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 pedophile 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.

Of course for this to happen someone [[HasAType has to have a type]] in the first place.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/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 Szayelaporro Granz during his fight with Renji. Since the dialogue 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.
%%* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
%%--> '''Ranma''': (to Akane) You don't have to worry about me trying anything, because you're not even my type.
* In ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Makoto Kino indicates that she's been on the receiving end of this trope a few times. In her introductory episode in the 1990s anime adaptation, crush ''du jour'' Game Machine Joe states that [[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon he's not into tall, strong girls like her]]; Mako admits that the senpai who broke her heart said the same thing, and it's shown to be a recurring source of pain for her in this and later episodes.
* Negi's father Nagi is shown having this conversation with [[StalkerWithACrush Evangeline]] during a flashback in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', first saying that he isn't into little girls, then that he isn't into old hags when she points out [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld her real age]], [[spoiler:not to mention that he was already HappilyMarried to Arika at the time.]] [[spoiler:''Manga/UQHolder'' revealed that they did in fact end up getting married post series ([[WhatHappenedToTheMouse as for what happened to Arika, it's never specified]]).]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'': Subverted by Roark Jr., a pedophile serial killer who could only get it up from [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming hearing his victims scream]]. When he captures Hartigan and Nancy (who almost became one of his victims years ago), he smirks that she's no longer his "type" [[ShesAllGrownUp now that she's an adult]], but he's willing to make an exception to get revenge on both of them.

[[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, of 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."

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* Inverted in the first ''WesternAnimation/{{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. All right?\\
'''Fiona''': Well, of course you are. You're my rescuer.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* 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 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/CasinoRoyale2006'':
-->'''Bond''': Don't worry, you're not my type.\\
'''Vesper''': Smart?\\
'''Bond''': Single.
* PlayedForLaughs in this exchange between the acerbic pair in ''Film/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.
* ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'': While trying to figure out what kind of man Kat would be interested in, Cameron and Michael determine she likes "pretty guys like Jared Leto. Used for comical effect when they later insinuate to Patrick that he isn't her type.
-->'''Cameron''': Here's another problem. Bianca said that Kat likes pretty guys.\\
''They stare at each other''.\\
'''Patrick''': (affronted) Are you telling me I'm not a pretty guy?\\
'''Michael''': ...He- He's very pretty!\\
'''Cameron''': Yeah, I- I just wasn't sure. I- I didn't know.\\
'''Michael''': This is a gorgeous guy! [to Patrick] You're a gorgeous guy.
* ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'' has one of these early in the film, when the hero Pistachio (yes, that's his name) meets a girl named Sophia.
* In the beginning of ''Film/{{Kopps}}'', Jacob's blind date ends after two minutes with the woman saying this sentence.
* ''A Most Wanted Man'' (2014). Irna teases fellow intelligence agent Gunther that he fancies the pretty blonde lawyer they're tailing.
-->'''Gunther:''' Not my type.
-->'''Irna:''' What is your type?
-->'''Gunther:''' You are Irna, you know that.
-->''(pulls her into a FakeOutMakeOut as the lawyer passes. Gunther is [[RevealingHug eyeing the lawyer]] as they're smooching)''

