Hello Ladies! Today in our MNI lovetips101 series, we’ve compiled the very best tips to help you build a healthier relationship. Dating can provide you valuable experiences and insights into what kinds of guys are out there. It helps you find out just what you like and don’t like in potential mates and relationships. However, the search for that “someone” can be frustrating. It may come to the point where you’re willing to settle for anyone, overlooking certain qualities you actually don’t like just so you can finally say you’re in a relationship.
However, if you’re a smart enough woman, you’ll know that there are just a few things that you should not put up with. There really are certain types of men that you should stay away from. While you may or may not have dated their kind in the past, there’s still time to change your ways and wise up to their quirks.
Types of guys to avoid dating
Hey, life is too short to date guys you don’t like. So here, we cut to the chase and give you a definitive list of the types of men you shouldn’t date. In fact, you should totally avoid them like a plague.
#1 The Commitophobe. He can be charming, brooding, mysterious, friendly, and the life of the party. He can be all that you’ve ever wanted in a guy. The only problem is that he’s afraid of commitment. There’s a part of you that wants to change him, that wants to be the one to be able to allay his reservations about it, but he says he’s just happy the way you both are. “Just enjoy the ride,” he says. Well, if that’s not what you want, then it’s time to get off at the next stop. (Also read: Guys: 10 sure signs she is definitely into you )
#2 The Control Freak. He buys you a fancy dress and tells you to wear this on your next date. You appreciate it as a grand, romantic gesture—that is, until he tells you what to order at the restaurant, what to talk about, what to say, how to act. Well, girl, you’ve got yourself a control freak. He’s the bossy guy who will order you around and throw a hissy fit if things don’t go his way. This type of guy can be abusive, so it’s best to steer clear.
#3 The Underachiever. Couch potato, lazy, basement-dweller, lives with his mom, doesn’t have a job, doesn’t have plans. You know this guy. He’s the type who will get out of bed just to pee and then go back to lying on the couch for the rest of the day. He has no hobby *except for maybe video games*, skills, aspirations, or future. Believe us, stay away from this guy.
#4 The Jekyll-and-Hyde. He’ll catch your eye. Every girl’s eye, actually. He’s that dreamy, charming, interesting, witty, prince-charming kind of guy you would love to show off to your family and friends during holiday dinners. However, once you get to know him, you’ll realize that he’s actually a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Whether he has a drinking problem, an addiction, or he’s just plain bipolar, it should actually be none of your business because you shouldn’t be having anything to do with him!
#5 The Alpha Jerk. You won’t miss him in a pack of other guys, as he is usually the leader. Whether in the club, in the office, or just about anywhere, he is the alpha male—and he won’t let anyone forget it. He can be overbearing to the point that he’s annoying and disrespectful. He might even get into brawls or argue with anyone who he thinks may steal the spotlight from him.
#6 The Mama’s Boy. It’s been said that you’ll know a good guy by looking at how he treats his mother, but if he’s a mama’s boy, then you have to say “no.” He can never make a decision without consulting Mom, and if you ever have a relationship with him, you’ll definitely feel like a third wheel in this too-close-for-comfort relationship, anyway.
#7 The Serial Cheater. This is definitely a guy to avoid at all costs. He’ll lie, deceive, and slither his way into your skirt, as well as the skirts of all the other women in town. If you meet a guy who already has a girlfriend, but he cheats on her with you, get real. If he cheated with you, he’ll probably cheat on you, too. Do yourself a favor and don’t even get involved.
#8 The Rover. Though this guy may not actually act on it, the fact that his eyes are always roving around and visually ogling other women *in your presence, the nerve of the guy!* is actually enough to make you want to back off. You don’t have to compete for his attention. And if he’s making inappropriate, pervy comments about other women, then what kinds of things is he saying about you behind your back? Pick yourself up and move along. He’s not worth it.
#9 The Free-Loader. He may look the part: nice clothes, nice shoes, well-manicured nails, and all that. However, the free-loader is actually a kept man. He actively seeks out women to pay his way, much as a lazy, talentless guy would do. He will charm you just so you’ll fall into his trap. After that, he’ll make demands while expecting you to unconditionally and unquestioningly provide for him.
#10 The Cheapskate. Unlike the free-loader, this guy will actually pay… for his meal. He’s the type who will ask you out on a date, but then suggest you go Dutch and may even take out a calculator for it. You can’t expect him to buy you flowers, or anything for that matter. It’s not that he can’t afford to take you to dinner and a movie, he’s just cheap.
There are good guys, there are bad guys, and there are guys who you really shouldn’t even bother getting to know. Now that you have a hold on the types of men to avoid, remember to steer clear of them and save yourself the trouble and the heartache that may otherwise ensue.