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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
    948
    112
    Alaina Hillman added

    Anger Issues

  • 2
    1,255
    191

    You hit on the bartender or waitress in front of me

  • 3
    1,311
    211

    You're openly rude to others

  • 4
    761
    98
    Kathy Zachary added

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

  • 5
    1,120
    181

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

  • 6
    1,233
    209

    You casually mention you have a girlfriend

  • 7
    1,247
    225

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

  • 8
    567
    69
    Chai Óheyrður added

    You interrupt or talk over me.

  • 9
    1,156
    227

    You're racist

  • 10
    1,056
    202

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

  • 11
    1,103
    221

    You constantly check your phone while we're talking

  • 12
    959
    219

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

  • 13
    949
    222

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

  • 14
    908
    216

    You never offer to pick up the check

  • 15
    503
    91
    Kathy Zachary added

    You Try to Tell Me How to Raise My Kids.

  • 16
    854
    207

    You talk excessively about yourself

  • 17
    567
    116
    dena-leichnitz added

    You don't get along with my kid

  • 18
    853
    221

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

  • 19
    936
    252

    You're homophobic

  • 20
    763
    194

    When you drink liquor, you turn into Wolverine

  • 21
    835
    230

    You don't like animals

  • 22
    703
    201

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

  • 23
    608
    176

    You talk about how volatile your last couple of breakups were

  • 24
    685
    212

    You're overly touchy too soon

  • 25
    742
    235

    You brag about not having read a book since high school

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