Friday, 7 June 2013

ANIMAL ATTRACTIONS: THE BIRDS ’N BEES REVEALED


ABOVE: Russell Brand: the dog - very popular and full of fun but unable to settle with one person
“
Russell Brand is your typical man’s best friend
”
David Holmes, psychologist
7th June 2013

By James Moore

WHEN it comes to your love life are you a worker bee like One Direction hunk Harry Styles or more of a night owl like supermodel Cara Delevingne?

These are just two of the animal types we’re likely to adopt when seeking a partner, according to online dating service MySingleFriend.com

With help by psychologist David Holmes, the site has identified five main “species” by studying thousands of its member profiles – and each of them has been compared to a top celebrity. He reckons that each beast of the mating game has common traits.

He says: “Everyone will have a friend or maybe even themselves that they feel fits one of the profiles.”
Website founder Sarah Beeny added: “We found that we could easily pull out all the common ‘usual suspects’ of the dating world.”

So which are you?

Worker Bee
Star-alike: Harry Styles

Most commonly found buzzing around big cities, their busy working lives are often found to be a drawback in dating.

They’re addicted to their BlackBerries and attracted to one another, as they can share understanding of work pressures and programme their dating with precision, just as they do the work diary.

David says: “Harry Styles may find himself being a busy bee because his success means he will struggle to strike a good love life to work balance.”

Man’s Best Friend
Star-alike: Russell Brand

He’s the adorable, excitable puppy that loves attention. These singletons have lots of friends, are very loyal to their group, but often struggle to leave the pack and make time for that one special person.

David says: “Russell Brand is your typical man’s best friend – very popular, full of fun and loving attention but unable to settle with one person.

“However, like most dog types, they can become very faithful once they find their place in the pack.”

Night Owl
Star-alike: Cara Delevingne

Common among students and 20- somethings. It’s great to party, but burning the candle at both ends leaves them with no time for dating.

David says: “Cara loves to party so is best suited to another night owl. However, be prepared for a relationship that may make the day more interesting and ease your nocturnal excesses.”

Shark
Star-alike: Spencer Matthews

More common among male members, some singles are judged to be a bit too “cool” to settle down and often struggle to find someone they are happy with.

It is important for these people to flirt and play the numbers game online, so that when the dates happen, they matter.

David says: “Made In Chelsea’s Spencer Matthews is our shark.

“He acts like a player but could meet his match when heart and charm can be reunited.”

Picky Panda
Star-alike: George Clooney

The perfectionists. With a little more commitment, help from friends and willingness to step out of their comfort zone, they might realise Mr or Mrs Perfect is out there after all.

David says: “Picky pandas enjoy time on their own and are careful when choosing a date.

“George Clooney gives this impression. As with many of those who become comfortable with themselves first, they have a lot to offer.”
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