Some people firmly believe that you can’t meet quality men out at clubs and bars, and others are more optimistic. We tend to think that quality guys don’t go out to bars, because they have real careers or are above that, and any free time that they do have probably doesn’t involve them getting drunk every Friday or Saturday night.
The typical guys you’ll find at the club
Whatever the reason we tell ourselves for the “good” guys to not be found at bars, I can assure you that when you do find him, you’ll find the following guys at the same watering hole as well.
#1 Mr. Moneybags. This guy wants you to know he has money, or at least wants you to think he has money. He has no problem spending money, buying everyone drinks, and can always be heard saying something along the lines of “just put it on my tab.” This is also the guy who takes a picture of his bill at the end of the night, so he can post it on his social media and show off his big spending ways.
It’s great if you meet a guy who is financially well-off, but it’s important to keep in mind how you would feel if you were seeing this guy, especially knowing how he always spends and wastes his money so freely, especially when he’s out for drinks.
#2 Mr. Sloppy. This guy just doesn’t know when to stop drinking, and he has no care for manners. In fact, this guy might even spill his drink on you while he’s trying to introduce himself to you, and probably won’t even think to get you a napkin when he does.
He’s so sloppy and drunk, that if you tell him your name is Sara, by the end of the night it’s safe to say every time you see him again he will have called you Sally, Samantha and anything other than Sara, because that’s what these sloppy guys do. They can’t remember names, conversations, manners, and they really just don’t care. They just want to have a good time, with the mess and all.
Of course, we’ve all had our weaker, less attractive moments when it comes to a night out involving drinking, but if you meet Mr. Sloppy out at the bar more often than you would like, it’s safe to say he’ll be a consistent mess. If he’s sloppy when he drinks, imagine what he’s like when he eats! He’s also the type of guy who probably shows up to work with his shirt half-tucked in, that is, assuming he has a job.
#3 The usual. Mr. Usual is a rare breed. This guy acts as if he’s living his life on the set of “Cheers” where everybody does know his name and what his usual order is. This guy comes into the bar acting as if he’s best friends with all the bartenders, and when he does get his chance to order a drink, he can be heard saying something like “you know, the usual,” which usually drives the bartender into a slight panic, because the reality is he thinks he’s more memorable than he actually is.
#4 Mr. Cheapskate. Have you ever gone on a date with a guy who lets you know how much the bill was? If so, then you have already encountered Mr. Cheapskate. What’s even worse is when you meet Mr. Cheapskate out at the bar. And you will. Mr. Cheapskate is the kind of guy who will come up to you, flirt with you, talk to you, and actually comes across as rather charming, except after a while, you’ll notice that he’s not once offered to buy you a drink.
Once you realize he’s not offering, you decide to order a drink for yourself, and only then, in classic cheapskate form, this guy will say something like “oh, what’s that taste like?” which is him suggesting he wants to try yours *yes, Blue Moon is just so rare*. Or he will somehow convince you to buy him a drink. Annoyingly, this guy can be overheard making comments such as “can you believe beer is 9 bucks?” to his buddies. It’s great to be on a budget, but talking about it too much is just tacky.
#5 The demander. The demander is an asshole, period. This guy is so arrogant and self-entitled, all for reasons unknown. If you’ve ever been out to eat and heard or seen someone clap or snap for a waiter, then you know the type of guy I’m talking about. This is the guy that you overhear from 10 rows back on an airplane yelling “ma’am, I need another” to the flight attendant.
This is also the guy that you will meet out at the bar who is yelling, literally, to the bartenders, because for some reason he thinks being demanding, really loud and arrogant will get their attention much sooner. Little does he know that being an asshole gets him nowhere. The more he drinks, the more the demands.
#6 The smooth operator. When you’re at the bar and a guy walks up to you, it feels good to know people find you attractive, and it doesn’t hurt to be told so by strangers. But if you meet Mr. Smooth Operator out at the bar, it’s safe to say that not only will you meet him, but every other girl in the bar with you will meet him as well. This guy uses sweet one-liners and pickup lines as often as he can.
This is the guy who asks for your phone number and you then overhear from outside the restroom door of the bathroom introducing himself to a girl in line the exact same way he introduced himself to you. Long story short, this guy might be a smooth operator, but he’s also somewhat of a player, and if you’re looking for love, he’s probably not your best bet. But he at least makes you feel good about yourself, even if it’s for a very short period of time.
#7 Mr. Downer. Mr. Downer is the guy who has either been left unemployed, heartbroken, or maybe just happens to be an alcoholic who probably should stop drinking and seek help. This guy wants everyone to know that he’s been laid off, or that his girlfriend just cheated on him. He’s really depressing to be around.
If he knew how to keep the conversation to a minimum, or learned how to listen instead of doing all the talking, his company might be more enjoyable. But he doesn’t know how to do anything but complain about what he’s going through and talk about himself. Mr. Downer isn’t the guy you should spend your night out with if you want a good time. He’s only going to eventually bore you, take away your buzz, and leave you feeling brain dead.
#8 Mr. Creeper. Mr. Creeper likes to hang out in the dark corners or ends of the bar and peruse the ladies entering and leaving throughout the night. You might find this guy mysterious, but the reality is he’s just a creeper.