The people you've probably dated

The Twin Cities characters we all know and love

The people you've probably dated
Derek Erdman

Recently, the New York Times told the world everything it needed to know about the dating scene in Minnesota. While they totally hit it out of the park, the reality is that your chances of finding love (or at least a sloppy weekend hookup) aren't limited to hipster hangouts and Big Buck Hunter.

Yes, some people were offended by the horrible stereotypes that the NYT leveled on us, but the reality is that some stereotypes just happen to be true. That's why this week we're giving you a rundown of the people you've most likely dated, warned a friend about, or at least unsuccessfully tried to take home from the CC Club after a hot night of PBR and Game of Thrones innuendo.

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15 comments
Tammy Boots
Tammy Boots

Somehow the female ones seem to be more negative than the male ones, is it just me? Both versions are pretty tacky, as caricatures are supposed to be. It's all in fun, right?!

death_bot
death_bot

Woo, uncreative stereotypes!

Also: white people!

sailor.donut
sailor.donut

"The 9 Types of Girlfriends" and "The 9 Types of Boyfriends" are Matt Groening comics that are actually funny.
These are not.
I am only offended insofar as that someone found these really unfunny articles fit to publish.

David Roberts
David Roberts

are those two some kind of alternate universe Beavis and Butthead?

jadoescher
jadoescher

The only problem I have with these is they aren't funny at all, and have nothing to do with Minnesota.

T.J. Barber
T.J. Barber

I thought they were funny too. The people who are put off by these are the same people who would demand their money back from a caricature artist.

Ashley Besser
Ashley Besser

Seriously. Just stop. The first time these were posted they weren't good. They're not getting better.

spincut13
spincut13

Isn't it kind of redundant to make a whole new entry to rehash two other articles that were already posted last week?

yani0019
yani0019

@Tammy Boots I totally felt the same way.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@Jeremy Hop See, that's the thing, they weren't even funny. Just incredibly lame and overly stereotypical. Nobody is as one sided as those caricatures were.

thomas.m.crouse
thomas.m.crouse

@spincut13 It's a cover story. Some people still pick up real newspapers in the real world. Would be silly for City Pages to not have its cover story on its own website.

qwertyuiop
qwertyuiop

@ajlalk3 do you not know the definition of caricature? find a hobby or something, jeezuz, people on this site just whine about the stupidest things

spincut13
spincut13

@thomas.m.crouse @spincut13 That makes it even worse though :/ . As others have been saying, they weren't that funny the first time they were put up, and now they're a cover story with the same "New York Times did this bad article about dating, so here's our generic stereotype articles about dating....again". 

A response to the response to the response?

I like the cover art though....reminds me of the show China, IL.

ajlalk3
ajlalk3 topcommenter

@qwertyuiop @ajlalk3 Except, caricature's are supposed to be creative and fun. These 2 articles were not.

 
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