What was the pettiest reason you refused to date someone?

What was the pettiest reason you refused to date someone?


He stared at me blankly when I said the word "republican" when describing one of my family members. I followed up and sure enough, he literally had no idea what the word republican meant and didn't know about our largely two-party system. He was in his late 20's. If you're not into politics, that's one thing, but he had managed to live nearly three decades in our country without knowing basic information about our political system. My brain could not comprehend and I worried about what other basic information he had managed to avoid was. 'Twas a hard no on my end.


He didn’t re-rack his weights. I will never, for the life of me, understand why people don’t return/re-rack their weights


She was a volunteer at the Zoo and when kids asked her questions she didn’t know the answer to, she would make something up and lie. Growing up on zoobooks and Steve Irwin, I take animal facts very seriously.


I went out on a few dates with a guy that I had been really into for months. I was starting to realize he wasnt the brightest bulb in the room. Then one day he said he liked watching commercials on TV and that was that.


Went on a first date to the movies. This fucking guy...instead of picking up his drink and lifting the straw to his mouth, he would put his hands on his knees, keeping his eyes on the screen, and lean over to the drink and ‘hunt’ for the straw with his face and his mouth contorted sideways trying to land on the straw. Weirdest shit ever.


I did that when I was a kid, imitating what I saw on TV, but that shit is inefficient!


My new car kept scraping on the bottom while pulling out of their steep driveway to the main road. After the fourth time of trying to be careful and it still scraped........


A very attractive, fun, smart woman asked me if I wanted to go get ice cream with her. I turned her down but I guess in a way that she felt was flirty, so she kept asking. And finally I had to tell her I was turning her down because she had both my mother's first and last name. She laughed a lot and agreed we couldn't date.


All these post about not dating people with the same name makes me grateful my mom has a very foreign, uncommon name.


She was super hot, but she smelled. I dunno if she didn't shower or use deodorant, but she just smelled funky. I couldn't do it. My best girl friend at the time was like, "just tell her". How do you tell a girl you've known for a few weeks that she smells bad?!?! So I just stopped talking to her. Brilliant.


Weird enough is that sometimes people just smell like that, without necessarily have a medical condition so...good call. People who smell spent a bunch of time trying to find a way to stop smelling bad to just have the answer that is their natural odor.


She didn't know that foxes were real animals. She thought they were mythical and just in movies.


It's surprising how many people think reindeer aren't real.


She had the same name as my mom.


I went out with someone who has the same name as my cat. I brought him back to my house and the second I got home I greeted my cat and the guy looked at me and I knew right then and there that I couldn’t do this.


That’s on you for dating a dude named Snowball


Her complete inability to follow the plot of a movie. “Who’s that?” “Where’d he come from?” “Why’d she do that?” “Who is he again?” I just couldn’t.


He would call me his "beautiful angle". He really didn't know how to spell angel so for 5 months I put up with being an angle. Also dated a guy who wanted to put a singlewide trailer on his parent's front lawn and thought I was unreasonable for not wanting to move in with him once he did so.


I used to see a guy that used to say "sole mate" instead of "soul mate". Clearly, I was neither. But that spelling error really bothered me lol.


A guy on a dating app said he wouldn’t date me because I didn’t like oysters.


Well then don't use the Oystrr app for dating Edit: This is my highest rated comment ever by far! Thanks and thanks for the awards!


She would insist on a job interview level of formality whenever we talked. Edit: For those asking for examples, the first time I asked her to my place went like this: Me: So do you want to take this back to my place? Her: Is this an invitation for intercourse? Me: ... yes... it is... Her: Please ask again properly please.


After sex, "thanks for having me today".


“We’ll be in touch.”


Best Regards






There are a lot of 'Slaughter's in the military. So yea, I've met a SGT Slaughter, also met a MAJ Slaughter.


Was his name Charlie?


She thought every cup/mug held the same volume of liquid and burned her hand transferring a beverage that was clearly larger than the intended holder.


He wore a Bluetooth piece in his ear. The constant blue light blinking from the side of his head was too much for me. Another guy would text “dame” instead of “damn”. It wasn’t a typo either, it was every time.


