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We all have a 'type' in relationships - but can you break free from it?

Dating types
Research published this week showed we all have a set 'type' when it comes to dating.

As he walks into the room wearing a cable-knit jumper and a smirk, I know I'm done for. This man, regardless of his name or occupation, is my new obsession. And if he happens to have a Sloaney accent, snobby appreciation of literature and an obsession with politics, I may propose by the end of the night.

I don’t carry a strict checklist with me on dates (“Oh, you’ve never read Hemingway? Adieu to you, sir”), but there are certain qualities I find attractive.

I call it my trifecta - they need to be smart, feminist and ‘woke’ (or at least think they are) to make me go wobbly. If a prospective date meets these criteria, the slot machine in my brain clicks into place and I feel I have hit the jackpot....

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