Note: this article is solely based on girlfriends talk from almost- normal independent girls from Cairo.
1- “el-7alazona Yamma el -7alazona” ! The downtown intellectual.
They are everywhere but you get to meet a lot of them downtown. With fuzzy hair, and old pair of shoes accompanied by the most beautiful love quotes from great poets, this is how to recognize him. He read every book , watched all masterpiece movies, listened to all the great symphonies and oriental tawasheeh. . He grasped the world in his hand , yet this radical society he lives in is holding him back and blocking his way . He is an artist, weather poet, musician , writer, or actor, he did not get the chance yet. You will find him deferent, feminist , open minded, talks politics . He scorns everything he cannot afford, yet he is very much willing to accept it as a gift from you. Always forgets his wallet at home, he will make you pay for his drink, food , cigarettes, even more. This is when you should run and never come back. And as for the great love quotes, you can find them on a mobile application.
2- Mr. super star.
Unless he chases you for six months and waits for another six months to just hold your hand, never dream of a Cinderella story with a celebrity. Not everyone but a lot of hot famous guys are used to girls chasing them. These girls are crazy about this hot guy and are willing to give everything just for one night. Is this what you want? Believe me , you are no different ,so don’t risk it. If you are looking for a life time romance it won’t happen in one night. So please don’t do anything that you regret later, or makes you hate yourself and lose your favorite super star forever.
He is married with three kids but can’t live without you. He tells you he is separated from his wife but can’t call for divorce for the kids’ sake. You will escape reality together, have the greatest romantic moments one can ever live. After he drives you home, he will run back to his nest with wife and kids, leaving you crying to your pillow every night. While you are condemning destiny for depriving you the love live you deserve, he will be enjoying a big “mahshy” meal his wife made.
4-Psycho in disguise.
There are many of them roaming around. He will call you thousand times a day just to make sure your not talking to someone else. You will pump into him a lot, every time he says it’s just a coincidence. The fact is he roaming around your house, spying on every single move you take. He will insist on driving you everywhere any time just to keep you under supervision. He’ll investigate every picture you post and every comment you write and even ask you directly who’s with you in the picture and why you post it. And many similar behaviors that you’ll think it’s out of caring. At the beginning, you’ll love it, but soon you will find out its not about love . It all about control and mistrust.
Well, it happens to be true that the best safeguard with any man , especially when you are unsure about, is to take it slowly. One step a time , If he’s for real , you will have a lifetime romance, and if he’s not you won’t be deeply hurt.
Remember, if you’re paying attention, taking your time with every new relation, you’ll pick clues as which type of guys you’re dating.