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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

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
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