People used to ask me if I have a "type". My answer would always be "No". I think it's very interesting when people have a type. It's even more interesting when they continue the same type and it doesn't work out -- but they keep going back to that same type!
If you continue to date people who look the same and who act the same as your ex --- then what makes you think that it will work out this time? I know instances where it has worked -- but most of the time it doesn't. I do strongly believe that there are certain qualities that you should not be willing to compromise when looking for a partner. For example, I like it when a guy makes me laugh. I know I couldn't be with a guy that had zero sense of humor and was too stuffy to make a fool out of themselves every now and again.
But you have men and women out there who are not willing to compromise the superficial in order to meet a great guy. Women are concerned about what a man can buy them and men are concerned about how big her booty is.... c'mon, date men/women that you normally wouldn't date. What's the worse that can happen? Don't worry about whether or not your friends will think he's cute or if your friends think she's a dime+99.
Let me just say that I know it is important to be attracted to your partner. I'm just saying every now and again, look past the exterior for a little bit and you might just find the (wo)man of your dreams! You never know who's there.
- Best case scenario: You find the love of your life! You're other half.
- Worst case scenario: You wasted your time on a date. OK, but at least it was a waste for one night and not a waste for months dating the same type of guy (or lady) you normally date.
Remember the 80/20 Rule: If a person has 80% of what you are looking for, then don't let them go!! Evaluate how important the lacking 20% is because you might have just lost your soulmate.