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5 Types of Single Women to Date

Updated on June 26, 2018
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a published author. Follow her Single Life series for dating advice.

Heads Up Men!

Women come in all different shapes, sizes and colors. Women are the core of the universe. Without women just where would this world be?

Women could move mountains when they choose to. They could also cause the floor to crumble beneath our feet. Women are fierce. They could also be too much to handle.

Contained within this circle of women there are multiple personality traits. Some of these traits are flattering. Yet some of these traits are toxic.

I selected five types of women that have crossed my path during my journey of life. Perhaps these traits left an impression on me or perhaps these types of women annoyed the heck out of me. Either way these are the types of single women that men have the opportunity to date.

Strong - Independent

These women are on top of the list for a reason. Strong women are too admired for their strength and valor. Independent women don't stand still and allow others to walk over them. Strong women understand those females that obtain this personality trait. They salute each other. Unless another female feels intimidated by her and realizes that she can not compete, then she becomes vile, but that is her issue.

Strong women aren't born that way. Chances are they tackled many obstacles along the way and they prevailed. This doesn't mean that strong women don't have moments of weakness, they just choose to not exhibit their emotions in public. They don't like sympathy.

Strong women begin their day with an agenda. They end their day with a smile knowing they accomplished their mission of being productive.

Independent women are content being single, but they would welcome a relationship with the right man. They are selective about who they date and would never settle for the sake of not being alone. They don't fear their alone time since this is when they rejuvenate and find solace with their thoughts.

Needy - Clingy

As children we were needy and clingy. We didn't know any better. We clung to our parents and teachers because they protected us. But eventually we grew into adults and became self-sufficient. Well some women missed the memo because there are grown women out there who are extremely needy. And so damn clingy!

Needy woman can't seem to function alone. They need someone by their side at all times because they aren't capable of flying solo. I have zero tolerance for needy people, no matter the gender.

Clingy women lack self confidence. They thrive on nudges from others to motivate themselves. This personality trait could be remedied with the right guy. A guy with patience and who is not an enabler.


Most women are a bit of control freaks. It's in our nature to nurture and control the situations around us. But I am referring to types of women who need to control people for their own selfish needs. These types of women need to control everyone and everything on the planet. They are beyond annoying and they don't realize how their controlling nature is so obvious to those around them. They are very transparent.

Yet some people allowed themselves to be controlled by these women because they fear the repercussions. Stubborn women tend to have nasty tempers when their territory has been invaded. Yet controlling women get shit done, they just aren't very well admired.

Controlling women are devious. If they sense that you picked up on their controlling behavior they will turn the table on you and bad mouth you to others in order to make themselves look good.

Good luck with these types of women!

Attention Seekers

We all know them. We all have seen them. Whether they are walking around barely dressed or posting daily selfies on social media, attention seekers surround us.

The woman who is sobbing at the bar and if no one approaches her she begins to sob louder. Her. She's a regular so everyone is accustomed to her behavior. She is an attention seeker and seeks attention at a bar instead of seeking the guidance of a therapist.

Attention seekers are demanding. They demand to be noticed. They demand compliments. They demand your time. These women are too much to handle. It's going to take a strong man with an even stronger demeanor to tackle these broads. They can be tamed once they realize that their personality trait has been called out.

We all appreciate a bit of attention, these ladies just take it to the extreme.


We all know the women who consistently judge themselves. They only see flaws instead of seeing their beauty. Possibly this is due to social media and the need to compare ourselves to others instead of being thankful for what they have.

Ladies, this needs to stop. Besides the fact that being insecure is a turn off to men, it also to a turn off to friends and family. Accept your beauty and possible flaws as your own. Realize that no one is perfect. Perfection is overrated. Instead of dwelling on the negative, accentuate the positive features you acquire.

Be strong. Love yourself and allow others to love you!

There is Hope!

Men, do not give up seeking your potential mate. Women might be a bit crazy, as you so often say, but women will treat you like a king if you treat her like a queen. It's also referred to as "Teamwork." Together you could make history!

Women: Do You Fit Any of These Categories?

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© 2018 Linda Bilyeu


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    • suzettenaples profile image

      Suzette Walker 

      2 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great list! At this stage of the game I am the first type also. I can’t imagine being the other ways.

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      2 years ago

      I am the first one! Dead right and so true about these women.

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      2 years ago from Carson City

      Hey GF! This is an accurate run-down of at least 5 types of women & the only one that comes close to describing me is the first one...(Strong & Independent) Like YOU!

      I tend to stay away from too much self-analysis unless there's some reason that it's absolutely necessary that I focus on it. In so many cases, people discover that they may not be seen by the vast majority as they may see themselves. However, the reality is that we can be fairly confident that we do know ourselves well and more often than not, can give an honest description of the type of woman we are.

      As I read this, I found it interesting that I had to think a bit on each type, except for the types that I felt 98% certain I am NOT! For instance, when I read "Needy--Clingy," my reaction was immediate in the negative. No way, no how have I ever been needy-clingy. As a result, I'm not the least bit interested in those features in a man.

      I'll tell you what, could create a series with this topic. Each article could describe 5 more types of women! The Queen of Lists has returned!! Love ya, Effer

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Linda, interesting hub, but I don't fit into any of the categories, but I do know women who do.

      Blessings my friend.

      This is the 6th time I have had to sign in to send a comment.

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      2 years ago from Chicago

      I believe there is a period during our youth where we're dating simply for the fun of it. This is usually during our late teens and early 20s while attending college and so on. For most guys during that phase if a woman is "hot looking" she makes the perfect:

      "Ms. Right Now".

      Truth is they're not looking for a wife and have no interest in "settling down" so they're willing to deal with various personalities of all 5 types of women for a (little while).

      They're just passing through. Older men may be frustrated.

      Lastly there are men who are attracted to each type of woman.

      As the old adage goes: "There's someone for everyone!"

      Two clingy people would view their union as a match in heaven! :)


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