Posts tagged "dealbreaker"

Dealbreaker: The Silent Type

I was newly on the rebound (read: heartbroken), and had been invited by a friend who knew the deal to a downtown hipster party full of sexy, artsy guys. I proceeded to immediately knock back a few free drinks, then flirt my way through the throngs of smart artistes. One struck my fancy, with hi…

By: Rachel Kramer Bussel / August 18, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Junk Food Junkie

Food is one of the great joys of life. Or it is for most people. And when I say "most people", I mean me. For my ex, food was fuel, nothing more – something to be burped down between video games, beer-drinking sessions and advancing his engineering career. While studying for his degree, his dinner…

By: Diane Shipley / August 11, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Guy With Many Eccentricities

I knew getting into it that Phil was an eccentric character. He was known for certain oddities—a fondness for shiny objects, spiky hairdos, the color red, to name a few. What should have really tipped me off to his peculiarities, however, was the night we were laying in bed and he confessed, “One of my…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 28, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Super Religious Guy

First date. He comes to my apartment for a boxed wine party a deux, his enthusiasm for Franzia leading me to believe this is the exact person I should be dating. And he's cute. He's real cute. Over the course of the evening I find out that he's smart. He's a self-proclaimed “literature guy.” He'…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Pretty Boy

For most people, Halloween is either an excuse to look like a slut or it’s an opportunity to look as stupid as possible. Either way, it’s all about appearances, and, ultimately about getting attention from them. On Halloween last year, I had parked myself firmly in Camp Slut, arriving to my costume party as a…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2008

Top Five T-Shirts That Will Not Get You Laid, Fellas

I am amazed by the rise of the slogan t-shirt. You know, "Everybody Loves An Italian Girl", "Barack 'N' Roll", "More Cowbell", "What Would Jesus Do"...I blame Urban Outfitters. But anyway, the most annoying aspect of this clothing phenomenon is that it's given people the false impression that it's okay to wear their stupidity, sexist…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Bad Speller

It was our third date before Chris brought me back to his apartment. He was a writer as well, which should have been an immediate red flag. Our relationship was bound to see its demise surely brought on by rabid insecurity leading to competition, some hate sex and then ultimately an anti-climactic break up. But…

By: Natalie Krinsky / June 2, 2008

Dealbreaker: Bad Music Taste

There are so many things involved in attraction. From clothing to chemistry, a never-ending list of items can be turn-offs. But sometimes differences are a turn-on, from magnets to men, you know what they say: opposites attract. Still, some things are so repellent, they're dealbreakers. When my friend introduced me to a man who wa…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / April 14, 2008

Dealbreaker: The Drunk Embarrassment

There are so many things involved in attraction. From clothing to chemistry, a never-ending list of items can be turn-offs. But sometimes differences are a turn-on, from magnets to men, you know what they say: opposites attract. Still, some things are so repellent, they're dealbreakers. Oh, the joy of making all your girlfriends swoon with…

By: Jacqueline Frankel / March 31, 2008
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