Monday, February 11, 2008

5 Guys Every Gal Should Date

This is for the girls.
Guys, you can read too. Will love to hear what everyone has to say.

5 Guys Every Gal Should Date Before Settling Down by Brenda Della Casa, author of Cinderella Was a Liar

So you want a boyfriend. You're sick of the singles scene and ready to move right past "Go" and settle down with someone who will carry you straight into your happily ever after. Well, hold it right there, Miss Antsy-Pants! Before you go tango into the sunset with Mr. Right, you've got to take a few spins around the dating dance floor with a few Mr. Right Nows. Dating different personality types is the most effective way to find out your likes, dislikes and deal breakers. In fact, spending time with the wrong guys — namely these five — can actually make you a better package when Mr. Fabulous comes along.

Mr. Nice Romantic Guy

He'll show up with flowers, leave cards around your apartment and quote Keats on a whim. Think old-fashioned courtship, where you're being wooed instead of sitting by the phone wondering if he'll call.
Celebrity Counterparts:
Cary Grant, Johnny Depp as Don Juan DeMarco
What He'll Teach You:
This affectionate man will show you a softer side of our male counterparts (what a relief to have someone fawn over you for a change!), all the while raising your expectations of how you wish to be treated. After realizing that there are guys out there who understand the importance of a random note or kiss in the moonlight, you'll be less likely to stay with someone who degrades or ignores you in the future.
The Catch:
Most of the time these guys are in love with the idea of love. This means they will come on strong but lose momentum in the long haul as the reality of a relationship sets in (i.e., disagreements, uneventful days), but that doesn't mean you shouldn't date him and enjoy the experience! Just keep a level head while he floats around you.

Mr. Big Shot

He dresses sharp, talks slick and has the perfectly coiffed looks of a man straight out of a lad mag. One look at him in his tailored suit and you're toast — which is exactly why he wears it.
Celebrity Counterparts:
Chris Noth as Mr. Big, any Bond.
What He'll Teach You:
From sending your nether regions to Brazil (Mr. Big Shot doesn't 'do' granny panties) to the proper way to age a Cabernet, you're in for a crash course in the finer way of life. Dinners will be four-star and the conversation will witty. You'll walk from this relationship more sophisticated and well-aware of your own inner vixen.
The Catch:
As the 007 of romance, he's going in for the kill. He knows exactly what he's doing and the effect it's having on you — and every other girl around him. The odds of this guy slipping out of his suit and into a comfy relationship are low, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy the smooth ride around the town while it lasts.

Mr. Sexy Older Guy

He's old enough to have settled into his skin and has been involved with enough women to know that you require much more than dinner and a few martinis to get into the mood. Best of all, he never makes you late for dinner because he's playing Xbox.
Celebrity Counterparts:
Sean Connery, Antonio Banderas
What He'll Teach You:
He's got a lifetime of experience to share (in and out of the bedroom), which will likely keep you on your toes (and curling them, too!). Plus, he'll show you how to see life in a different way. No matter how long it lasts or how it ends, you'll walk away worldlier — and will never settle for a measly five minutes of foreplay again.
The Catch:
Despite what Demi and Ashton might say, age is more than a number. If you are just starting to get comfortable in your skin and he's shed his several times, there is a good chance you'll have issues with long-term compatibility. Sure, he's hot now, but how will you feel in 10 years? Give one another a thrill, then move onto someone you both can relate to.

Mr. Man's Man

He carries your bags, will defend your honor and would rather swallow glass than shave his chest or take hot wax to his eyebrows.
Celebrity Counterparts:
Frank Sinatra, Russell Crowe
What He'll teach You:
This rough rogue will have you relishing in your femininity like no other. Why? There is something about raw masculinity that brings out the damsel in all of us. Dating this bruiser will show you how fun it can be when he shows you who the man is (think Rhett Butler when he scooped Scarlett up those stairs!). Dating him will do one of two things: make you squeal with delight or appreciate your ability and right to wear the pants sometimes. Regardless, be sure to play Scarlett at least once — trust us!
The Catch:
You're dying to be wined and dined but he's already made plans to meet you down at the pub. This is the guy who gets inspired by Braveheart and cries only "out of frustration." He's also prone to affairs… with his favorite sports teams. Oh, and forget about asking him to hold your purse while you do anything — he wouldn't dare.
Mr. Fun Social Guy

