Never Date These 10 Types Of People

Save yourself the time, energy, and frustration.

James Michael Sama
7 min readJun 7, 2024

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I believe that over the years, we tend to notice trends in certain “types” of people. This is not to say that we should label, or group, categorize, or generalize — but it is to say that if we can spot tendencies or patterns in a person that point to a road we’ve been down before, then those are flags worth paying attention to.

Let’s discuss, then, 10 different types of people whom, when they cross your path, it’s best to politely scoot right by them.

1: The “freshly back on the market.”

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve seen relationship problems be tied back to this one simple thing:

One person involved is recently out of a relationship and hasn’t had time to process the breakup, or figure themselves out, or become emotionally ready again.

All of which are necessary for being ready to enter a healthy relationship.

The difficult lesson to learn here is that, in another life or at another time, this person might actually be great for you, but if they’re not fully ready to enter into a relationship, to be an equal partner, to be fully secure in themselves or what they want…then they will inevitably create distance between…

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James Michael Sama

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