Most of us think of ourselves as being pretty amazing, and when we settle down our chosen partner will match our awesomeness (of course!) But how do we know we’re making the right decision if we’re not fully testing the water beforehand?
A lot can be said about bad relationships, you’ll certainly learn a valuable lesson from each one. There are certain types of guys that every woman should have some experience dating, these are the men who will make us appreciate “the one” a whole lot more when we do start dating him.
Before settling down every girl should have dated one or more of these:
You meet him in a bar, or at a party. He’s a friend of a friend; you start chatting and find that you like pretty much the same things.
You go out on a few dates and things seem to be going really well; however after 2 or 3 weeks he stops calling, he doesn’t reply to your texts, your friend hasn’t heard from him either, he’s vanished!
This is where you transform into “Frankendate” who won’t stop calling him, posting on his Facebook, checking his Twitter, turning up at his house, and generally stalking the living daylights out of him, justifying your behaviour as genuine concern for his safety (of course).
If you find yourself saying “well it’s already ruined so what have I go to lose?” as your fingers start to dial his number, then walk away woman! He’s fine; he just doesn’t want to date you anymore.
The Wet Lettuce
We all go through the stage of feeling like we need one of those ‘can’t do enough for you’ types of guys. Doesn’t sound bad does it? Having someone always prepared to bow to your every whim, never say no, allow you to be the biggest diva you can possibly be.
I’m not denying that the novelty of this is fun… but only for a while. After a short time it gets to be a little grating, and you begin to wish that your man would “man up” and not be so soft. Once this feeling kicks in he’ll slowly begin to annoy you until you finally break up with him.
The Brick Wall
This guy is nice, you have fun and get along well. However you will begin to discover that he is very stubborn and never wrong.
During arguments (of which there are certain to be plenty, everything is your fault, remember?) your feisty nature is trying to penetrate his concrete exterior, yet you cannot.
Talking with him is like hitting your head against a brick wall, it doesn’t move and all you end up doing is hurting yourself. One too many shouting matches and you’ll soon realise this guy brings out the worst in you.
The Cheating Magnet
It doesn’t matter how much you hate feeling worthless, jealous, and sick to your stomach with the knowledge of his antics; this is the one you won’t be able to walk away from.
You’ll fall hard and will be unable to breathe until he finally decides you two are over. In the meantime you’ll spend nights crying into your pillow, praying that he changes and realises you are ‘the one’.
Truth is, he won’t. And even though you know deep down what he’s doing behind your back, you’ll keep voluntarily pulling the wool over your own eyes and staying safe in your bubble of ignorance and naivety. Loving this hard hurts, but it is a necessary rite of passage.
The Utter Loony
For some reason you found his unhinged craziness endearing when you first met. He seemed completely barmy, but only acted crazy toward everyone but you.
However, once you are in a relationship with him things become more and more peculiar. When you eventually break it off with the lunatic, the gravity of your decision to date him in the first place sinks in and you feel lucky to be in one piece.
Don’t do it again, who knows what the voices will tell “crazy” to do to you in your sleep.
We all have to date a few of the characters above; most of us date these guys thinking they’re fine, but by the time we find out their true nature it’s too late.
Think of the dating process as boyfriend tombola. Now doesn’t that sound fun?
If you still haven’t found Mr Marriage Material then I highly recommend also dating: The Mummy’s Boy, The Dope Smoker, The Boy Racer, and The Narcissistic just to make sure you really appreciate your future husband when you finally choose to settle down.
This guest post was written by Kissy Bang Bang, a sexual health brand with a fun side!
- What Women Expect from Men (dangerouslee.biz)