If you were asked "what habit or characteristic is a dealbreaker on a first date?" chances are, one or two bad dates pop into your mind immediately, right?
Well, someone on Reddit did ask that question, and people were ready to share. The general consensus was that you need to put your phone the heck away during dates, but then there were also some suggestions like "don't eat your own ear wax" that made us concerned for the human population.
Boys Aren't Actually Supposed To Pull Your Pigtails If They Like You
Teasing and insulting are not the same thing, so don't be surprised if someone doesn't respond well when you say something rude and then claim you were just trying to flirt with them.
No Opinions? A Bit Of A Problem
We all say we want a partner who's laid-back, but chances are you're probably not envisioning someone who says "I don't know" every time you ask where she wants to go for dinner.
Alas, Ear Wax!
Unless you're looking to date Shrek, we don't blame you for not being interested in someone who eats their own ear wax. They say there's someone out there for everyone, though, so hopefully this girl finds the one other person on earth who is okay with this.
Leave An Element Of Surprise
The whole point of a blind date is that you don't know the person going into it. If you want to know everything about them before you go out with them, date someone you've known for 10 years instead.
It took you forever to set up your first date because she took 3–5 business days to answer all of your text messages, but then she spends the entire night staring at her phone and she has her notification sounds on.
Running Out Of There At 234MPH
If you're going to be the person who lies on a first date, at least make the lie believable. There's no point in you lying about something as ridiculous as how fast you can go downhill on your bike, and it's a red flag for whoever you're out with.
Keep Your Humor Neutral
You might be someone who had a specific sense of humor, and a large part of that could be self-deprecating humor, but you also have to make sure the person you're going on a date with shares that humor—otherwise you'll come off too strong.
Maybe, Just Maybe, You're The Problem
Not every single one of their exes can be psycho. Or if by some wild chance all of their exes are insane, they have terrible decision-making skills, and that's a whole different issue.
Put Your Damn Phone Down
Just because you met on a dating app doesn't mean you should spend the entirety of the date communicating through your phone with other people. At the very least, send the person you're on a date with a text to ask how their food is.
Guess You're Going To Have To Wash Dishes To Pay Your Debt
We've all been on a date with the person who orders three drinks when you only order one, and then they order an appetizer and a dessert, but expect you to split the bill evenly. This guy is next level, though.
Are You Made Of Copper & Tellurium? Because You're CuTe
While first dates can be awkward no matter how much you have in common with the person, you're going to go on a few dates that are absolute duds. Sometimes things just don't click, even if his opening line was super witty.
It's Not A Seafood Course, Okay?
Why do so many people think it's acceptable to chew food with their mouth wide open? We don't need to see your food, you can just tell us how much you're enjoying it—after you've finished chewing.
Don't Be Salty
It's great to have passions, and they can be an easy topic of conversation for first dates, but don't be that person who is passionate about everything and insists that their opinion is the right one.
Smokers Need Not Apply
What you consider to be a "dealbreaker" could be something completely different than what your friends count as a dealbreaker. What you consider to be a non-starter often relates to previous relationships, romantic or not, like this one.
Just Accept The Advice
We get that you're a strong independent woman who can do things for herself, but if someone gives you a polite suggestion or instruction like this one, they're not belittling you—they're just trying to help you.
There's A Time And A Place, And This Aint' It
Money is one of those topics that not enough people talk about before getting into a relationship, but there's a certain way to ask someone about their finances, and this definitely isn't it.
Try Not To Be A Hypocrite
If you're going to dive right into a topic like financial stability and are going to make decisions based on it, you have to make sure that you're an amazing catch, yourself, too.
The Blonde Hair Hater
No one wants to sit through a date where someone tells them everything they've done wrong in their life. They already have a mother who's disappointed in them dying their hair, they don't need someone else.
No Liars, No Matter What Your Height Is
There might not be a height requirement—some people really don't care about dating someone who is taller or shorter than them—but most people do care about dating someone who blatantly lies.
Mo' Money Mo' Problems
You may think that every person you meet or every function you go to is an opportunity to network, but save the spiel about your multi-level marketing business until at least the third date.