Tomboys Vs Girly Girls Which Do Men Prefer

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Tomboys vs. Girly Girls: Which Do Men Prefer?

Nick Slade

Written by: Nick Slade

Nick Slade

Nick spent 20 years in the dating scene before marriage. He has always been the guy friends would come to for advice on relationships, and he developed a knack for giving helpful insights. After college, Nick was a disc jockey for a few years, when the love generation was still alive, so Nick has a lot of relevant experience to draw from when it comes to every aspect of dating, falling in love and screwing things up. He holds Bachelor's degree in humanities and a slew of master’s credits in journalism. Nick is a news junkie and tries to keep up on the latest non-fiction when he has time. He has published two books on how to win at dating and relationships.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Betty or Veronica? Ginger or Mary Ann? Hot dogs or Crepes Suzette? The good news is that there is a man for every type of girl. The bad news is that variety is the spice of life.

The point is that if a man can combine a splash of Mary Ann and a dash of Ginger into one girl, he won’t have to choose between the adorable girl next door and the sexy goddess that makes time stand still — and he won’t have to date two girls to find the variety he craves.

Start by being yourself.

You’ve got your tomboys and you’ve got your girly girls. Every woman leans primarily in one direction or the other. Both are excellent for catching a guy’s attention.

If you meet him on the tennis court or golf course, he will be intrigued by your healthy, bouncy vibrancy. Your sporty and casual appearance will make you seem friendly and approachable, with a major common interest to also draw you together.

Are you wishing he had first seen you in full makeup and evening attire? Don’t.

Your sportswear taunts him with your physical assets very nicely, and your active spirit sends him the subliminal messages that you understand his robust lifestyle and might also be a playful, fun and lively sex partner as well.

If you meet him at a nightclub, or even at the office or a business convention, you are first presenting him with the lady that you are. Rather than attracting him as a fun and energetic playmate, this time your phaser of love is set to stun.

The magic and majesty of your beauty and grace will captivate his imagination, fill up his senses and steal a little piece of his heart.

Whether you bounce or strut your way onto the scene, you will make an impression he will be drawn to.


“You can’t be every woman, but you can

show him both sides of your femininity.”

Throw him a curveball.

No woman is one dimensional. Though you might prefer one over the other, you all like comfort and fun and you all like to play dress-up.

So, he tells you he likes you just the way you are and he never wants to see you in makeup or a dress? So what? You have the right to feel as pretty, giddy and girly as you want, whenever you want.

If you’re his Venus in blue jeans, watch what happens when he picks you up for dinner with your glam on — dressed to the nines in a flowing evening gown, perfect makeup, fancy earrings, and your hair up in a royal “do.”

One look and all of his teeth will fall out of his mouth, while his body slowly disintegrates into a heap of ashes.

He loves to see your hot legs in heels all the time? Wait till he gets a load of you in in a halter top, Daisy Dukes and tennis shoes for a little Frisbee and picnic action at the park.

He will be sitting closer to you than he has for a while — his hand will be on your knee, and his face will be close to yours, gazing into your glowing eyes.

Seeing the woman we love in a whole new light brings a new level of excitement to a relationship. You can’t be every woman, but you can show him both sides of your femininity.

The hardest part about committing to a relationship is that one girl isn’t seven different girls. Once your order the apple pie, the blueberry starts to look better.

At least with pie you can order something different every day, but once he picks his woman, all others are out of bounds — and looking good. So, be the best apple pie you can be, but sprinkle a few blueberries on top every once in a while. Spice is nice.

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