Romantic relationships. Almost everyone will experience at least one throughout their life time. Dating is a source of enjoyment and entertainment. You find someone who you can cuddle with, joke around with, go on dates with, etc. Dating may be all smiles and fun at first, but along with finding a person who you can be intimate with, comes complications.
I was curious so I went around and asked 20 people their gender, age, sexuality and what they simply cannot overlook in a relationship, and here's the results!
1. Female, 20, straight
"My deal breaker is when they are too clingy and insist on doing EVERYTHING together. I like having time with them but also time away with friends."
2. Female, 18, straight
"The biggest deal breaker for me is if they are humble. I love when a guy can be proud of all he has accomplished but not flaunt it and be all cocky about it. It drives me crazy! Almost seems like he cares only about himself."
3. Male, 20, straight
"Mine is bad teeth. It makes her more attractive if she has straight teeth. I guess that's just my initial observation."
4. Female, 20, straight
"A guy that asks for nudes."
5. Male, 22, straight
"If you ever cheat, we're done. No more trust ever again."
6. Female, 18, straight
"My deal breaker would be continuous lying. I can't stand it."
7. Female, 18, straight
"I'd say someone who isn't nice to my friends. My friends are a big part of my life and they'd just have to get along."
8. Male, 19, gay
"Height, teeth, weight. I have really high standards."
9. Male, 19, straight
"Bad teeth, because you don't want to show that woman off then. You don't want to kiss her, it makes her face unattractive."
10. Male, 19, straight
"When she smokes anything because I don't like smoking and the smell."
11. Female, 20, bisexual
"My biggest deal breaker would be that he doesn't want a family in the future. I very much want to be a mom."
12. Female, 19, straight
"Clinginess. I understand that a partner is supposed to be your best friend but when we go out with friends or to the bars, I don't want to be attached at the hip! I like to roam and mingle and make friends. Also, extreme PDA like a little is okay but don't suck my face everywhere we go."
13. Female, 19, straight
"When someone doesn't take no as an answer."
14. Female, 18, straight
"Deal breakers: cigarettes; nasty and expensive habit. Not good with money; kind of obvious but wouldn't plan well for the future. Immature; like always having to do stuff for them or bailing them out. Doesn't make me better or bring out the best in me; this is the MOST important because I want to make the boyfriend happy but if I'm not happy then there's no relationship."
15. Male, 21, straight
"People not being trusting. Because if someone doesn't trust you (and you haven't given them a reason not to trust you) then they question everything and it always leads to an argument and it just isn't healthy for a relationship."
16. Female, 18, straight
"Bad teeth and talks about themselves constantly."
17. Female, 21, bisexual
"A deal breaker for me is a future. If you're moving away after college or want completely different things in the future than me, then I'm going to have to pass. I don't want to waste time and emotions on someone who I know won't be there in a year. Also I'm not attracted to people who aren't working towards a future of their own. It's okay to have a dead end job now, but if you are okay with being stagnant in life (which in my expeirences I see a lot of people are), then I'm not interested. #idontwantascrub."
18. Male, 19, straight
"Here is my biggest deal breaker in a relationship: someone who doesn't have any ambitions, goals, dreams... etc. If they don't have anything they want to pursue in life, then there is no way I would pursue a relationship with them!"
19. Female, 18, straight
"No relationship with the Lord."
20. Female, 18, straight
"The number one deal breaker for me in a relationship is when a guy isn't willing to introduce me to his friends and family. I understand that for some, a little time has to have passed for him to feel comfortable, but when a significant amount of time has passed and he still won't let me hang out with his friends or meet his family, it makes me feel like he's embarrassed by me and doesn't care."
After asking these people what their deal breakers are, it appears that many of them relate somehow. All in all, everyone who's in or has been in a relationship has a pet peeve of some sort. Happy end-of-cuffing season!