Posts tagged "dealbreaker"

Dealbreaker: His Penis Made Me Cry

At the tender age of 19, I had only seen a total of four penises: the guy who got into my bed naked after a rave in high school; my…

Anonymous | March 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who “Forgot” His Wallet

I feel like a traitor to my feminist values to admit this, but I expect the guy to pay for the first date. I know, I know!  That is the…

Selena Coppock | March 11, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Was In The Mob

I grew up in a conservative Indian family. This meant anything with a Y chromosome was off limits. Don’t look at boys, don’t think about boys, don’t talk to boys,…

Rachel Khona | November 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Took Me To Chipotle

Two years ago, I was at my local coffee shop when I spotted a certain gentleman, and after a series of boring events he and I wound up having sex.

Sara Barron | November 26, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Wore Three Condoms

I am a woman 33 years of age who practices safe sex. But it wasn’t always that way. As a woman of 19, 20 and 21, I was in no…

Sara Barron | September 24, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: I Got The Runs

I met Cute Train Guy en route back to New York just after Thanksgiving. (I’m nothing if not completely uncreative with my nicknames.) With the annual tradition of overcrowding and delays,…

Selena Coppock | August 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: His Ex Had A Restraining Order Against Him

When I was in college, I was obsessed with this one guy. OB-SESSED.  He had a girlfriend, but he was just so dreamy, and I had concocted this fantasy that he…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Talked Smack About My Hometown

Like Brigham’s Ice Cream, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Neco Wafers, I hail from Boston.  I am a proud native of Kickassachusetts and I will defend my hometown as though it’s my…

Selena Coppock | August 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: I Didn’t Like Who I Was When I Was With Him

When I started dating Tim, I thought he was interesting and creative, but I hated the fact that he smoked, and his apartment was always a mess. Nevertheless, we had…

Caitlin Abber | August 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Wanted Me To Be His Pimp

On occasion, I get mildly – just mildly – depressed. That sort of depressed where you can’t quite pin it on one particular thing, where it’s more a general, ambiguous…

Sara Barron | July 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Lied About His Height

In the summer of 2006, after having recently endured a breakup, I decided to bite the bullet, finally hopping on the online dating bandwagon. I chose Nerve as the site,…

Sara Barron | July 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Since When Is Wanting An Intellectually Equal Partner “Elitist”?

I am fan of GOOD’s dating dealbreaker series (eerily similar to ours, but whatever) because I think it does a good job of looking back on past failed relationships and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 7, 2012 - 11:00 am

Girl Talk: I Don’t Have A Dating Checklist

In the preview for Bravo’s upcoming reality show “Miss Advised,” internet personality Julia Allison boldly exclaims that she’s looking for a husband and has a 73-point checklist. When I heard…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | June 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Brought A Dog On Our Date

“How about the Belmont at 8? It’ll be you, me, and Lulu,” he said.


“Lulu, my dog? The Belmont has outdoor seating, so I…

Leonora Epstein | May 22, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Didn’t Dance

I met Brian*, on OKCupid. He was a handsome blonde with fantastic taste in clothes. Heliked to cook, had a stable, admirable job, and played the ukulele on the side.

Caitlin Abber | May 3, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Is Your Dog An Online Dating Dealbreaker?

Have you ever come across a gorgeous man’s profile picture who seems to have everything you’ve ever wanted in life — except he has a cat? How about that handsome,… | April 17, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Dealbreaker: The Woman Who Loved Me Was Also A Racist

My online-dating profile was an exercise in what I hoped was witty sarcasm; I opened by noting that people usually just click on the pictures of people they find attractive…

Markham Lee | March 16, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Had Low Self-Esteem

“You must think he’s better looking than me,” Brian said, motioning to our waiter.

Brian started most conversations this way. I shifted my gaze and looked intently at…

Kristol Roberts | March 15, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Brought His Grandma On Our Date

On the latest season of “The Bachelor,” contestant Brittney showed up armed with an escort to meet Ben Flajnik — her 72-year-old grandmother Sheryl, who hobbled out of the limo…

Josephine Ledger | January 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Wanted A Mommy

I did not want to be in college and be a mom. And I’m not talking about having a baby, I’m talking about dating one.

Tom and I…

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | December 15, 2011 - 12:00 pm