A rebuff for unwanted sexual advances that is designed to make it clear that the speaker isn't interested in what the person they are addressing has to offer. In many cases, this StockPhrase is used to get the addressee out of the speaker's hair, or to indicate that the character on the receiving end is [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys too good]] (or not [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan good enough]]) to spark their desire. A common retort may be "You have a type?", especially if the original speaker is known to be the type that ReallyGetsAround.

Needless to say, this is quite often PlayedForLaughs.

In some cases, though, this trope may be used to ratchet up the creepy factor when a rapist or paedophile has captured the protagonist. While the phrase spoken in this manner highlights the particular perversions of the villain in question, it can also serve as a means to relieve the audience that, while the villain may have some violent plans in mind for the hero, an on-screen sexual assault is not imminent.

If the addressee doesn't take the hint, this may lead to an UnrequitedLoveLastsForever situation. If the character on the receiving end is the protagonist, it is not uncommon to have a HookedUpAfterwards reveal later on.

See StockPhrase. Compare AllLoveIsUnrequited, IncompatibleOrientation, and DudeShesALesbian.

A supertrope of SorryImGay, in which the phrase is used as part of TheReveal that a character is gay or lesbian (whether or not said statement is actually true.) Note that if a gay or lesbian character is talking to someone of their preferred gender but they're ''still'' not interested from some other reason, the example would instead be a part of this trope.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''SasamekiKoto'', [[LipstickLesbian one half of the main couple]] says this to [[ButchLesbian the other half]] [[http://www.mangakong.com/manga/Sasamekikoto/002/16 here]]. [[PlayedForDrama It drives the angst for most of the series.]]
* ''Manga/OnePiece'':
** PlayedForLaughs when Mermaid Princess Shirahoshi says this is the reason that she won't marry [[StalkerWithACrush Vander Decken]]. Considering that he's been using his devil fruit power to throw any object (usually [[{{BFS}} very big, pointy ones]]) he can at her (from literally anywhere) for ten years, forcing her to hide away in a castle out of fear, practically everyone is surprised this is her main concern.
** Also used when Lola proposed to Franky. Turns out he's just too super for her.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** While it's not shown, this kind of interaction may have happened in Hinagiku and Miki's past. Miki seems to be playful about the relationship, and Hinagiku is still good friends with her, it doesn't appear that it was destructive to their friendship. When Hinagiku starts showing amourous feelings for Hayate, Miki seems to be one of the forerunners of assisting her, a sign of this trope being applied and IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy.
** When Nishizawa first approaches Hayate asking him to go out with her, he [[BlatantLies claims to be only interested in 2D girls.]]
* Used in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' by Szayel Aporro during his fight with Renji. Since the dialog changes from the Japanese anime, English dub, or the English comics, he either says this word for word, [[CampStraight denies being gay]], or makes an ambiguous statement that could be interpreted multiple ways. In any translation, he rejects Renji after mistaking Renji's actions as flirtation.
* ''RanmaOneHalf'':
--> '''Ranma:''' (to Akane) You don't have to worry about me trying anything, because you're not even my type.
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[[folder: Apparel]]
* Played perfectly straight with [[http://www.headlineshirts.net/youre-not-my-type.html this T-shirt]], which tells on-lookers that they are not your type in 13 different languages, including ''sign language''. (Be forewarned, for those wishing to rush out and buy it, the sign language on the shirt is... well, [[PrecisionFStrike pretty direct]].)
** Being fingerspelled English rather than pure American Sign Language doesn't make it any more polite, either. Although it's oddly clever, as simply knowing ''how'' to sign any version of "Not interested" can be an attractant...

