People Break Down The Smallest Things That Made Someone Unattractive To Them

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The reason why some single people are unable to find love can be loosely attributed to either one of the following.

Person A might be difficult or overbearing and can potentially scare off certain people.

Or, Person B might be really picky and refuses to make compromises once they start a new relationship.

For the latter individual, it can be an idiosyncratic thing about the other person that can be enough to be a turn-off.


Curious to hear what some of these examples could be, Redditor DrDecane asked:

"What's the smallest thing that made someone unattractive for you?"

These Redditors found it challenging trying to make awkward romantic situations work.

The Silent Partner

"I once went on a date with a man who literally only spoke when responding to a question, answered as briefly and evasively as possible, and offered no reciprocating questions or remarks."

"At the end of a 45 minute struggle when we parted ways, while I was still trying to figure out why a person with such crippling social anxiety would subject himself to an interaction so far outside his ability to handle, he asked if we could see each other again sometime."

– willingisnotenough

Bad Taste

"They were a bad cook. They didn’t use SEASONINGS! It’s not an allergy thing either. They made good money too it’s not a poverty thing. Literally they liked plain chicken breast no seasonings and dry as bone. He made me a 'taco' that consisted of only unseasoned hamburger in a plain ( not even warm) taco shell 🌮. No salsa , no cheese, no cilantro.. greasy meat in a room temp shell."

"I’m not cooking 3 meals a day for 2 people for the rest of my life and I sure as sh*t ain’t eating his satanic creations."

– Winter-Ad1853

Annoying Catchphrase

"I dated a girl that had a catch phrase. I think she uses Reddit and the catch phrase is very distinct so on the off chance she sees this I won’t say it. It didn’t make a lot of sense, think if someone were to say 'If you’re there, then you’ve made it!'”

"Except she would say it in response to all sorts of random situations where it wasn’t at all appropriate. Whenever someone complimented her or me, if you talked about plans you had. Just randomly tossing it out on conversations."

"It became a turn off so quickly because I just could not wrap my head around why she said it so often. I got sick of hearing it from her. Legitimately one of the biggest reasons we broke up."

– validusrex

Some dates are just unkisseable.

Gross Deposits

"White stuff in the mouth corners."

– gardenomette

Exaggerated Masticating

"Went to dinner, they started chewing kinda loud with their mouth open. I have misophonia, so it's probably even worse for me when someone does that. Immediate no."

– Erenalianon

The Sloppy Friend

"My husband’s best friend can’t eat without getting food all over his face and making gross noises while chewing. He also is a SUPER loud drunk. And walks out of the bathroom and back to the conversation while still simultaneously zipping/buttoning his jeans and buckling his belt."

"Really sweet, funny guy and a wonderful friend to both of us. But I cannot even imagine dating him. It would probably end in murder."

– meegcabre

Food Flinger

"Jesus, I dated a guy who ate like a bird...there was food EVERYWHERE by the time the meal was done. Flinging it around somehow without me actually seeing him do it. A sneaky flinger. Picture a parakeet beak deep in a food tray filled with seeds. Just chucking the seeds. Dig, eat, fling, nope, don't like that one bite, fling over the shoulder..."

"Dude cringed when I brought out a beach towel and put it on my new couch before we started eating dinner. As I was spreading the towel, I looked him dead in the eyes and declared, 'if you damage my new, $2,500 couch, you are dead.'"

– 37-pieces-of-flair

Unsolicited texts and photos aren't always the way into one's heart.

Not The Way To Start The Morning

"He sent me selfies every morning with his good morning text."

– Witch_on_a_moped

Now What?

"Yesssssss. So awkward. Like, am I supposed to send one back? Every day?"

"We hadn’t even met in person yet."

– LeotiaBlood

It took a vacation for these Redditors to realize they were not with the kind of people they'd want to ever share a life with.

Realization During A Vacation

"On a trip to the islands. HE WAS STEALING BATHROOM TOWELS and putting all the sugar and tea packets into his bag. He was telling me to hurry and stock up as well😐 I asked him if he really planned to steal 'thousands of a** towels..' he stopped packing. This was an eye opener to me. I was turned off and we are no longer together.😎"

– Law_Yer7

Demeaning The Workers

"They went from an 11/10 to a 0/10 because they decided to berate and belittle the people who were helping us with our luggage as we got on and started our boat cruise. The rest of the trip was awkward af"

– WorstLuckChuck

At the risk of sounding shallow, years ago I briefly dated a tennis player whose winsome personality won my heart.

However, I noticed something really peculiar about him. Every time we were out walking, I noticed he had the tendency of leaning into me whenever I was on his left side while walking in tandem.

When I casually asked him about his frequent need for getting awkwardly close, he explained that his gait was affected by a condition that left him with one leg shorter than the other.

After we completed that day's rendezvous together, I subsequently ghosted him.

Okay, I fully admit my shallowness in that situation.

I'm not proud of it.

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