I wonder if he was on a call the whole time so someone could help him with the date lmao


I used to talk to someone who ~~said~~ would type "pist" instead of "pissed" Drove me up a damn wall. ​ edit- a word


A dame wall




This happened to me because I didn't have a facebook lol


On the flip side, I dated someone and thought it was *so cool* that he didn’t have Facebook (this was 8+ years ago) when it turned out he DID have a Facebook but it was named like “John-and-Jane Doe.” So searching his name would have never pulled up that his wife’s name was hyphenated with his. That was a fun one to find out.


He was wearing a hideous brown fake leather jacket, it was so old that the ‘leather’ had started to flake off and parts were just now canvas. He kept stopping to look at himself in windows and saying ‘oh god I look so hot today’ ‘I just can’t believe how hot I look’ smoothing down his manky jacket, side eyeing me, expecting me to agree with him. I left so he could be alone with his jacket.


That's hilariously obnoxious. Is this petty though? Seems like a massive hint that his personality is ... lacking.


All The Words In Every Text He Sent Were Capitalised. Trust Me, It Got ANNOYING.


No need to ask me to trust you. I'm already annoyed just at reading your first sentence!


I just can’t understand how people naturally type like that. It takes SO much effort.


same name as my ex


My mom stopped dating a guy because he unfastened and refastened the velcro on his shoes throughout an entire movie. Edit- at the movie theater.


Did he stomp his feet in the process and make them light up?


You know something, don't you?


On the first and only date - she chewed her food with her mouth open - it was so distracting I couldn’t bear it


Walked with T.Rex arms. Not while standing or sitting. Just walking.


She called someone "a pompous". Nope, she didn't say he was acting pompous or that he was a pompous ass. He was a pompous.




I was the receiver of the petty reason, not the giver. When I was in college, a girl wouldn't go on a second date with me because my dorm room was too clean. (edit to add: what I got told by a mutual friend was that because my room was clean, it had to mean that I was gay so she wouldn't date me)


Fellas, is it gay to clean your room?


fuck no, i used to live so filthy as a stoner that now i use that time to make sure I keep it clean.


His pants were too tight.


Been married twice. Both were named Kim. I don't even talk to Kim's now. All Kimmed out.


You should go full Ron Swanson and call them Kim 1 and Kim 2


Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Deux...


My mom's boyfriend is Brad. Brad's sister is named Susan. Brad's first ex-wife is named Susan. Brad's second ex-wife is also named Susan. My mom's name is Susan.


He's cruisin' for a Susan.


She kept using the word "Redonkulous" in normal conversation. I felt my soul dying every time I heard it.


Would you just chillax on that.


Everything was going great, thought she was an amazing girl and we'd been seeing each other for two months. Go to her house for the first time and it was a little messy, but nothing to write home about. Then I go to the bathroom and put up the toilet seat... I don't think she'd ever cleaned the bottom of the toilet seat given how disgusting it was. From then on, the only thing I could think about when talking or being with her was that disgusting toilet seat.


I was friends with a guy (who I was never going to date, like ... ever. We were just friends) and I hardly ever went to his place coz our friend group always hung out at mine or out somewhere. So I went to pick him up to hang out and I had to piss real bad. I asked if I could use his toilet, but he said it’s really gross, no one cleans it. I didn’t care, I just had to piss. So I said “I’m going to either use your toilet or piss in your garden”. He looked at me, looked back at his house, looked at me and said “I’ll hold out my jacket so no one sees you in the garden”.


He gets full points for self-awareness.


Everytime I touched her, I would smell of egg. Like holding hands, egg.. Hug her, my shirt would smell of egg. Strangest bit was, she didn't smell like that whatsoever. Also, when I broke it off, the egg smelling stopped. So IDK.


There are perfumes that are incompatible. When they mix it stinks real bad like eggs. My buddy had that problem with his body wash and his laundry detergent, we had to do an intervention. It was probably just your laundry products.


