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The 4 Dating Categories Every Man Should Be Put Into

Dating & Relationships / November 6, 2013

I’ve been super single for over a year now and I have to admit I’m still trying to figure this whole dating thing out. After being with one person for a little over three years I have to admit I initially went into the dating scene with the wrong mindset. I wanted to make everyone “the one” and I was taking some of these men entirely too seriously. Finally I’ve seen the light and decided to make dating categories to help me keep it all in perspective.


The Fun Boy

The Dating Categories

He’s the guy that you throw caution to the wind for. The Fun Boy may not always be trustworthy, or the man you want to take home to meet your parents but damn if he’s not a busload of fun. Chances are the sex with him is absolutely mind-blowing  It’s important to categorize this fella quickly because if you don’t you may just find yourself wrapped u in some emotions he’s probably not ready for.

Here’s some signs that you may need to put him in the Fun Category:

Nice guy but you feel like he may be hiding something from you

He makes himself available on his own terms

You like him but you can’t really see long-term with him

When you’re with him you have the most amazing carefree time but you just sense he’s up to no good


On Call

The Dating Categories

He’s that guy you can call for anything! Bored, lonely, need a date? Call him because he’ll always be there. In most cases he know’s he’s the on-call man and you may be his on-call girl, just as long as you both have an understanding things normally work out without drama. I’m ready for ya’ll to rip me apart for this category and I’m not saying that its right but I am saying that it happens. Also, this guy has the potential to turn into something more…you’d be surprised how letting the friendship develop may allow for a loving relationship to develop.

When To Put Him On Call?

You like him but you’re still trying to figure out what you really want from this guy

Your hectic schedule doesn’t allow you much time but when it does you wouldn’t want to be with anyone else

You enjoy every girls night out but


The Traveling Man

The Dating Categories

Sometimes you just need a good vacation and sometimes there’s that guy that’s like “babe, where you want to go?”  Nothing heavy, strings don’t have to be attached and he really doesn’t even have to foot the bill but hey, you have an amazing time during a weekend getaway.

You Know He’s Just The Traveling Man When:

You only really speak when one of you has a vacation idea

You live in two separate cities/states and have no interest in a long-term relationship

As much as you like to vacate with homeboy, the thought of being committed to him is a no go

He’s never trading in his playa card


The Marrying Type

The Dating Categories

So far I have one guy in the “I’d marry him” category and it’s quite unlike anything I’ve felt before. We’re friends first and somehow he’s like all of the men listed above but has the qualities that make you want to keep him. He’s that guy that you know will make an excellent husband and father one day, the one you want to make an honest woman out of you and wake up next to every single morning. He’s ambitious, caring and perfect for you. It takes some time and there will be debates forever about if you should find him, or he finds you but when you meet it will be simply amazing.

Marry Him When:

You can’t imagine life without him

You know he’ll be a father to your children no matter what happens between you both

He adores you

He takes his place as man while still respecting and honoring you

Judge me if you will but I’m convinced men categorize women all the time, how else do you think they come out of the clear blue wife’n up a woman you considered was the underdog? Maybe you don’t need categories but be clear about what you really want when it comes to this dating stuff. Don’t forget to have lots of fun when dating and give yourself options. You make the rules, ladies.


Do you put the people you date into categories?

How do you determine who goes into what category?

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Romanticly Ro
About Ro:: After experiencing a pretty rough heartbreak Ro found herself 30, single and clearly out of step with the dating scene. After a few failed dates a major crush and lots of frustration RomanticlyRo came to life. Keep up with Ro's adventures and misadventures in dating by following her online @romanticlyro

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on November 6, 2013

A man tells you who is is pretty quickly, we just have to listen and not be misled by all the hooplah that surrounds him. I listen pretty carefully and see what they do, it helps me to weed through the bull pretty quickly.

on November 6, 2013

I like the fun guy. It’s hard to meet that type and of course hard to meet the marrying type.

    on November 7, 2013

    LMAO! This is true but the fun guy is always one of the best to have around!

on August 17, 2015

Honestly my boyfriend now started off as the on-call boy! Yes I will admit it…and it was cool because after away he broke me down. You realize your on-call boy is loyal, dependable and really into you – it did turn into something else. Go figure lol. Also All of these types of men would make the perfect man and your love should be all these things one day!

    on August 17, 2015

    You are so right about the on-call boy! I wish that I could find one! LOL!!!

on August 17, 2015

Interesting. For me, the marrying type is the only type I’m interested in. And it’ll definitely help if he also loves to travel since I do that for work and play! Happy Hunting!

    on August 18, 2015

    LOL! At a certain age, we are all (or should be) looking for the marrying type.

    on August 31, 2015

    The “Marrying Type” should totally have been a category!

on August 18, 2015

When I was dating I used to put men into categories based on how I needed them. Those were the good ol days lol.

    on August 18, 2015

    LOL! I think may of us do the same thing, Melody.

    on August 31, 2015

    LOL! I’m still having those “good ole days”

on August 20, 2015

Interesting list. I think there might be a couple more categories though. LOL!

    on August 20, 2015

    Do tell, Patranila> What other categories would you add?

on August 21, 2015

When I was dating, every man had a category within 15 minutes of meeting them. LOL the funny thing is, I put my now husband firmly in the “friend” category. One year later, we were married. LOL

    on August 31, 2015

    Congrats! Every now and then that “friend” becomes the “one!”

on August 21, 2015

Well I am no longer dating but when I did, I could pretty much tell if a guy was for fun, dates or even the marrying type. Only one made the marry list and now we are married. LOL

    on August 31, 2015

    Congrats. It often takes a couple of guys that we put into categories to find that gem!

    on September 17, 2015

    Congrats! I need to find more “marrying types!!!”

on August 31, 2015

Great list! Categories are definitely necessary. All I want in my life right now is the marrying type, lol!

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