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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
    941
    110

    Anger Issues

  • 2
    755
    97

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

  • 3
    561
    69

    You interrupt or talk over me.

  • 4
    184
    19

    You invite your mom to come along on our date.

  • 5
    1,241
    192

    You hit on the bartender or waitress in front of me

  • 6
    1,298
    211

    You're openly rude to others

  • 7
    1,110
    181

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

  • 8
    1,220
    208

    You casually mention you have a girlfriend

  • 9
    1,232
    226

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

  • 10
    1,042
    200

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

  • 11
    1,145
    225

    You're racist

  • 12
    1,091
    218

    You constantly check your phone while we're talking

  • 13
    498
    91

    You Try to Tell Me How to Raise My Kids.

  • 14
    559
    116

    You don't get along with my kid

  • 15
    949
    217

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

  • 16
    938
    222

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

  • 17
    900
    214

    You never offer to pick up the check

  • 18
    846
    206

    You talk excessively about yourself

  • 19
    755
    193

    When you drink liquor, you turn into Wolverine

  • 20
    846
    222

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

  • 21
    930
    249

    You're homophobic

  • 22
    830
    229

    You don't like animals

  • 23
  • 24
    697
    200

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

  • 25
    601
    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.