Can also happen with certain scents and body chemistries. My GF tried a new lotion the other day that smelled great on its own, but made her smell terrible. She had to shower it off and then gifted the rest of the bottle to a friend.


Yeah, I didn’t really believe that was a major thing with perfumes until I smelled it in action. I have this perfume I love and I always get compliments. It has a peppery metallic sweetness I like a lot. I let my friend borrow it and it smelled terrible on her. Kind of sulphuric like OP describes actually. I have super dry skin and she’s got oily skin, idk if that has something to do with it.


This makes me so happy. I told my family this about our clothes after they were washed and no one could smell it but me, BUT IT WAS REAL. That was years ago but finally I've been vindicated.


Her name is Anne, not Egg


It's as Ann as the nose on Plain's face.


way to plant, Ann!


"What, you egg?"


[he stabs him]


(the knife smells like egg)




Divine intervention


Adult chicks do that.


She once wanted a burger without chips. I wanted one with chips. She ate all of my chips. Her reason was that because I wasn't eating my chips because I didn't want them. I asked her if I didn't want then why did I order them?


This ain't petty. It would fuck me senseless mentally to be with someone who cannot put her fucking demands in a clear manner and ask for chips.


A friend of mine dated this girl who never ordered food, but as soon as your food showed up she’d say “Ah, I *love* (whatever your food was)” and start eating it. *Without asking*.


My girlfriend tries to pull the "i dont want anything" card when I order food. I say no, you do, pick something, because when MY food gets here I am eating MY food and you will not be eating MY food She got mad about it the first couple times when I really wouldn't let her eat my food, but now she just orders her own. Its great.


Not me, but someone I worked with refused to date this very handsome, successful and kind man because “he has too many things in his pockets”


I mean... how much we talkin here? This might not be that weird. If the guy is walking around with a tape measure, keys to his motorcycle (in the winter), some old cassette tape, a bouncy ball, glass eye, pair of tweezers, several different kinds of candy, a collapsible selfie stick and a map of a state he's not even living in... that's a no from me.


too many things in his pocketses


It keepses it's nasty handsies in it's grubby little pocketses


Reminded me of my sister


She lived across the bridge and i hate going across the bridge. Edit. Didnt expect this to blow up. Its the bay bridge in the SF area. I live in oakland. For me to date a girl in the city itll take me an hour to get there an hour home. All of this after working all day. Just not some id want to do unless i was super into someone, whoch ironically id never know since, the bridge. TBH it wouldn't have been fair to her either. Side note more than a decade later im married to a girl from the other side of the bridge so you could say "i got over it"


This isn't just any bridge. This is THE bridge.


Had the same first name as my brother and father.


I once dated someone with my name. It was very confusing every time someone talked to one of us, calling our name. What started as a fun joke ended in "Yeah... Never going to do that again..."


Imagine 2 people both named OneMorePotion




You should have married him and had him take your last name instead, so then there would be three of them.


they did that thing where they inflect their voice upwards at the end of everything they say as if it were a question after about 10 minutes talking to them I was completely done.


I just read your comment in that exact way and it honestly terrifies me.


I believe it's called uptalk. I mean, it's called uptalk?


We had a date and it went well but at the end she said I needed to contact her because her value was higher then mine and I simply didn’t call he again, to prove my worth being the greater, I don’t know if it worked.


Dodged a bullet there


Someone refused to date me after they found out I wasn't a fan of rugby


To be fair, they were clear about what they wanted in a partner. You both better off.


His laugh. It was the weirdest sounding laugh I’ve ever heard. The first time I heard it I was like “Nope, can’t deal with that for the rest of my life”. Edit: Since many of you want to know what it sounded like, here’s my best description. It’s like he was trying to inhale and laugh at the same time. Very breathy, like gasping except worse?


You missed out Jimmy Carr is huge now.


ha^ha^ha^ha^ha^ha - Jimmy Carr


Every single text of her ended with '...' I just couldn't do it man


A total ellipsis of the heart


>I just couldn't do it man Some relationships are just pointless.


At least she's not one of those psychos who end it with a weird number of dots, like 2, or 4, or even the *really* weird ones who just slap those dots everywhere.


