If you are a non-smoker, it's important to be honest with yourself about whether it's OK with you if your partner smokes.If not, you may need to walk away, since you can never be certain whether he or she will stop. If these behaviors are not OK with you, it is unlikely that the relationship will work. Work If both of you have jobs that are very important to you, what would happen if one of you got a great job offer in another city?It's a very big red flag." -Andrew, 22 Strange Dealbreakers"I understand listing your preferences on your profile, like if you'd like someone who is also athletic, or someone who is also a vegan, etc.But I've come across some demands that are just downright crazy, like 'must love to ski or be willing to learn,' etc."Typical" Profiles"Lack of content, or banal content.Yes, of course, everyone looks at the photos as a first sort. If you don't say much, or say only banal stuff that almost anybody else might say (e.g., 'I love romantic walks on the beach') it says that you're either boring, or you don't know yourself." -Doug, 55 Ranting About Dating Sites ( ...
Most folks will admit to having a list of specific negative qualities that make them reconsider a relationship with a potential mate.
Someone who refers to herself using the “royal we”?
Many of us started dating with some sort of idea, no matter how nebulous, of who our dream guy was.
Below are the major dating deal-breakers that I've found in my 45 years of counseling individuals and couples. Smoking, Drinking, Drugs Sometimes you can tell right away whether someone smokes or drinks a lot or does drugs, but sometimes, this information takes time to emerge.
Or, you might know about it but think it will be okay, only to discover that it is getting in the way of the relationship.