What’s Your Type?

Let us get vain here for a minute? Do you mind? I hope not. Cause it is happening.

As much as we all want to fall in love with the personality of a guy, we all know that the first thing you see with a potential interest is their looks.

For me, I’m always attracted to the same type of guy. I have a very particular “type”.

What is my type you might ask? The lumberjack.

Yes. I like a beefy guy with a solid five o’clock shadow who could be featured in a Brawny ad, an Old Spice commercial, or somewhere in the woods. They are always taller than me where I could wear heels and still be shorter and they always look strong enough to take a flirtatious “stronger than I think I am” slap on the arm from me.

While personalities have varied, I’ve rarely stray from my type. It is actually pretty ridiculous how every guy I’ve dated falls so easily into the mold.

Don’t think you have a type? I bet you do. Maybe yours is more personality based (you lucky girl you) or maybe like me, you go for a certain look. If you don’t know your type, ask your friends. My friends called me out on my type to a T. And then I called them out right back.

But now that I am so blatantly aware of my type, I’ve run into a problem.

While trying online dating, you are matched based on fit with your personality questions. Somehow, no lumberjacks fit as part of my matches! OkCupid is not letting me date my type.

I did find one guy that was my type- literally he was carrying a tree and had a red and black plaid shirt on. But we were only a 20% match, (we can really get into if this percentage matters in a later post). As a bit of a social experiment, I messaged him. He messaged me back. He seemed okay, but then he started texting me. Let’s just say- FAIL. There were a lot of typos.

So what do you think? If you know what you like, should you stick with it?  Or should you try to go beyond the type?

As much as you want to date the person for what is inside, doesn’t the outside play into how you feel about them?

Okay. Lauren’s brief moment of vain-ness over, but sure to be re-hatched when I hear what you think!

Let’s talk.

Happy Thursday Y’all!

Lauren Schaefer

Lauren Schaefer is a nonprofit event planner, comedy improviser, avid blogger and New York City single lady. She documents her own new journey as a young professional in New York at her blog From the Fifth Floor.

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