It would be great if our love lives could start to heat up with the same intensity as the heat wave outside … and guess what? They can! This summer, you’re going to be meeting a lot of dudes –and a lot of them will fall into certain ‘categories’ (sorry, boys). If you know whom it is you’re going after, it’ll be that much easier to win his heart if you know his ‘type.’ See below for HC’s 5 Guys You’ll Meet This Summer … and how to get them.
The Lifeguard Guy
Every collegiette knows that one of the most important things you’ll do this summer is find the right pool/beach where you and your girlfriends can lay out (with sunscreen, of course). And ever since we were allowed to get that first two-piece bathing suit in middle school (tankinis, anyone?), we’ve noticed that lifeguards are CUTE. A guy with a tan, lean swimmer’s body who’s trained to save your life? Sign. Me. Up.
How to Get Him:
The Lifeguard Guy, though he may have a heart of gold, knows that the reason you put your lounge chair so close to his stand is because you’re checking him out. Girls hit on him every day. To separate yourself from the pack, situate yourself farther away but still in view of his stand (safety first). More importantly, don’t just lay out! Get a game of beach volleyball going or show off your freshman-year-of-college-honed Frisbee skills. If you’re at the pool, channel your inner 7-year-old boy and get a fun game going in the deep end.
Show him you’re more than a girl who looks good in her two-piece. But, whatever you do, DON’T FAKE DROWNING. This is a) really, really unethical and b) so not gonna produce the effect you desire.
The Intern Guy
If you’re like most collegiettes, you’re spending your summer filing paperwork, entering data and getting coffee at the internship of your dreams. While the work experience and resume building you’ll gain will be invaluable career-wise, let’s admit that on the days you’re just filing away, it’s gonna get a little boring. Cue the cute intern you totally have sexual tension with! Maybe he’s the Zac Efron of your magazine office, or maybe he’s just the only guy you work with, but you’re bound to develop a crush on someone you spend hours with every day.
How to Get Him:
First off, let me say, if your office has some kind of policy against interns dating one another, don’t do it. Just don’t. Take advice from a girl who knows. The job’s important, yo. However, if no such policy exists, your first move is to round up your fellow interns for an after-work dinner and/or drinks. Feel free to duck into the bathroom to refresh your hair and makeup, reapply deodorant, etc., and then go socialize! The more he sees you out of the office, the more likely he’s going to see you as someone other than just that cute intern.