The pettiest reasons people have chosen not to date someone

The pettiest reasons people have chosen not to date someone
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The dating game, at times, is nerve-wracking. Thoughts ranging from “how do I look” to “will I come off awkward” might run through your head. Then you go on that date, and everything seems to be going well—there’s laughter in the air and potential talks of a second meetup.

Then, there’s silence. No communication, and then you’re wondering, “what did I do?”

Well, sometimes it’s not entirely what you did. We all have different personalities and likes, and it might not have meshed well with a potential suitor.

But what about the moments you refused to date or cut someone out of your life for a petty reason?

In a Reddit thread titled, “What was the pettiest reason you refused to date someone?” people divulged the reasons as to why they had to avoid dating others.

Some of these might make you laugh or cringe in embarrassment. You be the judge.

1. “When I found out that he thought lemons were unripened oranges.”—u/CoffeeSmooch.

It’s like the apples and oranges argument—they don’t compare! Luckily, at least he understood that lemons and oranges are both citrus fruits.

2. “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 zoo books and Steve Irwin, I take animal facts very seriously.”—u/captjackjack.

Don’t lie about the animals!

3. “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.”—u/pharmdap.

Pick things up and put them down where they belong please. Thanks, Planet Fitness.

4. “Went on a first date to the movies. This f*****g 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 s**t ever.”—u/Pocketeer1.

You might have tried this at least once as child. Don’t do it as an adult though, especially on a date.

5. “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.”—u/notabot99_.

Yeah, we’re out.

6. “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.”—u/OmgOgan.

It’s easier to split than have that awkward conversation.

7. “I went out on a few dates with a guy that I had been really into for months. I was starting to realize he wasn’t the brightest bulb in the room. Then one day, he said he liked watching commercials on TV, and that was that.—u/lostkarma4anonymity.

He’ll at least have some insight into the latest prescription drug medication on the market.

8. “She didn’t know that foxes were real animals. She thought they were mythical and just in movies.”—u/rpp8.

‘What does the fox say...’

9. “A guy on a dating app said he wouldn’t date me because I didn’t like oysters.”—u/Awkward_turtle404.

In all fairness, oysters are pretty divisive.

10. “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 single-wide trailer on his parent’s front lawn and thought I was unreasonable for not wanting to move in with him once he did so.”—u/Nicole_xx19.

She got pretty unlucky in love.

11. “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 the 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.—u/LeonardBetts88.

There’s nothing like your favorite jacket.

12. “All The Words In Every Text He Sent Were Capitalised. Trust Me, It Got ANNOYING.”—u/Daffodildandy.

Yeah, all words capitalized seems like someone is shouting. Shouting strains your voice after a while.

13. “She called someone ‘a pompous’. Nope, she didn’t say he was acting pompous or that he was a pompous a**. He was a ‘pompous’.”—u/bandi5310

She may just like the word.

14. “Walked with T.Rex arms. Not while standing or sitting. Just walking.”—u/dustydooshe.

Oh, wow.

15. “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.” —u/Grieie

This would get old, fast.

16. “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’ - u/Quack_Candle.

Too many things as in too much cash, or too many keys and crumbled up tissues and dollar store mints?

17. “Every single text of her ended with ‘...’I just couldn’t do it man.”—u/DeuceSe7en.

As kipwrecked eloquently put it: A total ellipsis of the heart.”

18. “She ate her peas one at a time.”–u/02K30C110.

Savor the flavor!

19. “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.” —u/kara_anna.

Presumably, it’s like asking the question: “What’s the capital of the United States of America and someone says New York City.”

20. “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.” —u/bi-of-little-brain.

It’s like Joe Rogan telling “healthy 21 year olds” that the Covid—19 vaccine isn’t necessary. He’s a podcaster, not a doctor.

21. “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.” —u/ronsinblush.


22. “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.”—u/redsnowdog5c.

Now, we shouldn’t criticize someones looks. But the “hewwo” is a lot.

23. “His hair was prettier than mine.”–u/CheeseMakingMom.

Ha! That sure is petty. But you don’t want to be hair rivals.

24. “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 f*****g tattoo for two solid hours. I ended it when we got off the mountain.”—u/Hel-lohB.

You know what they say— one look at Medusa and you turn to stone. In this case, it’s the feelings.

25. “I didn’t like his shoes. Idk his shoes just bothered me so much I wanted to kick them out of my sight.”u/MajorSagittarius12.

To each their own.

26. “She told me she thought The Walking Dead was based on a true story.”—u/Cmac33111133.

With all the zombie shows out there, we get it. It looks so real.

27. “She used Bing instead of Google.”—u/avt1983.


28. “She asked for me to pay back the nickel she let me borrow two weeks prior to get some fritos from a vending machine. Here’s your nickel and lack of a boyfriend, you f*****g miser” — u/Amazingawesomator.

Penny and nickel pinching much?

29. “He owned only three books.”—u/wheeler1432.

“One of them was the first aid book his insurance company gave him. I don’t remember the other two,” said u/wheeler1432 in response to a commenter about the books. Maybe he had a Kindle?

30. “He thought that Benjamin Franklin was a US President. No matter how many times I told him to look it up he never believed me. Then had the audacity to tell me ‘well, at least you’re pretty’. Well you have the brain of a mushroom, so gtfo my life.” —u/Exotic_Aardvark945.

Indeed. Although Benjamin Franklin is on the $100 bill, he was never a United States President.

31. “She kept interrupting me to sing song lyrics.”—u/Lukenasty.

Someone breaking out into song every few moments can be a lot, especially when you’re trying to tell a story. After all, this isn’t High School Musical or Hamilton. That’d be cool though.

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