How To Have A Safe Girl's Night Out - Guys To Avoid

We all know that there are certain dangers a young lady in today's world can be susceptible to. This is not to say that a gal can't go out on the town and have a good time, but there are definitely some precautions to be observed to ensure that you & your girlfriends make it to your morning latte.

First, you have to recognize that there are different types of guys out there. Being able to identify them is key to your survival, not to mention your sanity - so pay attention!

The "I'm Prettier Than You" Guy

This one is really not dangerous in the basic sense of the word. He can be seen in many arenas, most commonly the hip club.  He is likely a model, but is also taking a Yoga class at the community college so that he can collect student loans. His hair is more meticulously styled and more lustrous than yours.

He may or may not have posed for some questionable photos just trying to "jumpstart his career" - this isn't good and will damage your possible future children should they ever come across said pics on the net.

He might be nice on the ol' peepers, ladies, but it comes at much too high a price. This boy is high maintenance and unless you're on the lookout for another gal-pal this dude is a dud.

The Wannabe

The Wannabe is easy to spot, especially in the clubs. You may be confused and disoriented as he saunters over to you, blinding twelve people as the reflection of dance floor lights bounce off of his gold chain and into their eyes.

His attire will consist of a sideways baseball cap, a sports-related shirt, and hideous sneakers that cost $200.00. These items contain a ticklingly funny irony, in that The Wannabe also wears jeans thirteen sizes too large. Have you ever tried to be athletic wearing ten pounds of extra denim?

Wannabe will likely break the ice with you by saying, "Daaaaaamn, girl" or possibly "Wassup, you fine as hell." He will then seek to impress you by sharing his lifelong dream of becoming a famous DJ. Or possibly a rapper. Or maybe a strip club owner. He may tell you he is already one or all of those things.

While you may think, "hey, Britney seems to like them," don't go there, girl! The Wannabe is trouble with a capital "T." If he doesn't have a baby momma yet, he is likely seeking one to complain to his homies about. The best status you can hope for in a 'relationship' with The Wannabe is to be officially known as his 'bitch.' Pass.

The Married Guy

Married Guy can be seen at clubs and bars looking drunk and awkward. He has a wedding ring tan line and his eyes keep darting to the side as he talks. He also licks his lips a lot. Often, married guy will be sporting freshly colored hair and/or newly brightened teeth.

He will say lots of smart things and will offer to buy all of your drinks, notice your earrings, and look at you as if he's a seaman and you're a mermaid. He may be elusive on the topic of relationships (if not, you've probably got Smooth Married Guy - a whole different beast, and much scarier).

Often, Married Guy can come off as a nice guy. He may well be one, but that's not the point. Stay away from married guy! He has a wife. Seriously. You do not want that kind of drama.

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The Smooth Guy (aka The Player Guy)

Smooth Guy usually looks good enough (he hasn't looked like Gerardo since the mid-nineties, sorry for that- couldn't resist ol' Rico Suave). He is almost always nicely dressed, well groomed, and can be found in almost any place a woman might go.

Smooth guy is really cool, and often can get you to start a conversation with him. His moves are calculated, like a computer; if this, then that. Ones and zeroes. Watch for the small changes in his facial expression as he moves through his checklist of things he'll do to get you in bed. For example, if complimenting your legs didn't seem to get him anywhere he may wince or twitch and then try another tactic. He has an arsenal of insincere compliments that he is not afraid to use on you.

As soon as you are sure you're dealing with Smooth Guy, get outta there fast sister! Smooth guy has been known to lure, ensnare, and eventually gut even the most wary woman.


There are many more pitfalls when it comes to being a girl out for some fun, but recognizing a few of your biggest potential problems and how to deal with them can be a great start towards a happy, healthy night out.

This is not to say that there aren't a lot of great guys out there, but let's face it - many of them are either taken, gay, or both (I kid, I kid).

Watch for the next installment, where we'll identify and examine more interesting (and sometimes dangerous) specimen, like Predator Guy and Rebound Guy. Shudder.

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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Excellent reportage from the trenches and very funny. You have real writing talent and a keen eye.


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

I'm delighted that you enjoyed. It's all from PAST experience (lil too old for the club scene nowadays). Thanks, James!


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frogdropping 7 years ago

Roobee - humph! I read this hours ago and thought I'd left you a comment. Pants!

I enjoyed reading it and I thought it was so observant!

Ahh well - maybe this comment will stick :)


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

frogdropping, dear, I'm glad to receive your comment, whenever it comes. So glad you enjoyed the read - thought I'd try to take another angle on the 'health and safety' topic.


