Before You Put On Your Freakum Dress, Make Sure You’re Ready To Deal With These Characters At The Club

November 9, 2012  |  
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It’s Friday, you just got paid, your hair is done, you’ve got a new dress, and you’re off for the next two days. Perfect night to hit the club right? That’s what thousands of women think every week as they convince their girls to put on their dancing shoes and hit up their favorite spot. But nothing will make you regret that choice quicker than coming in contact with the wrong fool at the club, and experience tells us that fool is usually of the male persuasion. Sorry guys, but between the thirsty dudes who can’t stay out of your face to the cats who like to pretend like they’re balling out of control just because they’re on somebody’s payroll, ya’ll know how to ruin a girl’s good night out.

In case you’re thinking of hitting the streets tonight, let me prepare you for the 10 types of men you’re likely to encounter. Consider yourself warned.

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The Grinder

You know that pose. It’s the sign of a man getting ready to try to put his lil man as close to your booty as possible without getting slapped all in the name of “dancing.” Grinders are the worst because you don’t see them coming. They creep up behind you and before you know it, he’s all on your back like “heeeeyyyy” while your girls are looking at your face going “ewwww.” Even the unexpected pelvic thrust wouldn’t be so bad if he didn’t push into your butt like a) he knew you, and b) he was trying to make a baby with you. This man is the definition of doing too much on the dance floor.

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The Talker

You’d think it was a given that the club isn’t the best place for in-depth conversation but there’s always one man who thinks the best way to a club-hopping woman’s heart is through her ear. I don’t know about you, but when I’m out and my song is on I don’t want to talk to anybody — not the people I came with and definitely not a stranger who is preventing me from singing/rapping every single lyric in my song, ‘cuz that’s what I do. The talker doesn’t really have any game, he just figures the more small talk he can make with you, the better the odds of you actually giving him your number at the end of the night. What he doesn’t realize is he’d have a better chance getting the digits by shutting the hell up.

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The Thirstball

Eye contact will do you in with this man. The thirstball is the guy in the corner who will watch you all night long and the moment your eyes lock with his, he will almost trip over himself to have a conversation with you and then never leave. An appropriate nickname for this man would be cockblocker because after giving him 20 seconds of your time, he’ll permanently post beside you making it look like he’s your man, and even  catch a ‘tude when you talk to someone else And if you move to a different area to get away from him, somehow he’s always lurking in the shadows waiting for that “in” to come back and talk to or dance with you. He needs a water bottle for all that thirsty handcuffing he’s trying to pull off.

Creepy Old Man

“Hey girl, come here with yo fine, barely legal self.” You know you’ve heard that before. The club experience just wouldn’t be complete without some 50-something nasty man making inappropriate comments about your body and suggesting you need a sugar daddy in your life. He might be good for a free drink or two but when he starts hinting at you doing something strange for a large chunk of change, like rent money, it’s time to tell granddaddy to grab his cane and step out your face.

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The Overnight Celebrity

It’s something about a negro in the club on payday that makes you wish you were at home nestled in your sheets instead of watching a dude pretend to make it rain in the club. This is the guy buying bottles just so he can have something in his hand to attract women. He’s thirsty for attention and will remind you every two minutes that he bought a bottle and you can have some, or that he’s in “VIP” which is really just a 4×4 area roped off with caution tape. You might even catch him tossing out ones and then trying to scrape them back up before the lights come on. He’s the ultimate poser who will wake up Saturday morning with a negative balance in his bank account.

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The wanna-be Thug

This guy is the reason the rap hour at the club gets cut short. The wanna-be thug is the man whose had one too many shots of Hennessy and gets way too hype when Wacka Flocka comes on and suddenly wants to fight every dude in the club and push every girl out of his way. He thinks he’s really about that life but the truth is on any given day he has the ferocity of Drake until a few inapplicable lyrics amp him up to the point of usually getting knocked the eff out because you can’t tell him he’s not Big Meech or Larry Hoover.

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Dude with the fake name

I cannot stand when a man asks me my name, I give it to him, and he hits me with, they call me Double O. Um, excuse me? Who is is they? I’m only concerned about what your mama named you and what the government calls you. A man who gives you a nickname in place of his birth name is the ultimate turn-off, but thankfully his behavior is the ultimate red flag so no matter how attractive he may be, from this response you know he’s not worth your time.

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The Energizer Bunny

This is the dude who clearly came to the club thinking it was a tryout for the next Beyonce video and leaves out dripping in sweat. Normally the most you see from a man at the club is a little two-step and maybe a lean back if he’s not a grinder. But this guy is on ten the entire night and will try to grab you on every song and get you to do the bump, hustle, or just about anything with him despite the fact that the last 12 times he asked you told him “I’m good.” He is a prime example of someone who can’t take no for an answer and who needs to have a seat ASAP.

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The scouter

This man collects phone numbers like recyclable cans and can’t even remember the names of half the women he met that night. The scouter essentially goes out just to get women and his entire night is a numbers game. Quality is not his M.O. he just wants to see how many women he can talk into giving up the digits — or more — and repeat the process all over again the next day. Basically, he ain’t ish.

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