Guys, Who’s Your Celeb Crush?

Prepare to be shocked and amazed by what your Hollywood dream date reveals about your romance style—and ideal woman.

By Chelsea Kaplan

hat does your cinematic dream date say about your dating style? More than you think, says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., the host of Detroit's popular Love Doctor live television and radio programs. If you thought there was little more than a pretty face behind your movie crush, the doctor is “in” to tell you what that fantasy woman reveals about your true dating desires.

The Girl Next Door
“If your crush is on a girl-next-door, you’re ready for a companion to share your life.”
Drew Barrymore in Music & Lyrics, Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree, Kirsten Dunst in Spiderman 3, and Cameron Diaz in There’s Something About Mary

You’re really looking for: Someone with whom you can have a quality, committed relationship. You’re seeking someone reliable, dependable and trustworthy— someone you can take home to your family and someone who can get along with your friends. You want a companion you can build a life with and someone who will return your genuine love for her.

The Love Doctor weighs in: “The girl next door is the gal who will really understand why you still hang out with your high-school buddy who is obsessed with antique trains or why you will only eat ice cream on weekends. What does this say about you? It means that you are ready to have a relationship in your life and to trust and share your intimate feelings and thoughts with a woman.”

The Brain
Toni Collette in In Her Shoes, Gwyneth Paltrow in Proof and Julianne Moore in Children of Men

You’re really looking for: An intellectual challenge. You want someone who can meet you head-to-head in wits and intelligence. You crave a woman who gets turned on by seeing a foreign film and then getting into an animated discussion about it later in bed.

The Love Doctor weighs in: “You are secure in yourself, with who you are and with where you are in life and work. You are not threatened by women who are your equals in power and intelligence. Instead, you feel intelligent women amp love and sex up to the next level.”

The Bombshell
Beyoncé Knowles in Dreamgirls, Rose McGowan in Grindhouse and Jessica Simpson in The Dukes of Hazzard

You’re really looking for: Someone with whom you can have a fun date,
“If you pine for the career girl, you don’t fade out when the woman in your life shines.”
a one-night stand or a non-committed relationship. You want someone who can give you an encounter or relationship with no strings attached or who won’t come with any emotional baggage. This type of woman could patent a perfume called “Unavailable,” which is a scent that always turns you on.

The Love Doctor weighs in: “In choosing this type of woman, you show that you value fun and excitement over commitment. Being attracted to the bombshell type indicates that you are not in the right space and place to settle down with a woman, and you aren’t ready to trust and share yourself fully with a woman. Instead, you’re in it for fun. There’s also a chance that choosing this woman communicates a certain sense of guardedness. You are reminding yourself that you could be hurt emotionally if you fall in love and become vulnerable.”

The High-Maintenance Princess
Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, Lela Rochon in Waiting to Exhale and Uma Thurman in My Super Ex-Girlfriend

You’re really looking for: Women who will be dependent on you. High-maintenance women will always call on you to you to fulfill their needs, and in choosing one, you’re willing to gladly cater to their each and every need. In return, you will be given rewards for all that you do to please them.

The Love Doctor weighs in: “Even though she is exasperating at times, you like to be seen with this gal, who because she’s always well-put together and enhances your image with the guys. Chances are, you are also someone who doesn’t have a high degree of self-confidence or self-esteem. You need the reinforcement or positive feedback from others that this kind of woman brings to feel good about yourself.”

The Career Woman
Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada and Kate Bosworth in Superman Returns

You’re really looking for: A woman who is confident with herself and expects to be at the top… and in front of others.

The Love Doctor weighs in: “You are not afraid or threatened by women who are powerful, bright, and earn a good living. This says a lot about your own confidence: You don't fade out when the woman in your life shines.”

The Older Woman
Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl, Diane Lane in Unfaithful and Cate Blanchett in Notes on a Scandal

What you’re really looking for: Someone who’s experienced… and relatively drama-free.

The Love Doctor weighs in: “This means that you are more mature than your years or that you are attracted to the qualities of your mother. Neither is a bad thing. You have probably always been interested in friends who were older than you. You have also learned a secret—that older also means more experienced. Sometimes older translates into less drama, which is also fine with you. Rejoice in your own maturity and be watchful that any age gap doesn’t create too many conflicts.”

Chelsea Kaplan is deputy editor at Her blog, “I’m Somebody’s Mother?” can be found at
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