Most Helpful Guy
I would rather date someone who is too clingy because they would be easier to command. That way, they would never be annoying because you would not allow it because they would listen. Distant people are too hard to read.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