Whether he's out with friends or meeting the family for brunch, one thing's for certain: He's going to be the life of the party.
Celebrity Counterparts:
Will Farrell, Vince Vaughn
What He'll Teach You:
There is something very attractive about a man who's always ready to have a good time. You'll laugh a lot and learn how to go with the flow and let things slide. These types are often quite spontaneous, which means you should be ready for anything from a quickie to a quick dash to Vegas.
The Catch:
Most people are social because they like the company of others, but Fun Social Guys are social because they love to be the center of attention — and they love the excitement of something new. This poses an issue for long-term loves because A) who wants to be an audience member 24/7, and B) let's face it, relationships can get dull at times — what will he do then? Enjoy the roller-coaster ride, but don't be afraid to walk away to more stable ground.


bumight said...

too long, can't read now...I just want to be first!

bumight said...

And I'm actually first. where's everybody? *mischievious smile*
scratch that...*Dr. Evil laugh*

s.chic said...

Hmmm nice o... i think i've gone through some of them guys and even some not mentioned. But i'm kinda feeling the idea of Mr. Sexy Older guy... i may just have a candidate too, let me go work on it...

Kpakpando said...

My dear, you already know I agree with this for the most part, and I have my own extra's I'd add in there for good measure.

Rinsola said...

You know what? i can do all that before he pops the question. How?
Well, He's everything except Mr sexy older guy. So i've decided i would bless his hair with white powder in a sexy Colin powell way. Then tell him to bring sexy to that look by himself. That completes my 5guys every gal should date before settling down. Nywayz, how you dey jare.

fantasy queen said...

the devil is a liar...6th? not bad sha, not bad at all. even without a hint i still made top ten.

fantasy queen said...

how come i smile knowingly at the Mr. big bit, maybe cos i had a deep crush on his charater in sex and the city. oh men, this is sad, how come its the 007 licenced to kill once i'm drawn to? then mr mans mans makes me nod vigourously
sod it all jare,they just write this things to kill ur spirits. i mean i'm pretty sure i've come across a couple of guys or two with a combination of the positive catches of em' listed guys...i'm pretty sure...oh yes i remember twas in my dreams *big sigh* oh well, sod em all.

fantasy queen said...

plus i'm 6th and 7th...yayyy.
doing the Mc hammer 'cant touch this' dance


okay, so I am 9th. ++clears throat++

"I would like to thank my Mama..."

lol! Have a great week!

Afrobabe said...

Abeg where collin Farrell...him I want to do!!!

Afrobabe said...

Come, did fantasy Queen say hint?????

ok oh...

lol @ SOLOMONSYDELLE, na award abi...

Afrobabe said...

and why you quick update like this sef...shame dey catch u for ur cunilingus post? lmao...

Allied said...

i dont think i can do Mr sexy older guy...

bumight said...

I'm seriously enjoying seeing my name up there. hehehehe
lol @ afrobabe's comment about the cunninglingus post.
Mr Sexy older guy? are we talking about nigerian men? I didn't think so!

Jaycee said...



Nyemoni said...

lol! You wish! where dem dey sha? But if you do see away from Mr. man's man o!

darkelcee said...

funny post

me like all! lol

Sasuke said...

men i think ild be a cross between the's man and mr nice romantic
guy. nice work princesa..wat can i say, now i guess i know who i am. thanks

Obi said...

How come there's ALWAYS a catch..???

Mommy said...

Okay...just came to secure position before I actually read the post. Chei!! When did all these people get here? I'll be back.

princesa said...

@bumight. lol@*evil laugh*, you still get ur first prize babes.
@s.chic, lol! Babes no be teach you bad thing o!
@kpakpa, i remember you did a similar post sometime. So where are the extras??
@rinsola, lol! I dey fine my dear. I see u want take style complete am but no… that one no follow o!
@Fantasy queen,lol! The devil is indeed a liar!
I don’t really play by the rules too but sometimes these stuff are fun to read.
There are the good guys too. Thing is they are too few!
You still dey dance?? No let afro comot dress for you o!lol!
@SoloD,lol! U r not serious!! Thank ur mama ke?! You go soon thank ur grannie sef,lol! How are the clan??
@afro, Collin Farrell?? Oya just manage one of those ones wey I put up na.
FQ…hint??...wetin dat one come mean?? Okay hints magazine!lol!
Shame ke?? How I want take shame na…when no be me cancel my marriage cos of ‘pussy munching”,lol!
@allied, hmmm…ok.
@bumight,lol! Nigerian men are good Sugar daddies…lol!
@jaycee, just lol??
@nyemoni,lol! Why na?
@darklecee, lol! You like all enh this babe?
@sasuke, glad I could help you bro. A cross??...hmmm
@obi, there is always a catch dear. Nothing/No one is wholly perfect! You should know..
@mommy, lol! Latey latey…will holla at u soon.

bumight said...

