I Like You. You're Not My Type

Types: Stupid and Irrelevant

“I like you. But you’re not my type.” What is that supposed to mean? Where is the logic behind saying that? It’s like saying, “I like apples, but I don’t eat them.” Honestly, if you like someone, you like someone; types are stupid and irrelevant.

We, as humans, have feelings and we are supposed to share them. If one person doesn’t feel the same way, they should approach the topic with maturity and let the other know that the feelings aren’t mutual. That way, someone doesn’t get emotionally invested in something that they cannot have.

Liking someone can be physically and mentally draining. You may try to impress them, but being yourself is the obvious advice that everyone gives each other. Funnily enough, not many people actually do this. I’m not saying go ahead and dress up for this person, no. I’m just saying approach the situation how you want; everyone has their own techniques into “reeling someone in.” But this leads to the problem of mentality: why is it also mentally draining? You think about them constantly, depicting scenarios in your head to events that may not even happen. Why waste time on someone that is a) not interested, b) playing hard to get and c) unsure of who they are (sexuality wise)?

They themselves may have a type, and only be looking for someone with certain qualities. This is a very stupid way to go about liking someone. Who, in all honesty, cares if they aren’t who you envisioned yourself with? It’s interesting that we waste time searching for the “barbie dolls” of the world. Media has taught us what “pefection” is. The problem is, perfection is not perfect. It’s a disease. A psychological disease that has been contracted to all.

If someone really likes you, and you really like them, whether or not they are your type, then go for it. You really have nothing to lose. We all just want to feel wanted, that’s all we live by in the modern world. Personally, I’m just waiting for someone that I can talk to about nothing, call over for the night and fall asleep in each others arms. As the overused, pop-culture artist Ke$ha reference states: ‘We r who we r’.

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CarltheCritic1291 5 years ago

This is a very insightful hub, and it shows you put a lot of thought into it. Keep writing more hubs. Voted Up.

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your cybersister 5 years ago from Just relocated from Florida to the mountains of North Carolina

I enjoyed your hub. As a woman, I am always interested in learning what men think (and so few will actually tell you). When, after spending some time together one person tells another "I like you, but you're not my type" what they may be noticing is a lack of chemistry; no sparks flying or heart pounding or brain drawing a total blank just looking at you. (Not every woman expects to be struck by lightning when in the company of Mr.Right, but it's a fantasy that many are brought up with - maybe too many romance novels.) I don't think it is said to be cruel or confusing, just to let the other person know up front the relationship probably won't get past the friendship stage. Interestingly enough, chemistry doesn't have too much to do with looks or the 'perfection' the media has programmed us to look for. Some scientists say it all boils down to compatible pheromones. I believe in your hub you stated that people should be honest and let another know if their feelings aren't mutual and I thoroughly agree with that. I think that's what many are trying to say with "I like you, but you're not my type."

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tylergee 5 years ago from Brisbane, Australia Author


Thanks. I will be sure to write more like this hub.

your cybersister:

Thank you. I have rarely seen opinions from guys, and thought that this would be a good idea to get started. I have heard that about the pheromones too, but I am slightly (very slightly) skeptical of. I'm not a scientist, so I can't so yes or no to that claim. That is true, that they are telling the other their feelings with that line. I just think there should be a more mature way around it.

All the best to both you

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