Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:34:17 GMT | By Rachel Burge, updated by Wong Woei

10 types of men to avoid this festive season

The party season is a great opportunity to meet new people if you’re looking for love – but how can you ensure you end up under the mistletoe with Mr. Right?


That depends on whether you manage to spot - and avoid - Mr Wrong. Thankfully, the dating and relationship experts have some good advice on the 10 types of men to avoid...

10 types of men to avoid this festive season (© Getty Images)

1. Scrooge

Very few of us have cash to splash these days, but if he's tight with his money - and yet accepts drinks from others - you could have a Scrooge on your hands. It's not just about getting a round in though. Someone who is tight with their cash may also be mean with their time and affection.

How to spot him:
"Each time a round is bought he slinks back and hesitates... when someone offers he says 'mine's a pint, cheers'. Only when people have had enough does he offer, and by then it's either water, shots or nothing. If you find yourself offering, more than once, to buy a drink and he doesn't reciprocate, then you're with Mr Scrooge," says psychologist Corinne Sweet.

How to deal with him:
"He may be nice, even Mr Perfect, but if he's a Scrooge you'll have a hard task ahead. If you like him, tease or shame him into paying his way - but don't ridicule or humiliate him if you fancy him," warns Corinne. "Try being direct and say 'I'd like a G & T please' with a smile. He may just be shy."

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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 08:34:17 GMT | By Rachel Burge, updated by Wong Woei

10 types of men to avoid this festive season

The party season is a great opportunity to meet new people if you’re looking for love – but how can you ensure you end up under the mistletoe with Mr. Right?


That depends on whether you manage to spot - and avoid - Mr Wrong. Thankfully, the dating and relationship experts have some good advice on the 10 types of men to avoid...

10 types of men to avoid this festive season (© Getty Images)

1. Scrooge

Very few of us have cash to splash these days, but if he's tight with his money - and yet accepts drinks from others - you could have a Scrooge on your hands. It's not just about getting a round in though. Someone who is tight with their cash may also be mean with their time and affection.

How to spot him:
"Each time a round is bought he slinks back and hesitates... when someone offers he says 'mine's a pint, cheers'. Only when people have had enough does he offer, and by then it's either water, shots or nothing. If you find yourself offering, more than once, to buy a drink and he doesn't reciprocate, then you're with Mr Scrooge," says psychologist Corinne Sweet.

How to deal with him:
"He may be nice, even Mr Perfect, but if he's a Scrooge you'll have a hard task ahead. If you like him, tease or shame him into paying his way - but don't ridicule or humiliate him if you fancy him," warns Corinne. "Try being direct and say 'I'd like a G & T please' with a smile. He may just be shy."

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Dec 30, 2011 11:03PM
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Lot of rubbish!

10 types of men... why not put 20 types of men?

this will include all men in the parties

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