Relationships Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)  

Lauren Slocum
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List Rules Ladies, vote up the worst offenses that would make you cancel your next date.

How can I put this lightly? Okay, I can't. Dating sucks! Sure, it’s fun to get dolled up, talk about yourself, and receive flattery from strangers, but after several rounds of douchey duds, you’ve sworn off dating forever and you’re ready to join a nudist commune in Colorado. So what’s the deal? Why can’t we just make some sexy eye contact in a bar, follow our pheromones, and call it a date?

Bad dates are a lot easier to come by than good dates. When you’re looking for something more than just a casual hookup, there are tons of dating deal breakers floating around in your subconscious as you judge your date from across the table. Why is he talking about himself so much? Why is he talking about his mom so much? Is that a tattoo of a yin yang on his wrist? Is he already drunk off that lemon drop?

If you’ve ever found yourself on a bad date, you can probably commiserate with many of the inexcusable deal breakers listed below. And if you’re just getting back into the game, read through this list of the worst dating offenses ever before you start weeding through your OKCupid messages.

Which characteristics cause you to kick that a**hat to the curb? Vote for the deal breakers you think are impossible to overlook, and add any cringeworthy offenses you don't see listed. And if he starts sending you shirtless selfies, channel your inner Liz Lemon and shut it down!

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You're openly rude to othe... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're openly rude to others

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563 74
Anger Issues is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Alaina Hillman added Anger Issues

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1,058 216
You hit on the bartender or wa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You hit on the bartender or waitress in front of me

4
1,120 239
You casually mention you have ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You casually mention you have a girlfriend

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1,143 255
You have poor hygiene (bad bre... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You have poor hygiene (bad breath, B.O., dirty laundry, etc.)

6
951 218
You blatantly check out other ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You blatantly check out other girls while we're on a date

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1,000 248
You constantly check your phon... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You constantly check your phone while we're talking

8
920 233
You're aggressive and imposing... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're aggressive and imposing about your political, religious, or environmental beliefs

9
390 57
You Don't Pay Child Support or... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Kathy Zachary added You Don't Pay Child Support or See Your Kids.

10
942 263
You're racist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're racist

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904 250
You talk excessively about you... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You talk excessively about your mom, your exes, or your shrink

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894 247
You don't understand sarca... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't understand sarcasm (or laugh at any of my jokes)

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841 242
You never offer to pick up the... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You never offer to pick up the check

14
792 240
You talk excessively about you... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You talk excessively about yourself

15
794 248
You chew with your mouth open ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You chew with your mouth open or make weird mouth noises while chewing

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835 285
You're homophobic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're homophobic

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719 245
You don't like animals is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't like animals

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676 232
When you drink liquor, you tur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
When you drink liquor, you turn into Wolverine

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201 27
You interrupt or talk over me. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Chai Óheyrður added You interrupt or talk over me.

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700 263
You don't introduce me to peop... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't introduce me to people we run into

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359 102
You don't get along with m... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
dena-leichnitz added You don't get along with my kid

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698 268
You're a terrible kisser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're a terrible kisser

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629 237
You invite your friends out wi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You invite your friends out with us whenever we go on a date

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682 265
You brag about not having read... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You brag about not having read a book since high school

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271 62
You Try to Tell Me How to Rais... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Kathy Zachary added You Try to Tell Me How to Raise My Kids.

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683 269
You're unemployed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're unemployed

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588 224
You're overly touchy too soon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're overly touchy too soon

28
579 222
You don't follow up after the ... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't follow up after the first date

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533 202
You talk about how volatile yo... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You talk about how volatile your last couple of breakups were

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631 253
You always show up late is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You always show up late

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662 270
You have bad grammar is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You have bad grammar

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269 86
Dentist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)

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468 240
Any of your profile pictures l... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Any of your profile pictures look like this one

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458 236
You say things like, "It&#... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You say things like, "It's chill baby," or, "I got you," with zero irony

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460 239
You don't have any male friend... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't have any male friends

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461 249
On a first date, you say, "... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
On a first date, you say, "Well I dunno, what do you want to do?"

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412 242
It takes you longer to get rea... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
It takes you longer to get ready than it takes me

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419 248
You refer to women as "chi... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You refer to women as "chicks"

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414 250
You text me awkward selfies (i... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You text me awkward selfies (i.e. lying in bed, shirt off in front of the mirror)

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441 285
You have gauges the size of qu... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You have gauges the size of quarters in your ears

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368 261
You think being environmentall... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You think being environmentally conscious is just something hippies do

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385 310
You only listen to Top 40 Coun... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You only listen to Top 40 Country Music

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308 296
You say overeager things like,... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You say overeager things like, "I can't wait for you to meet my parents!"

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28 16
Too much after shave and male ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
AlsoDenise added Too much after shave and male perfume

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277 283
You smell like the entrance of... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You smell like the entrance of an Abercrombie and Fitch store

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307 317
You immediately start complain... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You immediately start complaining about work or your bad day

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4 1
You Look Better In A Dress Tha... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You Look Better In A Dress Than I Do

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286 338
You have any of the following ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You have any of the following tattoos: tribal symbols, yin yangs, Chinese dragons, phrases like "only God can judge me," etc.

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255 327
You have terrible fashion sens... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You have terrible fashion sense

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251 336
You impulsively use emojis in ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You impulsively use emojis in every text message