You’re Allowed Your Preference

Logan Macdonald
Procrastinator Editor

A semi-recent meme has come up depicting women only wanting boyfriends that are jacked and over six feet tall. This is obviously all in good fun and not being directed at anyone specific, but it does seem as though some people take the meme a bit to seriously. Some people have been using the meme as a way of telling others that they’re not allowed to have a ‘type’ and I think that’s pretty stupid.

            Having a ‘type’ of person you are attracted to physically has never been a major issue until recently with the creation of dating apps such as Tinder. People, especially women, constantly get insulted because they won’t date a guy that they don’t like physically. While on the surface it may seem shallow to have a type, it’s actually kind of important to be attracted to your partner. Romantic relationships aren’t just built on love and trust, they’re also built on attraction and sex. If you’re not attracted to your partner, sex is not going to be easy and it might not even work.

            I think it’s also important to be self-aware and make a few sacrifices when looking for a relationship, especially one based on attraction. This is because you will never find a partner if all you look for is an extremely specific type of person. If you think this might be relevant to you, reevaluate what you like physically in a person. Think about what traits you could sacrifice in your ‘type’ and what traits really need to be there in order for you to be attracted to them. You shouldn’t get rid of those things, just say that it’s a bonus if your partner has these traits.

Originally Published on Vol.49 Issue 11 on March 18th, 2020