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Can A Guy’s Name Be A Dealbreaker?

TheBabyWebsite.com has released what are considered to be Britain’s most unfortunate baby names. Seymour Butts and Ivana Tinkle aren’t on the list, but some of the names include Mary Christmas,…

Persia Ali | February 28, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Romantic Dirty Talker

I met him through mutual friends, and I noticed him immediately because he looked like my ex-best friend — but, like, a way hotter version of the ex-BFF. We hung…

Susan B. | February 23, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The “I Love You” Guy

When it comes to boyfriends, I have never gone for the sentimental type. Maybe it’s because my dad is the sort of guy who likes to sit in the backyard…

Arianna Georgi | February 16, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Horrendous Tattoos

I’ll admit it, I think tattoos are dead sexy. There is no better conversation starter than that little sliver of ink peeking out from under a shirt sleeve or some…

Alex Williams | February 2, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Life of the Party

I met Mr. Life of the Party at a bar. I’d spotted him from across the room because he was funnier, taller, and cuter than everyone else. I marched over…

Louise Blaire | January 26, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Hated Dogs

Judging by box office returns, hundreds of thousands of people went to see “Marley & Me,” the movie about that goofy yellow Lab. My ex-boyfriend was most certainly not one…

M. E. Robespierre | January 19, 2009 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Mr. Too Big

Recently, I described a mutual friend to my friend T. as “the guy with the big c**k.” Then I felt a little guilty, like I was giving away a huge…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | January 5, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Dealbreaker: The Overly Dirty Talker

Dirty talk is an acquired taste. Like oysters, or caviar. Sure, maybe at first bite, dirty talk can seem a little awkward, even unsavory to some. But like a kalamata…

Natalie Krinsky | December 29, 2008 - 2:30 pm

Dealbreaker: The Dumb Guy

I noticed Bob before he noticed me. He looked like the kind of guy you have sex with in barroom bathrooms and the backseats of cars. When he said “Hey”

Diana Vilibert | December 22, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Dealbreaker: French Guys

Just because Paris is the city of love doesn’t mean its men know much about the subject.

Take it from me, someone who spent a year chasing after…

Leonora Epstein | December 1, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The 26-Year-Old Virgin

It was our first date and we talked for 10 hours straight before Jeff kissed me, shaking as he leaned in. He didn’t have to lean far — I had…

Diana Vilibert | November 24, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Overly Intellectual Guy

For the record, when the press refers disparagingly to Manhattan intellectuals, I feel insulted. I’m not a Nascar fan. I don’t really get “The Hills.” I don’t call Barack Obama…

Jennifer Wright | November 17, 2008 - 3:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Voted For The Wrong Guy

I like to think of myself as a fair, open-minded individual. I have my opinions, sure, but I certainly don’t begrudge anyone for holding a different set of views than…

Wendy Atterberry | November 4, 2008 - 4:30 pm

Dealbreaker: The Guy Who Didn’t Want Head

Some women would be thrilled to have a guy who didn’t want head, ever, but not me. I knew one guy was not going to be a match when he…

Rachel Kramer Bussel | November 3, 2008 - 2:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Dating Below Your Class

There was a banging at the door as Brian* flushed the toilet. I was sitting on the couch of his mother’s townhouse, where he lived with her and his half-brother.

Christiana Yiallourides | October 27, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Dealbreaker: The Lightweight

The Brit was someone I can describe only as Lord Marcus on “Gossip Girl.” Well, except for the title and the vast family riches. Nine years older than me, the…

Jessica Bartlett | October 20, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: He Ordered The Cheeseplate

I can learn more about a man at dessert than any other time.

When it comes down to it, isn’t dessert the reason for a date? Witty conversation and…

Molly Niendorf | October 13, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: Musicians/Rock Stars/Singer-Songwriters

Dudes in bands: They’re creative, laid back, they’re hot, they have great music collections, they’re sensitive, and very often, they’re funny without being as damaged as comedians. What’s not to…

Colleen Kane | October 6, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Dealbreaker: The Bad Wedding Date

The next best thing to having your own wedding is getting invited to one by your boyfriend. There’s something about a man who wants you on his arm at a…

Jacqueline Frankel | September 16, 2008 - 12:30 pm

Dealbreaker: The Never Nude Dude

If you’re an Arrested Development fan (if you’re not, shame on you!) you’ve certainly had a good laugh or three at Tobias Funke, the never-nude. In sitcom humor, the idea…

Elizabeth Kaufman | September 8, 2008 - 12:38 pm