Posted on September 21, 2009 by Two Becomes One
Dating for singles can be a great deal of fun, if you get past the uncertainty and doubt and just enjoy yourself. As you do date, you may encounter several different types, or you may seem drawn to one. Forrest Gump said life was like a box of chocolates, but boy, he didn’t mention that sometimes you get the jelly when you really just wanted a nice little nut. Ah, wait…then again, sometimes you’d like a carmel and you end up getting all the nuts. There are just far too many places you can go with the nut puns.
The Swinging Cat
This is one hip cat. Do people even say that anymore? The Swinging Cat is the one you see at the bar or the club, out and about having a great time. The Swinger is not usually a welcome addition. If you can see chest hair from an unbuttoned shirt with a gold chain, he’s probably The Swinging Cat. You might be able to get a drink or two off of him, but once he starts talking with that little sideways wink- ew. Have your wingwoman whisk you off to the bathroom so that he can slime on over to someone else.
The Nice Guy
He’s sitting there, nursing a beer. He’ll give you a sweet look and send you a drink. You may recognize the Nice Guy by his sweater and jeans approach to fashion. Generally soft spoken, the flaw in The Nice Guy is that he doesn’t ever really make a move. Get a few drinks in the Nice Guy and you’ll get to hear all about how he’s “always the friend” and of course, how “nice guys finish last”.
The Genuine Article
This is the man you’re looking for. A rare, possibly endangered species, the Genuine Article, is out there- believe it or not. Often coming across as initially the Nice Guy, the Genuine Article actually makes an effort to impress without coming over the top with things and posturing as the Swinging Cat does. At the end of the night, rather than offering up a “your place or mine” The Genuine Article prefers to exchange numbers so that arrangements can be made to get to know one another better.
The Bad Boy
I’m sure you remember Spike from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Or Fonzie from Happy Days. The Bad Boy is different from the Swinger because he isn’t there to pick up girls. He’s just out, playing pool, having a few drinks with friends and comes across as dark and mysterious. Getting to know if there is a Swinger, Nice Guy or Genuine Article under neath the surface can be a bit tricky here. The Bad Boy can truly go into any of these.
For as many types of men as are out there, there is a type- while we make jokes about stereotypes, sometimes simply getting to know someone is really the only way to tell what he’s all about. But, well, if you’re out at the bar or the club, sometimes being able to read between the lines helps.
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