The 7 Archetypes of Men Every Woman has Dated
  • Posted Nov 18, 2012
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Can one man really fulfill the various needs of a woman? In a recent 30 Rock episode, Jack Donaghy and his latest girlfriend Zarina reminded daters everywhere that sometimes one person can’t be “everything” with their open relationship. Though not all of us are like Zarina, who dated multiple people in hopes of fulfilling all their need, we have dated certain archetypes of men.

We know better than to trust everything we watch on tv other than the news, especially when it comes to dating. So, we polled members on the 7 kinds of men every woman has dated.


1. Someone to Make Her Parents Angry

Ah, college. The laughs, the tears, the rebellion. The guy your mother warned you about…coupled with your new piercing.


2. The Experiment

After every major breakup, every woman feels the need to change her fate and seek more control of her dating destiny. The experiment is the guy who is “totally not [her] type” or “what [she] usually goes for”.


3. Boy Toy

Absolutely gorgeous, this guy is made for two things only: to feast your eyes upon with a side of self-gratification and a heated romp. Conversation is limited, possibly because his tongue is in your mouth 80% of the time.


4. The Spiritual One aka Hippie

The reason why you decided Meatless Monday was going to be every day of the week. Dinner discussions involve the ethical and spiritual state of society while planning your yoga-surf retreat.


5. Yes Man

The perfect boyfriend: obliges all your requests, including watching The Notebook on a Friday night. Why did you break up again? Oh right, because you were dating a soundboard.


6. Father Figure

He’s older, worldly, and suave. The mentor and lover who raises the bar for the next guy.


7. Money Guy

This guy knows actions speak louder than words. Hence, the box from Tiffany’s when he’s in the doghouse.


Have you ever dated any of these types of men? 

5 Responses to “The 7 Archetypes of Men Every Woman has Dated”

  1. Angela says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome in this blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements, but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to “Blog Etiquette” on WhatsYourPrice blog for more details.

  2. daizyroses says:

    you missed the control freak. LOL. the guy that teels you what to do and attempts to run your every moment. treats you like a barbie and comments on everything from your clothes to your nails. you slowly convert into his ideal woman and lose yourself and one day wake up and realize it. after him you find the experiment. LOL. I like this blog.

  3. Pipqueen says:

    lol ive dated a few of these guys and sometimes those who posses some of these qualities in one guy. for instance “older and spiritual ”
    aaah its all good, life experiences, no regrets here.

  4. Suzy says:

    I disagree with the stereotypes. I hate guys that try to be a certain type of guy. I sense the phony act. It is difficult for a guy to pull of the Mascho stud with me since I’m tall and educated. I will just melt for that rare guy who can. The wannabe’s are the worst. A Man who is comfortable in his own skin and can be the Yin to my Yang, not the Yes Man, but a man who can dare to adventure is the best I’ve found.

  5. Man says:

    One type is missing. “the guy you can not get or the guy is not interested in you”

    Beautiful woman looking for a challenge too. They know about the qualities they have. For them a man becomes extremly interesting if he shows no interest on her.

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