Posts tagged "dealbreakers"

10 First Date Dealbreakers We Can All Agree On

Ahh, the nerve-wracking first date. Rarely do we take a gamble on that guy or girl from OKCupid, meet up for drinks and find ourselves pleasantly surprised. Most times…well, most times fall into the "other" category. Take it from me, I've been out with some winners, and I mean that in the most sarcastic way…

By: Katie Oldenburg / May 27, 2014

Dater X: Height Or Flight? On Ditching My Dating Dealbreaker

When it comes to dating, I have a lot of preferences. I'd prefer to end up with someone who shares my religion, my political views and my musical interests. I'd prefer to find a man who has a college education, a job he enjoys and tight-knit family. But those are preferences— not dealbreakers. If I…

By: Dater X / April 23, 2014

Dater X: Owning Up To My Dating Dealbreakers

Now that I've been single for a couple of weeks, I've been upping my online dating game in hopes of meeting some eligible bachelors. I spent a solid three hours this weekend updating my OKCupid profile, adding new photos of myself and just seeing what's out there, and I even created a profile on HowAboutWe.com.

By: Dater X / February 26, 2014

The Moment You Knew You Could Never Screw Him Again (Illustrated In GIFs)

You can usually whittle it down to a specific moment. I'm talking about the moment when you know you can never, ever, ever fuck a guy again. It has little to do with emotion or intellect or how nice he is. It's a mandate issued directly from your vagina. It's visceral. Unarguable. And once she'…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 27, 2013

Girl Talk: Fine, Here’s The Real Reason I Dumped You

Inspired by #ICantDateYou trending on Twitter last week, I thought it would be fun to reveal the truth behind why I dumped some of my exes. I’ve been dumped quite a bit in my life, but I’ve also been the dumper. Neither scenario is fun, but I think I’d rather be the one getting dumped than the…

By: Kate Richlin-Zack / July 9, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 7 Ways You Can Blow It The Morning After

Dear guys and gals. Sometimes we get so focused on the night of our date that we forget about the morning after. Don't do that. Yes, it's still important to make sure that your date goes well enough to hit a home run, but don't start celebrating until you've successfully crossed home base … waking…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 19, 2012

15 Signs It’s Time To Walk Away

There comes a time in most relationships when you must decide to, excuse my Texan, ‘shit or get off the pot.’ Relationship milestones are no mystery. There’s the “getting to know one another and going on dates” phase, the “okay, we’re more than casual but not calling each other boyfriend or girlfriend (you know, because…

By: College Candy / June 3, 2012

Dating Don’ts: 13 Vagina Killers

Vagina Killer (vah-ji´nah kil′ər) noun: 1. The thing that an otherwise acceptable man can do or say on a date to ensure that he will never get into your pants. Ever. Vagina killers will stop the mojo of any good date dead in its tracks. For example, say you're on a date with a perfectly…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 30, 2012

To Keep People From Unfriending You On Facebook, Don’t Be A Douche

Last week, we shared some of our biggest Facebook friend dealbreakers. You know, like Thou Shalt Not Post Status Updates About Your Child's Poop. Stuff like that. This week, there's a study about how to keep people from unfriending you (in case you haven't been able to figure it out on your own). A survey…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 2, 2012

Debate This: Is Body Odor A Reason To Break Up?

In a recent Dear Prudence column, a woman wrote in, concerned about her fiancé's aversion to her scent. She wrote: "Last night, a bit too much wine prompted my fiancé to tell me a secret he's been keeping for years: He thinks I smell bad. And that's why our sex life has been on the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 1, 2012

Soapbox: Assorted Thoughts On That Gizmodo/OKCupid/Magic The Gathering Dating Essay

Even if you're not a tech geek or a self-identified nerd, it's highly possible that you've heard about an essay that ran on the blog Gizmodo on Monday (it's received almost 800K hits as of this writing). In the piece, writer Alyssa Bereznak described how her first attempt at online dating resulted in her going…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 31, 2011

What Are Your Shopping Dealbreakers?

We talk a lot about dating dealbreakers here at the Frisky -- things like neckbeards and global warming denial that can instantly end a date or even a relationship. But what about shopping dealbreakers? Example: for me, a tag that says "hand wash only" is the equivalent of a guy who wears spotless white sneakers.

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 21, 2011

The 10 Types Of Guys You Should Avoid Dating

We're all for giving a dude a chance. Once you get past a certain age, you realize that there are no perfect men out there. You're going to have to be more "accepting" if you don't intend to be single forever. Sometimes the most princely men are the ones we wouldn't normally go for or…

By: The Frisky / June 23, 2011

Dear Wendy: “I Could Never Date A Man Who’s Hired A Hooker”

As a feminist, I'm on the fence about prostitution being legalized. On one hand, I do not feel that is is right or OK for a woman to just sell her body for a price. On the other, if prostitution is legalized, women can be a lot safer and get off the streets, making it…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 8, 2011

25 Signs He’s Definitely Not “The One”

Spoofing infamous celebrity couples, Virgin Mobile manufactured their own celebrity duo, "Sparah" -- that's Spencer Falls and Sarah Carroll -- and are looking to see just how recognizable the pair will become. Sparah recently shared their thoughts on dating and relationships with The Frisky, to which we responded with our own two cents. For example,…

By: The Frisky / June 6, 2011

33 Reasons I’m Still Single According To My Cell Phone

During a dry spell, we go through our man files, wondering if one of those past flings was the one who got away. And we think to ourselves, Oh, maybe I should just call him … Um, hell to the no! Unless you are currently the star of a Lifetime movie or Lady Gaga, we…

By: Simcha / November 9, 2010

What Are Your First Impression Dealbreakers?

We talk a whole lot about dating dealbreakers here in the Friskyverse, but I want to chat about what makes us say, "No way!" in 30 seconds flat. Ya know, before we have a chance to find out that he hates our clothes, thinks we need grooming, or is incapable of feeling love. My biggest…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2010

Is Being Cheap A Dealbreaker?

Your man displays any number of great qualities: kindness, the ability to keep his mouth shut during a movie, a willingness to entertain your "does this make me look fat?" clothes-modeling ritual, an unwillingness to splash out any cash any time you two go out ... Hold up -- what was that last one again?

By: Lemondrop / June 6, 2010

Dear Wendy: “His Chin Might Be A Dealbreaker”

I just started dating a guy who is really great. He's smart, stable, has a great sense of humor, and knows how to treat me. We've been dating for about two weeks and have seen each other about eight times for long dates (that usually end with us getting a little physical). Even though I…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 17, 2010

(Almost) Dealbreaker: My Boyfriend Can’t Dance

The recently announced cast of “Dancing with the Stars” includes some unlikely picks—um, Buzz Aldrin?—but I doubt any of them trump my boyfriend Michael when it comes to dance floor incompetence. He is clownish and rhythmically challenged, prone to hip-thrusting, butt-bumping, and the occasional fist-pumping. It’s a wonder I can even publicly admit this, considering…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 17, 2010
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