15 Kinds Of Guys You Should Take A Chance On

15 Kinds Of Guys You Should Take A Chance On ©iStock/Martin-dm

Though we often talk about how we shouldn’t lower our standards, the truth is that sometimes, we overlook guys who could be the Prince Charming we always dreamed of just because he doesn’t immediately stand out. There are many men out there who are the unsung heroes of a romance that has yet to be, and if you spot one of these gems, it’s worth giving them a shot. You never know what might happen!

  1. Mr. Chubby. Chubby guys can have a lot to offer the right girl. If he has an attractive personality, this guy might be worth a shot. After all, there are very few things as wonderful as cuddling up to a big fluffy teddy bear-man at night, and looks definitely aren’t everything.
  2. Mr. Different Background. He might be from a different country, or he might have just had a shockingly different past, but Mr. Different Background could be the spice you’re looking for in life. In many cases, dating a guy so drastically different from yourself can give you a better perspective on life, love, and everything in between.
  3. Mr. Shorty. I personally don’t get why short guys keep getting passed up. They have all the personality, all the sex skills, and the same sweet demeanor of taller guys. It’s also hot to have a guy who’s short enough to make you feel like an Amazon, if you think about it.
  4. Mr. Shy. Shy guys offer a serious amount of personality once you get them to come out of their shells. They’re also  typically more devoted lovers, and will appreciate all the attention you show them. What’s not to love about this?
  5. Mr. Just Got His Act Together. He used to be a loser, but he’s actually worked towards becoming an awesome, accomplished person. That kind of motivation is sexy enough to warrant a chance. After all, he might actually teach you something about yourself if you both hit it off.
  6. Mr. Former Lothario. There are some guys (and girls!) out there who have gone through a phase that yielded a lot of sexual partners. If he’s been in committed, faithful relationships in the past, it may be worth it to consider him as boyfriend material. You might end up being thankful for what he learned during his “promiscuous phase” earlier on!
  7. Mr. Virgin. Being a virgin is a treasured thing until a certain age. After that, women consider it a turn-off. Sure, you may have to teach him the ropes, but the fact is that Mr. Virgin will likely do whatever it takes to make sure you’re pleased. Moreover, he’ll probably treasure the fact that you’re willing to get physical with him every step of the way.
  8. Mr. Club Kid. Believe it or not, many people who work in nightlife are pretty desperate to meet girls who will take them seriously. While this industry definitely has a high potential for cheating and drama, the truth is that the cute DJ behind the booth might be a loyal, honest-to-goodness guy. As long as you can deal with club kid issues and strange working hours, you two should get along pretty well.
  9. Mr. Broke But Hardworking. There’s something to be said about a man who works a full-time job, does his best to make ends meet, and also is working on starting a side business or going to school. He’s motivated, and he wants a bright future. Choosing this guy is a good idea, if only because he’ll kick your butt into gear at times, too.
  10. Mr. Accountant. This kind of guy isn’t the type of guy that really stands out. In fact, he could probably blend in at an accounting firm. On first glance, he’s as exciting and dangerous as a slice of toast. However, if you look beyond first impressions, you may find that he has a side that you never would have seen coming. Giving him a chance may mean thrills that you never could have imagined, all from a guy who is still presentable enough for Mom and Dad.
  11. Mr. Family Issues. Simply put, you can’t choose the family you’re born into. If the guy you’re dating ran away from an abusive family, you shouldn’t fault him for doing so. He might have some baggage, but then again, we all do. As long as he keeps his baggage in check, there’s no reason why he can’t be a great boyfriend.
  12. Mr. Geek.It’s 2015. A guy who can fix your computer is a guy who is sexy, OK? Le geek, c’est chic!
  13. Mr. Scrawny. A lot of girls really get uncomfortable about dating a guy who’s 50 pounds or so lighter than they are. As petite and pin-thin as these guys are, they can offer a lot of love to a girl who’s open-minded enough to date them. Besides, skinny guys are usually flexible, and they also are easy to beat at drinking games, so it’s a win.
  14. Mr. Eccentric. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with dating the next Salvador Dali. Embrace the weird, and embrace all the crazy fun that comes with it!
  15. Mr. Age Difference. Granted, there is a limit to how much of an age difference you can have before a relationship becomes creepy or unbalanced, but let’s just be honest — the heart wants what it wants, so if you’re attracted to a guy who’s younger or older than you, go for it!
Ossiana Tepfenhart is a New Jersey based writer and editor with bylines in Mashed, Newsbreak, Good Men Project, YourTango, and many more. She’s also the author of a safe travel guide for LGBTQIA+ people available on Amazon.

She regularly writes on her popular Medium page and posts on TikTok and Instagram @ossianamakescontent.