You may think that your new guy is flawless, as love can blind even the smartest women. But sadly, no one is perfect. While there are amazing men out there to date, there are certain types to avoid all together.
Mama’s Boy: Of course you want your man to love and cherish his darling mother, but not live in her basement, eat her groceries and nap all day while she cleans his room. A guy who still sleeps on his childhood twin bed covered in Star Wars sheets is a big no-no.
One-Night Stand: If you had drunken sex after meeting at 2am at a dive bar, he most likely isn’t looking to put a ring on it. It’s called a one-night stand for a reason.
Roommate: Why would you sh*t where you eat? Sex and/or dating your roommate will lead to drama. If you really think he may be your Mr. Right, move out before you pursue this relationship.
Mean to His Mama: Any guy who is rude to his mother is updateable. If he can’t respect the woman who raised him and nurtured and cared for him, why would he respect you?
First Date Frisky: If he was pissed that you wouldn’t spend the night after he paid for dinner and drinks, ditch him. He can at least have the patience to wait a few dates to earn your trust.
Frat Boy: He gets blackout drunk with his buddies five nights a week, lives with four roommates, is always late to work — oh and did I mention he’s about to turn 30? This ex-frat boy has some growing up to do before he will be boyfriend material.
Rebound Romeo: He recently broke up with his long-term girlfriend and thinks he’s ready to date. Even if he seems like a match for you, be cautious if you get involved with him. He may need a few rolls in the hay before he’s ready to truly find Mrs. Right, again.
Sarah Shaker is an ex-soap opera producer, living, writing, and dating in the East Village. After launching Bright Lights, My City, a niche NYC lifestyle blog, she began working in community management and social media. Sarah is currently working for MSNBC.com as the Regional Community Coordinator for EveryBlock.com, a hyperlocal website connecting neighbors to make their block a better place.