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Inexcusable Dating Dealbreakers (from a Woman's Viewpoint)

List RulesLadies, 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
    944
    110

    Anger Issues

  • 2
    758
    97

    You Don't Pay Child Support or See Your Kids.

  • 3
    564
    69

    You interrupt or talk over me.

  • 4
    186
    19

    You invite your mom to come along on our date.

  • 5
    1,245
    192

    You hit on the bartender or waitress in front of me

  • 6
    1,303
    211

    You're openly rude to others

  • 7
    1,111
    181

    You blatantly check out other girls while we're on a date

  • 8
    1,223
    209

    You casually mention you have a girlfriend

  • 9
    1,235
    226

    You have poor hygiene (bad breath, B.O., dirty laundry, etc.)

  • 10
    1,045
    200

    You're aggressive and imposing about your political, religious, or environmental beliefs

  • 11
    1,151
    225

    You're racist

  • 12
    1,093
    218

    You constantly check your phone while we're talking

  • 13
    500
    91

    You Try to Tell Me How to Raise My Kids.

  • 14
    560
    116

    You don't get along with my kid

  • 15
    949
    218

    You talk excessively about your mom, your exes, or your shrink

  • 16
    903
    214

    You never offer to pick up the check

  • 17
    938
    225

    You don't understand sarcasm (or laugh at any of my jokes)

  • 18
    848
    206

    You talk excessively about yourself

  • 19
    757
    193

    When you drink liquor, you turn into Wolverine

  • 20
    849
    222

    You chew with your mouth open or make weird mouth noises while chewing

  • 21
    934
    251

    You're homophobic

  • 22
    839
    229

    You don't like animals

  • 23
  • 24
    700
    200

    You invite your friends out with us whenever we go on a date

  • 25
    604
    177

    You talk about how volatile your last couple of breakups were

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