Dating is an activity fraught with peril. You’re always worried about whether your clothes are right, if they’re laughing at your jokes or they’re just laughing at you – that kind of thing.
Deep down, however, we all believe that dating is fair. That we will be judged on our merits by the other person and that they will make the decision that is right for them, even if it isn’t right for us.
Sadly, this may not be the case. As these 10 comments from Redditors prove, some of the reasons that people ditch their dates are downright petty and shallow. You won’t believe reason number six on this list.
10. Snapping Out Of Attention
/u/lavalampaster says this drove him away, “This girl was beautiful, driven, intelligent; we got along well. She was perfect, except that she would snap her fingers whenever someone would say something she liked. Every conversation, peppered with snaps. She’d do it instead of applauding at concerts too.Eventually, I realized that this couldn’t be my life.”
9. Waste Not, Want Not
/u/TJayClark‘s environmentalist streak got in the way of love here, “Went on a date to buffalo wild wings. She ordered 20 wings. She ate maybe 7 of them.
When it came time to pay, she didn’t offer (I was gladly going to pay), nor did she want a doggie bag. Seeing all of that food go to waste was the deal breaker.”
8. Too Much Is Too Much
This guy’s constant self-love didn’t have the effect he hoped for on /u/BoooWendy, “I once started texting a guy from Tinder who seemed okay at first – he was quite good looking, he definitely took care of himself.”
“Every time he’d pop up on text to say hi, he’d send a selfie of himself along with it. At first, I replied ‘Oh haha did you mean to send that?’ and he said ‘Yes, like what you see?’ so I kind of uncomfortably said yeah he’s good looking.”
“Then it happened like two or three times again so I just stopped texting him.”
Think that’s odd? Check out number five.
7. Context For Annoyance
The way you conduct yourself in SMS matters to /u/abs1337, “‘cUs sHe TeXteD LiKe dIs! :):):):) :p:p:p:p =))))))”
And they’re not alone, /u/re_Claire agrees, “I hated when this was a thing. I Also Used To Know A Girl Who Texted Like This And It Really Made Me So Angry, Though Its Nowhere Near As Bad As Yours.”
6. Geographic Wizardry
If you don’t know something, don’t talk about it says /u/BeckerLoR, “Had a girl I took on a coffee date tell me that Peru isn’t a real country. I was telling her how I had just got back from a trip with some friends there. ‘Peru isn’t a country, it’s not real. I would know.'”
“I laughed a little bit cried on the inside said I had to leave and walked away.”
5. Something Fishy
/u/ElleAnn42‘s date was definitely angling in the wrong direction, “I went on a couple of dates with a guy who was so afraid of fish touching his legs that he refused to get in any water other than a chlorinated pool. Probably not a deal breaker for most people, but I’m an aquatic ecologist and my job at the time (right out of college) was to organize stream clean up events. I couldn’t see myself dating someone who was afraid of fish.”
That’s definitely not as bad as number two.
4. A Test Of Faith
We can see how this might be awkward as /u/jospehmolinski tells it, “A girl asked me if I believed in dinosaurs. She thought Satan put them here to test us. I’m just glad she dropped that bomb on the third date. Now I’m married to a woman that accepts dinosaurs.”
3. Faking It
This could get old fast and we’re big fans of our trans-Atlantic chums in the British isles. /u/88Dubs explains why he raced away from this girl, “Broke up with a girl after a week because she constantly talked about being British and saying every other sentence in a British accent. She was born in Kentucky….”
2. Table Manners
There’s something about /u/mattman1014‘s tale that you have to sympathize with, “Chewing your food with your mouth open. Instant no-go. Walked out of a date once, the girl was chewing like a goddamn barn animal.” There’s no excuse for lacking etiquette, he also says that she was rude to the wait staff.
1. Littering Up Their Life
/u/nateonguitar made a stand following his last date, “Purposefully leaving your popcorn, sodas, wrappers, etc. all over the place after a movie because “people are paid to clean it This happened about a month ago.”
“I haven’t seen her since, and it’s not because I broke my leg rollerblading 2 days after the movie!”
So there we have it. There are a lot of trifling ways to earn the ire of your date and get yourself placed on the discard pile. However, if you have a careful look many of these reasons have something in common – a lack of politeness. So maybe, if you focus on manners, you’ll be much better suited to dating?
What do you think? Is there somebody you’ve dated in the past that you ditched for something minor? Let us know about it in the comments please, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Also if you enjoyed this, please share it with your friends on social media.