Posts tagged "dealbreaker"

Would You Dump Your Boyfriend For Getting A Happy Ending?

Rumor has it, Taylor Swift and her boyfriend-of-a-minute, Calvin Harris, have broken up. Who cares right? You’re probably still trying to figure out who Calvin Harris even is besides a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 12, 2015 - 11:40 am

Dealbreaker: I Got Called A Bitch On A Virtual First Date

For basically all of my adult life, I did not “date” in the conventional sense. I can count on one hand the number of times I went out to dinner…

Lauren Gitlin | May 4, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Make It Stop: “Smoking Is A Dealbreaker, But My Boyfriend Can’t Seem To Quit”

He’s been promising to quit cigs since they started dating, but even now that they’re talking marriage, his gross habit persists.

Anna Goldfarb | March 20, 2015 - 2:10 pm

Dealbreaker: He Told Me I Needed To “Be Happier”

On our last date, we sat next to each other on the floor of an Afghan restaurant, sharing a plate of kaddo bourani and a bottle of wine. He looked at…

Allison McCarthy | March 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Third Wheel Hated Me

The girl was great: Tyler, a bright-haired activist who confessed her crush on me after a feminist burlesque show. The dates were great: a Valentine’s Day dance party in a…

Camille Guillot | February 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Drank Beef Tea

The day I learned that J. enjoyed a nice, hot cup of “beef tea” was the day I realized this guy most definitely wasn’t the one. As anyone outside of…

Lauren Corona | November 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Doesn’t “See Color”

The saying goes if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere: Dating is too often a joke, the job market is highly competitive, the…

Kristin Collins Jackson | October 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Kept Poking Me With His Boner

I once had a boyfriend who woke me up nearly every morning with his boner.

He poked it into my back, then at my butt, again and again,…

Jessica Machado | August 7, 2014 - 11:00 am

Dating Don’ts: 7 Somewhat Universal Online Dating Dealbreakers

Online dating is a wild and wooly world full of missed connections, delicate communications, and the unique, but not uncommon experience of getting to know someone enough to meet them…

Megan Reynolds | April 8, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Tell Me He Was Engaged Until We Were About To Have Sex

Mike* added me on Facebook and struck up conversation the day after our mutual friend – who was under the impression that we were both single and searching – set

Sarah Griffin | February 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Kicked My Dog

I walked into a posh, new restaurant in Alphabet City and asked a guy in a black suit (amidst other guys in ratty chinos and un-tucked oxford shirts) about my…

Valerie Singer | January 23, 2014 - 1:00 pm

5 Sex Dealbreakers You Can’t Ignore

If our collective dating experience has taught us anything, it’s that sexual compatibility is key to a long-lasting relationship. And sexual compatibility requires both mental and physical attraction. (Yes, that…

The Frisky | November 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Know What Kind Of Music He Liked

He was two years younger, but incredibly mature and fiercely intelligent for a high school boy. We both wrote for the literary journal, and we bonded over our mutual love…

Madeline Raynor | November 1, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: I Became A Music Fan To Impress Her

It began with the mutual love of a band that I truly did like: The Specials. She was into ska … heavily into ska.Way more into ska than more high school…

Jeremy Glass | September 11, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: We’re All Just Walking Dealbreakers

The other day, I made a list of every guy I’ve ever dated seriously, dated a couple times, dated until I got the “Oh no, there’s been an emergency and…

Abby Cooper | August 20, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Barely Separated Guy

It all started with a cat.

I used to like cats. Or I didn’t totally despise them. They can be super cute when they act like dogs.

Abby Cooper | July 25, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Was A “Nice Guy”

The first day I met Jason* he told me he was a virgin and a “nice guy” – which was why, according to him, he was unable to get many…

Diana Vancura | June 20, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: She Was A Compulsive Liar

Whenever I start dating someone new, they become acquainted with “The Big Three” — the three ex-girlfriends who impacted my life in the most negative ways possible. The Big Three…

Jeremy Glass | June 14, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Have A Bed

In case you didn’t already know, the people you meet in Los Angeles are unlike anyone else in the world. Always trying to become the next big thing, there is…

Lindsey Kupfer | May 24, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Slut Shamer

I’ve never been fond of being called “nice.” Nice, to me, is a consolation-prize adjective; it’s a lazy descriptor you use for a person who isn’t interesting enough to rate…

Jennifer Byrne | April 22, 2013 - 11:00 am
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