Posts tagged "dealbreaker"

Dealbreaker: He Said I Needed Grooming

Tobey* was the perfect guy to date right after my divorce. He was cute, fun, and had a body like a gymnast. He was younger than I was, but not…

Angela Tung | April 8, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Moralizer

James was the boyfriend who did everything right.

He asked me out first, and asked me out again the very next day. He didn’t play games. He called if…

Lindsay Allen | March 22, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Dealbreaker: The Loveless Man

If you saw Derek* and me on the streets of New York, you might have thought we were a normal couple. You might have seen us sipping cocktails at a…

Ami Angelowicz | February 1, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Hated My Clothes

I am newly single (again). After a fun, but exhausting, up-and-down five months, my boyfriend-ish-person and I broke up this week. I’m sad about it — I really did fall…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 29, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Wusses

Recently a rather naive friend was telling me about the new girl he was dating. They’d been out a few times, but he hadn’t heard from her since the last…

Colleen Kane | January 28, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Manscaping: What Are Your Grooming Dealbreakers?

I don’t really have a type — men are just plain sexy, especially when they’re approaching me with a smile. A funny, confident guy trying to get on my good…

Simcha | December 22, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The TMI Guy

When I showed up at the bar, Doug* had not arrived yet. I had seen his picture (he was an online acquisition), so I knew roughly what to expect. I…

Anonymous | November 17, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Would You Dump A Guy If You Found Out He Hit His Ex?

There are dealbreakers and then there are dealbreakers—and a past history of domestic violence is a dealbreaker on a lot of people’s list. Salon.com’s advice columnist, Cary Tennis, fielded a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 13, 2009 - 2:30 pm

14 Jobs That May Ruin Your Chances Of Getting Laid

Rich and famous Hayden Panetierre says she can’t get a man because of all the media attention she gets. “It’s very, very difficult and people have no idea what they

Simcha | August 14, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Automatic Online Dating Dealbreakers

I’ve been doing the online dating thing for a while. Match, Nerve, JDate, OkCupid, you name it. Generally, I’m a fan. (It feels sort of like shopping for boys, no?)…

Leonora Epstein | July 16, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Would You Date A Guy Who’s Bi?

I may be generalizing, but most guys are pretty into the idea of dating a girl who’s bisexual. Because, though it may never actually happen, you know that if your…

Lily Q | June 19, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Dealbreaker: The Polyamorous Guy

I am 30 years old, single, and have been that way for a while. As I approached the big 3-0, starting around mid-28, I began to panic about my singlehood,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 15, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Is Boring Style A Dating Dealbreaker?

Because I’m young and carefree, I’ve been keeping my options open and dating a couple of guys at the same time. No more than two, because beyond that, things get…

Lily Q | June 14, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Carbon Copy

Everyone knows that there are lots of fish in the sea. Some fish travel in schools and enjoy the security of being identical to their underwater neighbors. I always preferred…

Joey Simon | June 8, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Twin Bed

According to my mom, the three hallmarks of adulthood are appreciating jazz, a taste for cantaloupe, and sleeping in a bed that is larger than a twin. Unfortunately, Mom’s wisdom…

Jane Crackers | April 20, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Really Bad Sex

Peter owning up to Googling me on our first date should have been the first warning sign. Don’t get me wrong: I Google, you Google, we all Google acquaintances. Doing…

Anonymous | April 13, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: Dealbreaker Or Dealmaker?

I have said and/or done the wrong thing so many times that it’s truly the eighth wonder of the world that I ever managed to trick anyone into dating me…

Judy McGuire | April 9, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Comedian

It was a drizzly night, and I was walking down the street with Luke, my boyfriend at the time, to a comedy club where he was performing that night. He…

Anonymous | March 30, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Sexless Guy

I’ve already told you why guys who don’t want head are a dealbreaker for me, but what about guys who just aren’t into sex? Yes, they exist. Anyone who tells…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | March 16, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Hobby Horse

We met fresh out of college, when we both worked at a law firm. All the ladies in the office chirped about his thick hair, cooed over his broad-shouldered frame,…

Louise Blaire | March 9, 2009 - 2:00 pm