My dad does this and it drives me crazy. “We’ll talk tomorrow..........” It’s so ominous and then he’ll tell me my mom has started on the garden again.


My step-dad does this too. Dude will text me after he gets off of work around midnight and it's something like, "Hello......I need to talk to you....it's important. Will you call tomorrow? Hope to hear from you......goodnight...." Gives me a heart attack every fucking time because it's so needlessly ominous. Is it really gonna be a good night or should I expect him to ask for my help with hiding a body in the morning?


My mom adds “????” To the end of everything she asks and if I don’t reply fast enough I get hit with “Hello???”, annoys the living hell out of me. It’s not that important and to add that level of significance to a very minor question just grinds my gears.


It was always 3, but intimidating in a way. 'Hey, I'm going to the office' 'K...'


Just *reading* that gives me anxiety


He tried to say what I was saying... as in at the same time. He started mouthing it and then slowly including more and more voice. I would stop talking and start again.... he mimicked the whole time




Really interesting, thanks. I was definitely thinking this has to be some sort of condition


She ate her peas one at a time


She asked me if I was a breakdancer while we were flirting like it was something she was hoping for.


*Opens trunk to reveal large piece of cardboard


Days go by


I had to explain everything to a girl. Everything. I still don‘t know if she was exceptional stupid or tried to keep the conversation going and was just really bad at it. Do you remember the guy who acted like he didn‘t know what a potato was? Texting with her was exactly like that.


Giggling, and I mean he he he he he he like a little kid and squirming, when I gave him a blow job. He was 25.


He was awful in a trivia game we were playing. I mean, really bad, like it was his first day pretending to be a human on Earth and the aliens hadn’t briefed him sufficiently.


Do you remember any of the questions he got wrong?


Reminds me of SNL and Jeopardy. "Drummers named Ringo" and "Colors that end with -urple"


This "G" shaped letter comes between "F" and "H".


Not OP but I did trivia with a girl in a similar vein and the question started with "which founder of Microsoft.." And her answer was Microsoft Word.


What if it had been and u missed a chance for intergalactic travel


He said he'd do a full health check on any pets I had. I was pretty peeved at the implication that I might not be caring for them. Also, he wasn't a vet.


"Also he wasn't a vet." That's hilarious. Idiocy is always surprising to me. Always.


During sex, she would close her eyes and frown in concentration. Once my brain made the connection that she looked like Sam the Eagle from the Muppets, it was over for me.


Thank you! Was hoping someone else posted something similar. Dated a guy who's o-face made him look like a baby bird with it's mouth open looking for food. He also had this fluffy hair that stood up like tufts of bird feathers. Once seen it could not be unseen.


Her nostrils were fucking tiny. Wtf


This is the first one I've seen that's worthy of a Seinfeld episode. Elaine: How are things going with that girl? Jerry: Oh, Gina? Yeah that's over. Her nostrils were too small. How did she even breath through those things?


Most of this thread, I could hear Jerry saying why he wouldn't go on another date with that person. lol


Didnt use the turn signal. Ever.


He’d slap his own ass after sex.


He probably did it cuz you didn't


He wouldn't stop calling me endearments like "love" and "sweetheart". This was via WhatsApp before we had met in person, and even after I told him I didn't like it and to please stop. Did not get to first date




There was a guy I liked and we were flirting a lot and then he asked my roommate out on a date. They went out and she said he spent the whole time asking about me, so we asked his friend about it and apparently he had what he thought was a brilliant plan to go out with my roommate so I would become jealous and want to go out with him. Except I had been more than willing to date him if he had asked me instead of my roommate. He called me a week after the date with my roommate trying to spin some story about how going out with her showed him how much he liked me and asked if I wanted to go out. I told him I don’t go on dates with guys who have dated my friends.


She kept using the chick emoji when she texted and said "hewwo" instead of hello. Her face resembled a chick as well. And I couldn't unsee that


I just didn’t want to keep driving to that part of town because of traffic Edit: thank you for the awards but please stop wasting your money it’s not worth it lol


This is LA dating in a nutshell. "She's perfect but she lives in Burbank."


