Types of guys you should NEVER date – Being alone is better than being with the wrong person It seems like every few years, there is a new book declaring that women are too picky and that we need to “settle” for Mr. Right Now as opposed to Mr. Perfect Someday.
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The most famous of the books and articles encouraging this proposition is Lori Gottlieb’s article in The Atlantic, which was later turned into a whole book: Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough.
Her argument is compelling, but she is wrong. Because a happy relationship is worth fighting for and, in the end, being alone is better than being with the wrong person. But what does “settling” even mean?
Here are the 7 types of men women settle for (and why they need to stop).
1. The Vampire
It’s awesome that this guy is always there for you and fantastic that you can count on him all the time. But isn’t it also weird how you always pay for dinner? Or how he lives with you but doesn’t help with the rent?
Like Shell in Season 3 of Transparent, your mooch is taking your stuff and living off your success. Obviously, we don’t all need to be with Mr. Alpha, but it’s nice to feel like he can hold up his end of the bargain. Especially if and when children and marriage come into the picture. If the guy is lazy and always available and you pay for everything, sticking with him would be a mistake.