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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1,103 233
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

2
536 71
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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1,033 214
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
1,097 237
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

5
1,118 252
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
931 216
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

7
982 245
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
902 228
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
891 244
You talk excessively about you... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You talk excessively about your mom, your exes, or your shrink

10
370 56
You Don't Pay Child Support or... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Kathy Zachary added You Don't Pay Child Support or See Your Kids.

11
879 243
You don't understand sarca... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't understand sarcasm (or laugh at any of my jokes)

12
921 259
You're racist is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're racist

13
828 238
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
776 237
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
775 247
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

16
818 283
You're homophobic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're homophobic

17
701 241
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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662 230
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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685 262
You don't introduce me to peop... is listed (or ranked) 19 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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685 264
You're a terrible kisser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're a terrible kisser

21
184 25
You interrupt or talk over me. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Chai Óheyrður added You interrupt or talk over me.

22
347 100
You don't get along with m... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
dena-leichnitz added You don't get along with my kid

23
669 262
You brag about not having read... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You brag about not having read a book since high school

24
616 236
You invite your friends out wi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You invite your friends out with us whenever we go on a date

25
669 266
You're unemployed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're unemployed

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259 60
You Try to Tell Me How to Rais... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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569 219
You don't follow up after the ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You don't follow up after the first date

28
574 222
You're overly touchy too soon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're overly touchy too soon

29
619 250
You always show up late is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You always show up late

30
522 200
You talk about how volatile yo... is listed (or ranked) 30 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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649 266
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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259 82
Dentist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)

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450 231
You say things like, "It&#... is listed (or ranked) 33 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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457 237
Any of your profile pictures l... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
Any of your profile pictures look like this one

35
449 234
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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449 246
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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401 237
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

38
407 245
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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403 247
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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432 279
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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363 254
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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377 301
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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303 288
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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19 12
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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270 278
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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297 314
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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278 332
You have any of the following ... is listed (or ranked) 47 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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246 319
You have terrible fashion sens... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You have terrible fashion sense

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244 329
You impulsively use emojis in ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You impulsively use emojis in every text message

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218 307
You're overly optimistic (Chri... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)
You're overly optimistic (Chris Traeger style)