If you’re in a dating slump, you might want to shake up your dating M.O.
I’d be willing to wager that your romantic rut is the result of you dating the same type of gal over and over. I get it. We all get comfortable, but “comfortable” isn’t conducive to a successful dating life. I mean, I love wearing my favourite grey, ratty American Apparel T-shirt, but, as much as I find it cozy and comforting, I can’t expect to wear it 24/7 because a) it doesn’t go with everything in my closet and b) it will start to stink and people won’t invite me out anywhere. Bottom line: dating the same type of woman doesn’t allow you to grow and evolve, so it might be time for you to try on a totally different woman for size. Plus, dating different types of women helps you decide what you truly want when it comes to the big “C” (commitment).
So, go ahead, shuffle that dating playlist of yours. Here’s a list of the five types of women every guy should date (even just once!).
The Sex Goddess
She loves men and she loves sex, and, yes, she does exist. She’s not crass, just creative. She’s like Samantha from Sex and the City—she doesn’t use sex to manipulate men, she just wants sex. Period.
Why You Need To Date Her: To basically get her out of your system, so you can realize that sex alone—even good sex—cannot sustain a relationship. And learning some pretty hot sex moves to add to your repertoire won’t hurt either.
She’s brainy and not afraid to show it. She graduated in university in three years AND she was the class valedictorian. She gets off on participating in heated debates over Middle East politics and is the one to beat at, well, everything. From Trivial Pursuit to chess, she’s a born winner.
Why You Need To Date Her: She’s the one who will make it worth your while in choosing brains over beauty. Her arguing skills and her insane encyclopaedia-like brain might intimidate you at first, but that’s a good thing. She’ll challenge you and cause you to grow in ways you’ve never experienced before with a woman.
The No Bullshit Woman
She lives her life according to her own rules, and she’s not afraid to tell you like it is. She’s blunt, yes, but she’s also honest. She doesn’t beat around the bush about anything, including the dating game. Hell, she’ll probably ask you out.
Why You Need To Date Her: She’ll teach you how to communicate with the opposite sex. You’ll always know where you stand with her, and that will only benefit you on how to be with your future partners (meaning no games!). Plus, it’s refreshing to be with someone who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it.
The Free Spirit
She loves her life—actually, she loves life in general. She’s spiritual and spontaneous, and probably an artist of some sort. She relies on instinct and intuition, and is concerned with making deep connections with the world around her.
Why You Need To Date Her: She will teach you to chillax. Men usually tend to be goal-oriented, so her lifestyle and outlook on life will teach you to loosen up a bit and not everything has to go to according to plan. Her enchanting spirit might also reveal a romantic and creative side that you never knew you had.
The Guy’s Girl
She’s like a good buddy, and might actually be one of your friends. She’s the girl who you can totally be yourself around, and the one who you have loads in common with, like watching Fargo and cheering on your fave hockey team. She makes you laugh and laughs at all your jokes, and she probably swears like a sailor.
Why You Need To Date Her: She will help you drop your defences and make you realize that you can be friends with a romantic partner. She’ll teach you how to be your complete self around a woman, which is basically what every woman wants anyway.
Just remember that the right “type” of woman is out there for you. Hint: she’s probably the one who makes you feel Pharrell-type happy.
Brianne Hogan is a freelance writer based in Toronto, something of a humorist, and considers herself more Bridget Jones than Samantha Jones. Though she won’t reveal which parts, she will admit to liking emotionally unavailable men and drinking lots of wine. You can follow her on Twitter @briannehogan.