I know they are good sugar daddies, but how many SEXY sugar daddies are there? lol!

Anonymous said...

johnny deep is HOT

Don said...

I try and take the solid points from each, but I'd probably be the man's man cause I like for a woman to be a woman. That is what I dig.

ozaveshe said...

men you made a grave error in this post - you forgot to add me to the list. i'm a definite stopover for any pretty girl who wants to try out some 'steps' on the dating dance floor

Naija Chickito said...

I have a feeling you found this article while looking for the solution to the dilemma you're in from your 'What is it called...?' Post. So date all of them (at the same time!) before settling down with 'the one'!

My 2

Jaybabe said...

LOL...yeah right..!

Friend of God said...

hw r u princess?
which one do u prefer lol?

UnNaked Soul said...

uhmm... errr. where's Mr. unNaked Man?????

Happy Valentine's day!

princesa said...

@pink-satin, yea i think so too.
@ozaveshe,lol! Is dat so?Okay my bad then.
@naija chickito,lol! This ur 2 kobo na wa o!So how many have you dated babe?
@jaybabe, you dont agree??
@FOG, so where in jove's name have you been dude?!?!
@unnaked, there you are...Mr. Unnaked man! Happy val's day dear.

guerreiranigeriana said...

happy v-day!!...i have taken note and will add these types to the harem i am building;)...

diary of a G said...

hey P! am sending a dozen vitual roses, including hugs n kisses your way for V-day... have a good 1

oh and you could have asked for my picture for the Mr. Man's man but Russell aint a bad

Afrobabe said...

Happy vals day babes, enjoy

Don said...

@ princesa: Happy Valentines Day. Enjoy.

desperate lady said...

i am so late. hmmm let me see, which do i prefer........NONE! they all have disadvantages in ma book.
Happy vals day love, i know ur getting down so let me not disturb u.....*silently leavin*

Sparkle said...

Mr. BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG...hahaha seen him on Sex & d City!...pls I pick NONE!!!

happy Valentine's Day Princess

classybabe said...

Happy Vals day!
P.S-Give me some Johnny Depp anyday,love the dark and broody type

ejura said...

How was vals day gurl? this is my new blog addy. take care

Ms. emmotions said...


funny list i must say, itt cracked me up real good and i found myself wondering if i had dated all of these kinda guys.

hullo there, howdy?

Ms. emmotions said...


funny list i must say, itt cracked me up real good and i found myself wondering if i had dated all of these kinda guys.

hullo there, howdy?

!*!*!*!*!Fresh and Fab!*!*!*!*! said...

wats good girl, just passin by

loving the blog

NikkiSab said...

I like ur list. I wonder where I can find Sean connery???? Wat an Irish hunk!!!!

Mommy said...

To think I just read this post today...Had a cupboard relationship once with a 'Mr. Fun Social Guy'...really fun to be with and would make you laff till you drop. Whenever we went to clubs or bar, our table was always the centre of attraction...but babes when it was time to walk away, I ran and never looked back. lol...
Ngwa I have posted a comment. Time for you to update. So how was Vals day up there? ;0)

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

e neva reach to update? lol

Doja said...

Thank God I am already married.

cally-waffybabe said...

So tell us, have you dated all of the above categories? *wink*

No spoil me o mbok lol. Okay scratch that. Lemme spoil you instead...

darkelcee said...

ok aunty pricesa, Valentine don comot so please update nah. lol

ejura said...

Hi Princesa!
I've crammed the five guys we should date and I think I speak for everyone. Now can you do a post on the one man we should marry?
You're not known to disappear like this.That's my job!Oya update!

Florida of Free Spirit said...

dis post over-long o. one thing i know sha is dat there r no rules in this things. all these men u used as celebrity examples have great relationship/marriages so it's really neither here nor there. besides, we forget one thing. it does take two 2 tango.