That sounds something George Costanza would say. "Lovely girl. We get along SO well! Totally hitting it off. But... ehh... it's a 40 minute drive. That's 80 minutes of my day. That is a full movie worth of my day! I'm sure there's someone good enough just 20 minutes away..."


After our first date he called me and asked me what I was up to, I replied “cleaning my house”, he says “ Oh! You like cleaning? I have a house cleaner who comes every other day, but if we got married we could get rid of her and just have you clean!” Sometimes they make it easy for you to decide if there should be a date #2.


I was on a first date, told him I love to cook and dude told me his mom would teach me how to do his fav dishes just the way he likes. He wasn't kidding, took me the same day, after dinner to his place to met his mom. I was mortified.


I once had a man tell me that cooking and cleaning are “hobbies” of mine because I own “more expensive” appliances related to both. No, he wasn’t being a troll, he was completely serious. He argued “normal people” don’t “spend that much” on anything that isn’t a hobby. As if that dictates what a hobby is anyway? When I countered with my real hobbies, he asked me his gotcha question: “Well, do you like having a clean house? Do you know how to cook?” To which I replied “..Yes? Who doesn’t?” and I’ve been an adult cooking my own meals for 12+ years? His answer was something akin to, “See? Most people don’t make an effort to keep their houses very clean, don’t know how to cook really, and thus mostly order out.” ??? My guy, are you ok? Told me a lot about how he must live in a very short amount of time.


I love how he was also trying to educate you about your own interests.


He got a few consecutive bites out of my ice cream on our first date without asking me and before I even tasted my own ice cream...and didn't even offer his to me.


Not a petty reason at all, that's totally legit imo.


Honestly! Gestures like those can really tell you a lot about that person


This is not petty. He was telling you what you needed to know about him. I once had a dude grab an ice cream cone out of my hands and bite the bottom so he could get the chocolate bit in the bottom of the waffle cone. Not only did he take the best part from me without asking but he also left me with a cone that was dripping melted ice cream so I just threw it out. To this day, I wish I would've gotten out of the car and never spoken to him again.


When I hear about behaviour like this I can immediately see the children in class who never quite learned to be a considerate human being. They never get past the "I'm the centre of the universe" mental stage and continue to exhibit bafflingly selfish behaviour. It's the kind of story someone tells that you just think couldn't be true. "Nobody could be that much of a dick could they?" But unfortunately, yes they can


Arrived at a movie theater early with a friend. The theater was 100% empty besides the two of us. A stranger comes in by himself. He walkeds straight over to our aisle and sits down at the exact chair to my left. Our elbows were now touching. It was a rare time in my life where the filter was completely off and I actually said exactly what I was thinking. I said to him, "Are you fucking serious right now?" This lunatic had the audacity to say, "What?"


Had an old guy do that, completely empty row, sat down to my left and shoved my elbow off the armrest. After I told him exactly how much of an ass he was being, he decided to be offended and shuffle off somewhere else.


It's almost like he was *trying* to get you to not call him back




I got put on a blind date because I'm a redhead and this guy knew this absolute babe who had a this for gingers, half an hour into this date she just flat out tells me "I'm not ginger enough" turns out she was attracted to pasty white freckled curly haird gingers not what ever the fuck I am. At least she was honest. Bloody brilliant my most liked anything is about not being ginger enough xD


Because of his name. His name was Bunn...James Bunn...


If he was a rabbit thats cute af


one word replies, literally no effort at all, felt like I was writing a monologue










She had a nose job done (which is not a judgement on my part) but her pictures were of pre nose job and she just looked very different in person.


Did she look better Pre Nose job then?




His name was Mark Hunt.


Holding out for his brother Mike?


About three weeks in, I cooked dinner. It was the first time we had eaten dinner quietly at home as a date. His chewing noises drove me up the wall. I noped out after that. Edit: I can't believe how much this blew up. Thanks for the awards. For those of you with misophonia: I feel for you. Trust me, this particular dude was merely gross.


