The very thought of dating can bring even the most sane woman to her knees.
From the first-date jitters to the weird way he insists upon folding his socks, you may consider joining a nunnery rather than hopping back into the dating pool.
But have no fear, ladies. I've put together a list of the most common guys, and their pros and cons. Here are the 10 most common types of guys you'll see out there on the playing field.
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The "It's All About Me Dude": You'll know this classic narcissist when you find him looking in the mirror and fixing his hair over your shoulder as you embrace.
Pros: He's hot.
Cons: He's not as hot as he thinks he is.
The Starving Artist: You'll know this guy because he's waiting tables while waiting for his carefully-penned book to sell or his record deal to magically fall into his lap.
Pros: He's sensual and great in the sack.
Cons: At 40, he's still playing in a grunge band, positive he's going to "make it big" one day.
The Metrosexual: This guy knows all your shows -- from Golden Girls reruns to Sex in the City, he's got them all under his belt -- and will happily watch them again.
Pros: He knows if your bag matches your lipstick and knows the best place to get manicures in town.
Cons: You can't tell if he's gay.
Your Boss: This guy isn't YOUR boss, per se (hopefully, because awk!), but he's THE Boss -- the Big Big Boss -- the kind that makes his employees shiver whenever he's nearby.
Pros: He's assertive and not afraid to go after what he wants.
Cons: He'll occasionally treat you like an employee rather than a partner.
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Casanova Complex: A true romantic, this guy has been engaged more times than you can count on one hand, always convinced his next date will be with The One.
Pros: He'll shower you with praise and compliments.
Cons: As soon as you show that you're human (by burping after dinner, for example), he's moved on to the next One.
The Professor: This guy is a genius (or believes he is, at the very least), able to talk for hours about quantum physics or astronomy.
Pros: He's very interesting to listen to.
Cons: Because he "knows everything," you'll never be right.
Uncle Pervy: This guy knows everything about you, from where you graduated to the type of honey you put in your afternoon tea, he's got it all laid out.
Pros: You never have to explain what you're doing.
Cons: You'll never have to explain what you're doing because he already knows.
The One: You'll know this guy from the sweeping montage music playing in the background when you two meet.
Pros: well, he's The One!
Cons: He only exists in movies from the 1930s.
BFF: You'll know this dude because, well, you guys are besties -- have been for years.
Pros: He knows you and STILL loves you.
Cons: Dating means that you run the risk of ruining a great friendship.
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That Dude With the Accent From That Small Ass Country You Can't Remember the Name Of: You'll meet this guy as you wander around the dog park or at a small coffee shop.
Pros: His accent leaves you breathless.
Cons: He's hoping to marry you for a Green Card.
What other types of guys are out there?
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