Fall in love with someone who makes you glad to be different.
They say “opposites attract” but most people tend to date someone with similar tastes. After all, when a couple realize the many things in common they have, they get even closer. However, even though it may seem like a challenging idea, you should date someone who isn't your type ~ at least once in your life.
Think about what the experience can teach you. For one, you will learn new things, fun facts, crazy ideas ~ if you love the Beatles, you can find out that Paul McCartney really is a great person and that John Lennon was aggressive. That's one kind of information you learn from a boyfriend who's not your type ~ and hates the Beatles ~ for example.
More importantly, you will become more tolerant.
We surround ourselves with similar people because it is comfortable, easy and safe. So, of course, the same can be applied when we talk about dating. But when you go out and are exposed to the friends of the person you are dating and who is not your type, you realize that they can help you in the tolerance category.
The problem of having an ideal type of boyfriend is similar to the mentality of shopping in one store, wearing only one color, or having the same haircut for decades ~ and that means you're not living life the best way. You're stagnant with what you know, assuming it's the best thing to do, and you never try anything else. It's boring, and you don't even realize it's dull, because you've never given anything else a chance.
It's not easy dating someone who's not your type because they're the opposite of everyone you've dated before. Stepping outside the comfort zone presents daily challenges, which is great!
Who knows? Your type may even change!
When you love a man opposite your type, you realize that all the superficial things you've added to your ideal partner didn't make sense. And your “type” can evolve. Maybe he doesn't have to like the same songs as you, be an unconditional drinker or look like a Calvin Klein model.
Think about it!
Dating someone different can not only make you realize that there are more people out there to date and love, but it will also make you better understand your needs and desires for your relationships. You'll have a better idea about which person you need next to you in the long run and which one is best for a casual adventure.
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I'm telling it's going to be worth it.
Just for once in your life, live!