl Lagerfeld’s cat on Instagram. All in all, He’s a great-looking guy to have on your arm, but his stylish tendencies might cross over into annoying vanity.
1. The Ambitious Guy
Whether it’s at work, at home or when it comes to his hobbies, this dude knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go out and get it. Indeed, he’s unapologetically ambitious and driven. He’s a fantastic partner – that is, unless you get in his way.