I wish I had eaten more cereal with my husband before I married him. I'm forced to leave the room when he eats it. The crunching, smacking & slurping sounds make me hear the Kill Bill sirens.


Yeah, I don't have a problem with chewing sounds *generally* ... they're just life ... but damn it some people will drive you to drink with their chomping and slurping. Thankfully I fed this dude fettuccine and learned about his preferred level of slurp early on. Some things can't be corrected, better let him find someone less ... sensitive.


His hair was prettier than mine.


Now THIS is petty. Love it.


First truly petty reason I've read so far. Guess I gotta mess up my hair a bit going forward!


Every time I took a bite of food he asked me a question, after which he stared at me while I finished chewing. The date went on like this for an hour, he had a supernatural sense of poor timing. EDIT: For spelling, and holy shit snacks waking up to this one blowing up! First time poster, cheers for all the votes and awards, love reading all the replies 😂


My grandma kept doing that to my mom at a holiday dinner. Mom takes bite, grandma asks question but she didn't want to wait for an answer and would go "WELL?" if the answer didn't come fast enough. My mom finally snapped "MY mother taught me not to talk with my mouth full, how about yours?" Which was extra funny because she was talking to her mother.


Back in middle school Home Economics, we had to watch a video on table manners. One of the "I have a question" segments was a man asking how to deal with his mother-in-law doing this to him. The answer was to take incredibly small bites so you could chew and swallow in a timely manner to answer the question. It seemed ridiculous, but apparently this actually happens. This makes me feel better about eating dinner alone, in the dark, silently.


Dated a guy like this (only managed two dates), and whenever I reached for my drink he'd grab my hand and hold it. He also kept trying to cuddle me whilst I was eating my food in a restaurant. At the end he asked why I hadn't finished my drink. That guy was weird.


This is the kinda stuff that trips me out. It's like, do some folks literally lack any level of self-awareness or situational awareness?


Have you *seen* people? The answer is yes, some folk lack self awareness. You probably do for some things as well as do I, that's normal. But there are a lot of people without a clue.


His tattoos. He had this god awful Medusa looking thing on his right calf. I went on a hike with him and had to stare at that fucking tattoo for two solid hours. I ended it when we got off the mountain.


His Medusa tattoo made your feelings turn to stone.


I suppose a really good Medusa tattoo should have that effect.


His name was Mario and he was a plumber. I just couldn't


I feel a bit bad about this now - we met on a night out and had a date at the cinema. He talked through Legally Blonde but otherwise he was attractive, polite and friendly and I liked him. After the film we got a drink to chat a bit more and get to know each other and "so what do you do" naturally came up. I didn't believe him at first and may have laughed. I was young and pretty stupid tbh. I'm sorry Mario!


You could have at least gone to the go karts with him.


hope you never get kidnapped and imprisoned in a castle




I had a woman I was flirting with tell me she couldn't date me because I hadn't gotten that first marriage out of the way. I want sure I understood her correctly but she explained. Because I was never married, she didn't want to be my first divorce. Seemed cynical but I also felt I dodged a bad situation right up front. --wow this blew up. My first Reddit comment that started a chain reaction. Thank you for the medals and so interesting to read all the comments.


Someone I know once attended a wedding where the unenthusiastic mother of one of the couple was greeting guests with "welcome to [NAME]'s *starter* marriage..." (She was right though, it didn't last.)


She sounds like a factor.


My ex-wife used to jokingly introduce me as her “first husband.” Turned out it wasn’t a joke.


She had camo sheets lol


Dated a friend of a friend, she was easily a 10/10. She jumped me and made out with me, her version of kissing was sucking my my lips until they were swollen red within a minute. I might be the only man alive who told her "it's getting late, you should go home"


"It's getting late, you should go home" has to be the coldest shit I've heard in my life like yikes


He wouldn't even entertain vegetables or "foreign food".


I told him I was watching Scrubs and he told me very proudly he was just like Dr Cox... I thought if anyone thinks describing themselves as Dr Cox is a good thing they must be a dick so what’s the point