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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* ''Fanfic/TheHeadhunt'' manages to find the one person in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe with no interest in [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion females]]: Dul'krah, Clan Korekh, who has himself injected with a chemical that blocks her pheromones.
--> "And without that, your form does not attract me: you have too few horns."
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[[folder:Film]]
* In ''Film/TheAlphabetKiller'', when the eponymous serial rapist/murderer (who happens to only target pre-teen girls with {{Alliterative Name}}s) captures the female cop who has been hunting him, he laughingly says this while driving to the place he plans where he plans to kill her and dump her body.
* In the 2007 ''Film/NancyDrew'' movie, Ned is worried Nancy will fall for someone else, telling he had a dream where she forgot about him for "the guy from ''{{Series/Smallville}}''" Her attempt to console him doesn't work.
-->'''Nancy''': Don't worry about that guy from ''Smallville''. He's not my type.
-->'''Ned''': [[ComicallyMissingThePoint You have a type]]?"
* From ''Film/CasinoRoyale'':
-->'''Bond:''' Don't worry, you're not my type.
-->'''Vesper:''' Smart?
-->'''Bond:''' Single.
* PlayedForLaughs in this exchange between the acerbic pair in ''SixDaysSevenNights'':
-->'''Quinn Harris:''' If it makes you feel any better you're not my type.\\
'''Robin Monroe:''' Oh good, why?\\
'''Quinn Harris:''' You talk too much. You're opinionated. You're stubborn, sarcastic, and stuck up! Your ass is too narrow and your tits are too small.\\
'''Robin Monroe:''' Hey, you wanna know why you're not my type?\\
'''Quinn Harris:''' Nope.
* Inverted in the first ''{{Shrek}}'' film, as the eponymous character (an ogre, though his features are obscured by armour and soot) rebuffs Princess Fiona's claims that, as her hero, he must be her true love:
-->'''Donkey:''' With Shrek? Whoa, whoa, whoa... You think, you think that Shrek is your true love?\\
'''Fiona:''' Well... Yes.\\
''[Shrek and Donkey look at each other and burst into laughter]''\\
'''Fiona:''' What is so funny?\\
'''Shrek:''' Let's just say, I'm not your type. Alright?\\
'''Fiona:''' Well of course you are. You're my rescuer.
* ''TheMasterOfDisguise'' has one of these early in the film, where the hero Pistachio (yes, that's his name) meets a girl named Sophia.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In one ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' short story, Cain uses this as a BondOneLiner when he shoots a chaos cultist who tried to seduce (and allow a demon to possess) him.
--> "Sorry, I prefer blondes." BLAM!
* In ''Literature/TheBlackMagicianTrilogy'' [[{{CureYourGays}} Dannyl]] says this to an Inchani woman who wants to make him her slave and tell him that she likes to [[{{SexSlave}} "reward"]] her favorite slaves.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Not TheReveal, but on ''TheCommish'' one of the officers is outed as gay and the others start giving him a hard time. At one point he says to his police partner, "What, are you afraid I'm gonna come on to you? News flash, you're not my type."
* In ''Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'': Gina does this as a PreMortemOneLiner to her former lover Admiral Cain who she later had imprisoned, tortured and raped for being a Cylon, and when Gina confronts her saying: "Frak You". Given the FoeYay between the two in this scene, their relationship was later {{Ret Con}}ned so that [[LesYay Gina was her type]].
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' had a semi-infamous instance where Tom of the Others tells Kate that she wasn't "his type". It took the show a while, but it finally officially confirmed that, yes, he was gay.
* In the 1980's cop show ''Series/{{Hunter}}'', a BountyHunter shows an interest in Hunter's partner Dee Dee [=McCall=]. Hunter tell him curtly, "She's not your type." The bounty hunter smirks and says they're all his type.
* ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''. In the evil Mirror Universe, Mirror!Worf is keeping Mirror!Garak chained up as his prisoner. Garak complains that when he served Intendent Kira as least he was able to "please her" (it's clear he means sexually). Worf yanks him close and growls in his ear, "''You'' are not my type."
* ''{{CSI NY}}'': Aiden does this to Danny, though without the exact phrase.
-->'''Aiden''': I'm way outta your league, Messer.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** After Faith turns evil and tries to seduce Angel, he claims he likes them sane, [[HypocriticalHumor even though she did it to turn him in Angelus whose prized possession is Drusilia who he drove insane.]]
** In the comics, after the reveal Buffy slept with fellow Slayer Satsu, she and Willow snark about it, with Willow stating it's lucky she didn't experiment with her, [[BlatantLies claiming Buffy isn't her type,]] and Buffy claiming her type includes JudiDench and Elenore Roosevelt. Cue BrainBleach.
* In the first season of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', Kate's father suggests the possibility of Kate and Angel getting together. Kate responded, "He's not my type. Or I'm not his. There's definitely a type involved, and it's the wrong one." Quite probably a StealthPun referring to [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire blood typing]].
* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Danger 5}}'', two of our heroes are getting beaten up by Hitler's BodyguardBabes, then Pierre (TheCasanova of the team) is shown chatting up the woman who's supposed to be fighting him. When the rest of Danger 5 burst in and shoot the women, Pierre takes a submachine gun off them and [[WhatMeasureIsAMook casually her down, saying this line]].
* On ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'', Jerry dates a woman who is revealed to have dated and been ''dumped'' by Newman; the only reason he gives for why he dumped her was, ‘She wasn’t my type.’ It drives Jerry mad that he’s dating a woman that even ''Newman'' found unacceptable.
* ''{{Friends}}'': This is [[{{JustFriends}} Monica's response to Chandler suggesting he could be her boyfriend]], stating she needs someone older and more mature. Despite that, a year later they become intimate, as well as the-longest running couple of the gang, even becoming HappilyMarried.
--> Monica: "I need someone like Richard or Pete. Someone older...mature."
--> Chandler: "Oooh, am I not ''mature'' enough for you." *Beat*
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[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In a ''{{Garfield}}'' strip, when Jon is talking to a woman over the phone:
-->'''Jon:''' [[RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear I'm not your type?! Well just what is you type? ... Human?]]\\
'''Garfield:''' Picky, picky, picky.
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[[folder: Video Games]]
* In the JRPG ''VideoGame/KnightsOfXentar'', One character responds to the seductive advances of a CatGirl with "Sorry, not my type. Or species."
* In ''VideoGame/LiberalCrimeSquad'', when failing a seduction attempt, one of the possible response from the target is: "You're not my type, I like the sane".
* In ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', Juhani and Dak Vessar's falling out was started this way. Dak told Juhani that he was in love with her. She told him she couldn't return his feelings. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though Juhani was able to explain (or that Dak could comprehend) why--it's strongly implied that Juhani is a lesbian.
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', this is how [[LipstickLesbian Samantha Traynor]] rejects male Shepard if he [[IncompatibleOrientation tries to flirt with her]].
-->'''Traynor''': "I'm sorry. I try to be friendly, but...you're not really my type. [[SorryImGay Remember how I liked]] ''[[ArousedByTheirVoice EDI's]]'' [[ArousedByTheirVoice voice]]?"
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''{{Archer}}'' is delighted to get a "Honeypot" mission (seducing an enemy agent) until he finds the target is a gay male Cuban agent. Archer blatantly comes on to him in an outfit that would be an embarrassment at a Pride parade, and the Cuban, a suave gentleman, rejects him outright, saying "You're not my type". Naturally, Archer is offended and yells "I am ''everyone's'' type!"
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