Cupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: 5 Men You’ll Meet Before Mr. RightCupid's Pulse Article: Cupid’s Weekly Round-Up: 5 Men You’ll Meet Before Mr. Right

By Shannon Seibert

To get to Mr. Right, you have to go through all of the Mr. Wrongs. There are many types of men that women will encounter on their journey to find The One. The struggle is training the brain to differentiate between the good and the bad. Check out these five articles from our partners that will clarify why each type of man below is not who you’re looking for:

1. Mr. High School Sweetheart: Ah, your first love. He’ll always have a special place in your heart. One mistake women make is thinking that there is only one kind of love out there and latching on tight to their first boyfriend. With this guy, you’ll realize all of your good memories are in the past, and it’s getting harder to connect as you get older. You’re too familiar with each other — and where is the excitement in that? (

2. Mr. Bad Boy: There is nothing  sexier then the stereotypical bad boy. The problem is, women want a bad boy who is good for her and her alone. He doesn’t play by the rules, though, and no matter how much he may care for you, it’s all about him. Yes, the motorcycle and the “don’t care” attitude may be alluring, but you are above his silly games. Stay away from Mr. Bad Boy, and go for someone with a more royal quality. (

3. Mr. Good Guy Friend: He’s probably one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet. He’ll show up with soup when you’re sick; he’ll rub your feet when they’re sore; and he’ll go with you to all of the awkward family gatherings that require a date. The truth about Mr. Good Guy Friend is he’s trapped in the friend-zone, and there’s no way out. (

4. Mr. Baggage: Women have a maternal tendency that isn’t easily turned off. So when a sad puppy comes along and needs taking care of, we are the first to the rescue him. Don’t let Mr. Baggage fool you. His “commitment issues” and the fact that he has been “really hurt” isn’t cute. You don’t need to be in charge of a charity case while you’re on a mission to find love. Guys like Marc Anthony, who openly have self esteem issues, are the men you want to avoid. (

5. Mr. Not Right Now: He may also be called Mr. Excuses. When he’s with you, he’s so in the moment, and the world seems to revolve around you and him. But the next day he is MIA and ignoring your texts. What gives? Mr. Not Right Now is weighing out his options, and you are not a Plan B kind of woman. He needs to take a cue from Eli Manning, who tries to spend every moment he can with his family, the top priority in his life. (

Have you ever had a run-in with one of these men? Share your story with us in the comments below!