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

I enjoyed your fun analysis of different guys to avoid when out on the town. I do not really go out much, but even online, or in the grocery store you run into types that you really do not want to associate with. My big turn off is the guy who just wants to be friends, but he later reveals he went to the movies with you just to make his girlfriend jealous. That is just not the type of guy I want to know period.


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Hi SweetiPie~ So glad u came by for a read!! I don't go out much these days, either, but I do have a lot of memories to reflect on. :)

Yeah, Trying To Make His Girlfriend Jealous Guy definitely sucks - very immature! :)


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mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

LOL, its hard to find the right guy without any of these personalities?! That was very creative and original! 2 thumbs up!


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Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

RooBee, I went out dancing this weekend for the first time in decades and ya, met some of "those" guys. Thankfully I escaped unscathed. :)


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

badcompany99~ thank you, I am honored! I couldn't bring myself to ruin Pirate Guy's game. ;)

mayhmong~ so, so true! Many a lesbian has probably been born in pursuit of just that - hardee har har. Thanks so much for reading & for the rave review!!

Randy Behavior, I am so glad you survived - but I have a feeling u may have knocked a few of em dead, the poor fellas. :) Thanks for reading!


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Lisa Petrarca 7 years ago

Love your "guys"...you are VERY accurate. I ran across most of them back in my L.A. clubbing days!

Quite a few famous actors & singers fall into several of your categories too!

LOL..even ran into the real Gerardo (HE'S VERY SHORT)...not a crazy player like one would think!


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Haha, Lisa P - I'm so glad you appreciate The Guys. :) There are certainly more that we must warn young ladies everywhere about, I'll have to continue on with a Part II. ;)

Thanks so much for reading!


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keep walking 7 years ago from ChangChun

good hub,and do remember take care of yourself when outside at night!


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Thank you, keep walking - no worries, I rarely go out at night now that I'm a mom. :)


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Reena Daruwalla 7 years ago from INDIA

LOL, enjoyed that post.

The guy that i thought i needed to avoid, teh strong silent type; glad i didn't, married him :) been 9 wonderful years....


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Good job, Reena! Notice I didn't pick on Strong Silent Guy here.. :)

Glad you came by -thanks so much for reading! :D


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KT pdx 7 years ago from Vancouver, WA, USA

Smooth player was a stalker in my apartment complex. Actually, two of them. I got out of there as soon as I could, but almost got raped.

Another one to watch out for is the guy who makes you feel like the world revolves around you. He'll turn off the charm as soon as he thinks you don't deserve him.

Like Reena, I married a strong, silent type, but I knew that was the type I was looking for all along.


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Yikes, KT! Glad you made it out unscathed!! Glad you found Mr. Right and that you came by to read. Thx.


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Hilly Chism 7 years ago from Holland

Great summary but I've got to disagree slightly about the "The I'm Prettier Than You Guy" though, his vanity often makes him an excellent lover as it's important to his ego that you think he's the best you ever had.


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Thanks, Hilly. Good insight - I've never given the IPTYG a chance so I would never have known. :D


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Mrvoodoo 7 years ago from ?

Excellent hub, really funny and incredibly well written, is that BadCo's real picture in the smooth guy section? ;)

Now if only I could find a hub as informative as this one entitled 'Girls to avoid.' :D


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Hi Mrvoodoo- thank you!! Yes, but he's had a haircut since then and ditched the bandanna. :) Rico-suave is a little pirate-esque, no? That sounds like a good hub...could be fun to write..:)


logic,commonsense 7 years ago

It's kinda like Kenny Rogers says, "Oh RooBee don't take your love to town!". :)


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Hahahaha..I had forgotten all about that one! Leave it to one named logic,commonsense to remind me! Thanks so much for coming by:)


logic,commonsense 7 years ago

Just happy to see you again! I enjoy your fun attitude! Lightens up my day!


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

:D:D You've brightened mine L,C!


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puppascott 7 years ago from Michigan (As far as you know...)

Hmmmm. Interesting. I wondered where I was going wrong.

Do you know anyone who could use a really cool pair of tennies?


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RooBee 7 years ago from Here Author

Hahaha, puppascott. This was one of my earliest hubs - my goofball response to a HubMob topic of "health and safety." I was actually just thinking of you recently and how your 'pun' thread in the forum brought me much cheer. You're definitely a good one, and I'm so glad you came by!


Serge 5 years ago

LMAO LMAO LMAO rico suave got me rollin on the floor laughin like a troll!! but really though, your article was very fun to read, hell it didn't actually feel like reading! (if you still don't get it, i HATE reading :D") Sweet read, write more! Don't forget the guidos!


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Entourage_007 5 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

haha, great tips. I like the comments about the ol rico suave. When I go to bars or clubs I make sure that I watch my drink in order to prevent the chance of gettting something put into my drink.

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