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Who Would Be a Better Long-Term Partner?

Are you attracted to the charmers? The guys who plan perfect fairy-tale dates? Or to someone that's more down to earth, someone who pays attention to getting to know you rather than what kind of date you're on? We all know you can't help who you fall for, but which type of guy do you think would be the overall better partner for a long-term relationship?


Who Would Be a Better Long-Term Partner?

Who Would be a better long-term partner? Popular-romantic types or socially-awkward types?

bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
The chill - not "awkward," I don't think - guy is the way forward; someone you can be yourself with, and someone who doesn't feel the need to overdo it at every turn.
bransugar79 bransugar79 9 years
I don't think the term "socially awkward" is appropriate. My fiance is a nice down to earth sweet guy who is very charming in his own way, but he's not Rico Suave or James Bond ( although he wants to be which is part of his charm) I think it's just a matter of someone with depth versus someone who is only trying to impress you to get what they want out of it. The "charming" type is usually just about the surface and not about doing special things because the person they're with is special to them. It's just an image thing
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
I prefer a geeky-type guy (good-looking, of course). They have a lot to talk about, and really do want to get to know you! :-)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Oh wow, who knew!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Interesting but I find this to be TRUE.
KerryG KerryG 9 years
Something in between, I think. You want a guy who puts some effort into thinking about what you like and what will make you happy (and is sensitive enough to know what that is!) but elaborate date plans start to get a little ridiculous, and if he gets upset when things don't go exactly as he planned, that's a pretty strong turnoff. Better to have a sense of humor about it. Sh*t happens, you know?
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i dated the guy everyone wanted to date, all the men wanted to be like and he was so great to everyone. he had time for everyone, always did the right thing for everyone, said the right thing all the time to everyone. after awhile i felt so not special. i don't need a man to be a hero for the world, just my hero. to much spreading the charm leaves to little at home.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
A man who is a little bit of both. Charming and a little bashful at times. His sometime bashfulness adds to his charm. My hubbie is this way.
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
Awkward only to a point. One of my best friends is practically re-raising her BF and acting as his life coach; I could not do that under any circumstances. He's sweet, has a great job, and is good to her, but his social skills are atrocious... well okay, they lag greatly. :) My SO was a great first date, I left it feeling like I had met "the one" and I had, hooda thunkit?
sugarsister sugarsister 9 years
he doesn't necessarily have to be awkward to in order to have a low profile. although i'll never go for a charmer (again), the man does have to know how to carry a conversation smoothly. i'm too old to hold someone's hand in that department
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
the awkward guy, definitely. he's so down to earth and easy to be around. Plus they make me laugh, and I love that in a man.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
The awkward guy is more comfortable and easier to relate to....also it gives you room to be your awkward don't have to be some perfect girl because you are on a date with some perfect is awkward!
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
I choose the arkward guy... Flashy men never seemed to catch my eye. Somewhere I'm looking at him like he's a damn shame.
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