Most Helpful Guy
I would rather be with someone that is too clingy. A person that is too distant would make me think she is not interested in being with me.1
Most Helpful Girl
Distant. As long as there is trust established (and naturally, there WOULD be if I've chosen to date this person), I don't mind if they're off doing their own thing. I certainly need my own time more often than not.
But, if they're clingy, then they're going to mind when I say something like, "I just don't feel like going out today, I want to be alone." It takes a certain kind introvert and/or open-minded person to not take personal offense at that. Even once I explain that it's nothing against them; I'm simply the kind of person that NEEDS alone time.1