Posts tagged "dealbreaker"

8 Hook-Up Dealbreakers

I could write a book filled with my friends’ hook up horror stories, but that would be ugly and unproductive. So in the spirit of Liz Lemon, I decided to…

College Candy | December 11, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Dealbreaker: The Guy With Remedial Grooming Skills

My fairly new boyfriend Todd was a nice-enough looking guy with some questionable grooming habits. I tried to tell myself that these minor, easily fixable flaws shouldn’t influence how I…

Cristina Fahrbach-Connors | November 29, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Unmedicated Guy

It didn’t take long for me to figure out something about Nick* was different. Everything about him was outsized, super-charming and a bit impulsive. For our second date, he seriously…

Jessica Wakeman | September 13, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Is Porn A Relationship Dealbreaker?

My mother and many of her second-wave feminist peers view pornography as an institutional ill that is degrading to women and damaging to developing sexuality. She believes that the camera-ready…

Emily Heist Moss | July 12, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Thief

As a broke, 27-year-old graduate student slowly recovering from a messy break up, I posted a profile on OkCupid in hopes of meeting a guy who did his own laundry…

Mary Adkins | May 17, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

I should have known the relationship was doomed the moment he brought up his all-consuming hobby: race car driving.

I spent an entire summer in the sticks of…

Marisa R. Cordova | April 22, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Dirty Talker

After a slew of flings that consisted of more games than the World Cup, I was practically in heaven when I met Jake – an intelligent, successful, Southern gentleman who…

Brittny Drye | April 18, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Made Me Mail My Half Of The Bill

I met Donny* for a drink at 6 p.m. on a Sunday. When I walked into the deserted restaurant, soaked from the downpour outside, I didn’t know he was destined…

Christiana Yiallourides | March 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “I’m Stressed That My Boyfriend Smokes Pot”

I met a wonderful guy a little over a year ago and we started dating casually and taking things very slow. During that time I discovered that he occasionally smokes…

Wendy Atterberry | January 4, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Did Michael C. Hall & Jennifer Carpenter Split Because He Changed His Mind About Having Kids?

I gotta say, even though I’m rarely surprised when a celebrity couple splits, I was pretty shocked when “Dexter”‘s Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter announced they were divorcing. They’d…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 4, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Obnoxious Social Media Oversharer

Newly returned to New York after a two-year sojourn abroad, I was eager to make friends (or more than friends), so I turned to my Facebook, FourSquare, Twitter, Tumblr, and…

Youyoung Lee | December 7, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He’s Saving Himself For Marriage

I sat at the airport, waiting to board Virgin Airlines flight 451 traveling non-stop to my sunny destination … to a friend’s wedding. I exhaled. It had been too long…

Josephine Ledger | November 3, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Drunk On A First Date

I should have known better than to meet handsome Dan at one of the seediest bars in Brooklyn, but looking into those baby blues that were a good four or…

Jessica Mahler | September 3, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Checkbook Balancer

I was in my early 20s, living in New York City and barely scraping by. Even though I was making ends meet by some combination of waiting tables/temping/focus groups, I…

Margot Leitman Curry | August 30, 2010 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The “Rate Me” Guy

The first fire-red flag with Jack should have come across loud and clear when he asked me — in our very first email exchange – to “rate” his online dating…

Anonymous | August 27, 2010 - 2:30 pm

I Can’t Be With Someone Who …

Over on Twitter right now, one of the trending topics is #Icantbewithsomeone, and people are giving all sorts of funny, honest and, of course, offensive, reasons why they couldn’t be…

Wendy Atterberry | August 5, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Told Me to Lose Weight

Dan had a big grin in his profile picture, like he’d just said something super funny. He liked foreign novels, old buildings, and could spell in complete words. He looked…

Anna Sofia Martin | July 21, 2010 - 3:30 pm

What’s Your Dealbreaker?

I’ve written about a few dating dealbreakers I’ve encountered — the virgin; bad sex; the dumb guy — and my friends and Frisky commenters are always quick to jump in…

Diana Vilibert | May 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Just Wants Sex

Have you ever scooped a red jellybean out of a bowl, expecting it to be sweet and cherry-flavored and instead you’ve shocked your tongue with a hot cinnamon surprise?

Natalie Krinsky | May 5, 2010 - 4:30 pm

Dealbreaker: He Was Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Chris brought me flowers every week. Chris wined and dined me and took me on spontaneous romantic getaways. Chris called when he said he would, made plans in advance, opened…

Dorothy Pontellier | April 27, 2010 - 2:00 pm