* 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.
* Done rather painfully in ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'', the last sequel to ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' by Creator/VCAndrews. Cathy's three children -- her biological sons Jory and Bart and her adopted daughter Cindy -- are all together again for the first time in a few years, and Cindy has blossomed from awkward teen to lovely young college student. Bart is visibly taken aback by her transformation. Cindy approaches him rather hopefully, wanting to put their childhood enmity behind them, but he misinterprets her intent (or pretends to) and says coldly, "You're not my type."
* Used a couple of times in ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'':
** PlayedForLaughs in various instances of so-called mortal enemies werewolf Shelena and monster hunter Veres telling each other as much, [[FoeRomanceSubtext unasked for]]. Shelena claims that scrawny and half-dead isn't her type, and who likes TallDarkAndHandsome anyway? And Veres informs her that blonde and foul-mouthed is nothing anybody would want. Guess who becomes the OfficialCouple by the end of the book.
** PlayedForDrama twice in a row when Shelena is chained naked in the villain's dungeon. Etvor tells Shelena that all of her attempts to look unbreakable aren't going to make her his type, but she's good enough to rape and to produce werewolf-hybrids anyway. Shortly after, freshly [[FaceHeelTurn face-heel-turned]] Veres comes waltzing down to declare that no matter what she may have tried, running around naked in front of him or nursing him back to life while threatening to kill him afterwards anyway would never make him fall for her because it shows that she is ruled by animalistic instincts and has no real heart for love, and that's disgusting and not his thing. [[spoiler:Veres, at least, was bluffing and talking bullshit out his nose because he needed time to weave a spell to free Shelena and the villains were listening in.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Not TheReveal, but on ''Series/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/BattlestarGalactica2003'': Admiral Cain has her former lover Gina imprisoned, tortured and raped for being a Cylon. When Gina confronts her Cain says "Frak You", and Gina does this as a PreMortemOneLiner. Given the FoeYay between the two in this scene, their relationship was later {{Ret Con}}ned so that 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 tells 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."
* ''Series/{{CSINY}}'': 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 into Angelus, whose prized possession is Drusilla whom he drove insane]].
** In "This Year's Girl", Buffy and Faith have the following exchange [[YouFightLikeACow while trading punches]].
--->'''Faith''': Thought I'd go after the clean marine, didn't ya? He's a cutie. Looks like he can use a good roll in the sack.\\
'''Buffy''': You're not his type. He's not real big on sleaze.
** In the comics, after the reveal that 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 Creator/JudiDench and Eleanor 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 guns 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.
* ''Series/{{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}})
* {{Inverted}} in one ''Series/BurnNotice'' episode when the writers toy with some FoeRomanceSubtext between Michael and [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Detective Paxson]].
-->'''Fiona''': Was that flirting or does she hate you?\\
'''Michael''': I am ''not'' her type.
* In ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'', Cameron uses these exact words when Donna teasingly suggests that they pose as a lesbian couple to get a better deal when buying a house.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Space Fall", the NumberTwo of the prison ship implies to Jenna that the voyage will be a lot more comfortable [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty if she shares his cabin]]. She whispers her reply in his ear and gets cuffed across the face.
-->'''Jenna:''' That one's going to give us a hard time.
-->'''Vila:''' And you've improved his mood no end. Why couldn't you be nice to him?
-->'''Jenna:''' He's ''not'' my type.
-->'''Vila:''' You can't afford to be choosy now.
-->'''Jenna:''' [[DeadpanSnarker Why else would I be talking to you?]]

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' strip, when Jon is talking to a woman over the phone:
-->'''Jon''': [[RepeatingSoTheAudienceCanHear I'm not your type?! Well, just what is your type? ... Human?]]\\
'''Garfield''': Picky, picky, picky.

[[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]]?
* ''VideoGame/StarTrekOnline'': This line appears on the dossier card of one particular [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion female]] duty officer:
-->'''Jinnea''': I'm not interested in "off-duty research". At least not with you.
* ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': Cassandra in 2 has this, usually against male opponents.
* ''VideoGame/{{Blood}} II: The Chosen'' uses the phrasing, though for a different purpose (Caleb using it as a metaphor for IWorkAlone) and with the recipient hitting back pretty well.
-->'''Gabriella:''' I need to go with you, find out what's goin' on.\\
'''Caleb:''' You're not my type.\\
'''Gabriella:''' Hah, looked in the mirror lately? You're no catch yourself.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Inverted and then subverted in ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes''. [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Lydia and Betelgeuse]] bond a little when she has a CryIntoChest moment with him, and he teases her about letting a man so much older than she is sit on her bed. She remarks that "little anemic weirdos like me" probably aren't his type. The subversion comes from his response.
-->'''Betelgeuse''': Wanna bet on that?

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{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!"
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'', Babs and Montana Max fall under the influence of Cupid's arrows, thanks to Cupid going on vacation and entrusting Concord to carry out his duties. They're actually on the verge of getting married, and Buster is frantically trying to snap her out of it.
-->'''Buster''': He's not your type! He's not even your species!
* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': In the short ''Quacker Tracker'', Daffy Duck tries to catch Speedy Gonzales by disguising a roving grenade as a female mouse. Speedy is attracted to the decoy, but when it turns out to be in love with Daffy, he remarks "I guess I'm not her type".

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