Fact is, if someone has an anxious attachment type they can't really help it.
Needy people often have anxious attachment styles/types.So you have to narrow it down to what's most common (like a meta analysis) in each one. It doesn't mean it can never come up, but if you want to date someone then focus on that person.These spanned from early casual dates, to people who dated for a little while but found a reason not to commit long term. Not what someone else did to you, lied to you about, cheated on you, etc.If you don't know what attachment theory is I highly suggest reading up on it.Because it ultimately shapes your behavior in relationships. Anywho, needy people (there's plenty of needy women and men) need a lot of reassurance and people often pass this off as them simply being "insecure".