Ever wondered about the guy who never seems to want for a partner when hanging out – whether you meet him at a café, a bar or at the opera, he always has a gorgeous woman on his arms.
And to come to think of it, he is not even smarter or richer than you. So what is it about some men that ladies find irresistible while apparently more suitable guys get left out?
The answer perhaps lies in personality types that attract women like moths to the flame; and in case you are still wondering what they are, here is a brief list of the ten types of guys women are inevitably drawn to.
The ambitious go-getter
He is guy who dreams of making it to the top of the professional ladder and has enough grit and competence to get him there. A woman is attracted to him because she knows that if she can stick long enough with him, she may find a life of luxury and indulgence awaiting her down the line. However at the same time, she may not be able to spend as much time with him as she would like. Such a guy is bound to be intelligent, a pleasure to talk to but also a workaholic, pushing himself harder all the while to climb still higher. Indeed he may not even be above to using his partners to achieve his professional goals. Incredibly though, this supreme ambition makes him all the more irresistible to a woman.
He is the guy who has his weekends packed with matches with his fellow-players and when he is not on the field himself, he has his whole gang come over to watch a game on the TV. And yet a woman in a relationship with him can look forward to long hours spent in the outdoors - hiking, walking, biking amidst nature or camping to catch the beautiful sunset on the hills. Add to this, a fit, well-toned body coupled with an open, energetic mind and she may not mind all the loud cheering that goes on in her home during a match.
The best places to meet a geek are probably at a dating website or at the library in the Computers section. A woman may be initially drawn to him after finding that he is fantastic with fixing the anti-virus in her laptop and also programming her dishwasher so that she needn’t change settings ever. Eventually though she will also come to appreciate the fact that he is a low-maintenance guy who is sufficiently wrapped up in himself so as not to expect her to massage his ego all the time. And even if sometimes shy and often socially inept, he is likely to come loaded with the greenbacks, thanks to profitable internet start-ups and high-paid software jobs.
The chilled-out dude
This is the type of guy who couldn’t be bothered to fix a leaky faucet unless the bathroom is actually under four feet of water. He is only too happy to let the good things of life find him and incredibly enough Lady Luck does seem have a way of walking half-way to meet him – or how could he end up attracting girls left and right? While this laidback approach to life may include several missed opportunities in work and love, it also translates into a “live and let live” philosophy which women find irresistible, particularly those who have been at the receiving end of overly-critical and controlling men in the past.
Women find the artist impossible to resist for the simple reason that he embodies a life of creativity and passion which is not sold out to commerce and ‘filthy lucre’. Even though this guy may not make a living selling paintings on the sidewalk, he is probably engaged in something that allows him to express his artistic side - like a curator in a museum, a fashion designer with a reputed studio or a photo-editor in a magazine. He may not bring home the biggest pay packet but that is because he likes to be engaged in work that satisfies his creativity. And even though he is liable to be sometimes moody and unpredictable, women find him irresistible because he can woo them like no other man – with poems he may have written just for them or with a photograph which makes his partner look like a diva.
The absent-minded Professor figures as a more sedate variation of the above artistic type but is no less attractive to women looking for a life of stability and intellectual discussion. Rather unfairly stereotyped as wearing different colored socks on either feet and perpetually looking for his reading glasses while they are perched right on his nose, the intellectual guy is often derided for lack of his social graces and romantic side. However as a life partner, the professor/ researcher/ scientist can offer almost everything that a long term relationship thrives on – financial security, emotional availability and physically being there when his partner needs him.
He is the one that almost all female fantasies are made of. An earthquake expert, international spy, hot-shot war correspondent – call him by any name but the fact is he likes to live on the razor-sharp edge of safety. He is happiest when flying from one trouble zone to another and bringing back images of what we in our pathetically-cocooned lives can only dream about. It is this constant association of danger and impermanence which makes this guy incredibly irresistible to women. Unfortunately their temporal presence never makes for more than a casual affair but then what an affair that is!
Relationship experts often warn men not to show off when dating or make too much noise about their latest million-dollar condo. At the same time though, when done with the right level of confidence and pizzazz, such expressions of vanity can attract women, particularly those who are in search of security and assurance from others. And indeed, there is usually a kernel of truth behind all that self-aggrandizement. More often than not such a guy will be successful in his profession and even hold a certain standing in society.
The Bad Boy
He is the quintessential guy every woman’s mother warns her about and precisely for this reason, she cannot seem to get him out of her mind. He will stand a woman up on dates, ask her to pay his bills and even flirt with other girls right before her eyes. But the same time he is unpredictable, outrageously non-conformist, knows how to give her a good time and couldn’t care less what the world thinks of him. So many of these are exactly what she would like to do herself that she can’t help but admire this guy and even fall for him.
Mr. Nice Guy
This is the kind of guy a woman is looking to take to meet her family. He is considerate of her emotions, never forgets to hold her jacket and always remembers the anniversary of their first date. The problem with him is that he is too predictable and does not mind people running him over. And if a woman really loves him, sometimes she suspects it is more out of pity than out of respect. Despite being the butt of many jokes, such guys are actually hard to come by and if a girl has just broken up with an unfeeling and uncaring ex, the soothing presence and the thoughtful attentions of this guy may be just the thing she needs.