You Don’t Need A Good Reason To Refuse To Date Someone, Here Are 12 Petty Reasons

The truth is, you don’t need a reason to not want to date someone. Even if they keep asking for one, all they’re entitled is a yes or no.

Take it from these Redditors who weren’t ashamed to share the petty reasons why they just couldn’t date someone. It might even inspire you with new excuses for the next time you need to reject someone.

Animal Facts Are No Joke

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Photo Credit: Daiga Ellaby / unsplash

“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.” — Reddit / captjackjack

If they lie about animal facts, who knows what else they’ll lie about.

They Get It From Their Mama

woman and her grandma sitting on a bench in the ark
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Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio / Pexels

“A very attractive, fun, smart woman asked me if I wanted to go get ice cream with her. 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.” — Reddit / notabot99_thousand

No one would want to remember to be thinking of their mom every time they called their girlfriend.

All The Patience In The World

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Photo Credit: Los Muertos Crew / Pexels

“She ate her peas one at a time.” — Reddit / 02K30C1

This is really concerning because who actually has the time to do that? How many peas does she eat in one sitting? We have a lot of questions.

Confidence Is Key

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Photo Credit: Amanda Hodge / Unsplash

“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’ smoothing down his manky jacket, side-eyeing me, expecting me to agree with him.” — Reddit / LeonardBetts88

It’s All About Location

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Photo Credit: Nabeel Syed / Unsplash

“I just didn’t want to keep driving to that part of town because of traffic.” — Reddit / hewrites

Traffic is frustrating and ends up wasting time. The relationship better be worth it if we’re spending half of it in a car.

Who Watches Commercials On Purpose?

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Photo Credit: Jeshootscom / Pexels

“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.” — Reddit / lostkarma4anonymity

In the age of Netflix, anyone who doesn’t skip over commercials is either a monster or the face of patience.

Capitalizing Every Word

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Photo Credit: Francisco Venancio / Unsplash

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

This would make all their texts sound like they’re either excited or yelling no matter what they’re saying. No one likes to be yelled at.

All Kimmed Out

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Photo Credit: Cotton Bro / Pexels

“Been married twice. Both were named Kim. I don’t even talk to Kims now. All Kimmed out.” — Reddit / LostallmyGAFs

I wouldn’t have even married a second Kim. The name would have too strong of an association already.

A Redonkulous Situation

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Photo Credit: Jamie Brown / Unsplash

“She kept using the word ‘Redonkulous’ in normal conversation. I felt my soul dying every time I heard it.” — Reddit

That word has never and should never enter the dictionary. Let’s stick with the already existing vocabulary.

Firing The Cleaner On The Spot

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Photo Credit: Volha Flaxeco / unsplash

“After our first date he called me and asked me what I was up to, I replied ‘cleaning my house’, he says ‘Oh! Do 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!’” — Reddit / ronsinblush

Needless to say, there was no second date.

A Beautiful Angle

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Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba/ Unsplash

“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.” — Reddit / Nicole_xx19

Can you imagine if he called her that in public thinking he was being endeared?

So Much Suspense

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Photo Credit: Tachina Lee / Unsplash

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

All that suspense would just keep us on edge the whole time. The extra dots make it feel like there’s more they’re not saying.

A Lack Of Attention Span

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Photo Credit: Cotton Bro / Pexels

“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.” — Reddit / Jealous-Network-8852

In her defense, in today’s day and age of snaps and Tik Toks, no one has an attention span that lasts longer than 30 seconds.

A Literal Pet Name

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Photo Credit: Anna Shvets / Pexels

“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.” — Reddit / ringaling11

There would be no way of knowing if she’s calling her cat or man every time she said the name out loud.

The Car Comes First

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Photo Credit: Tobi / Pexels

“Broke up with a girl because her parents’ house was on the other side of some really bumpy railroad tracks. Didn’t want to continue abusing my car.” — Reddit / ManintheMT

The way we look at it, the car would never break his heart like a woman could.

So In Sync

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Photo Credit: Gary Barnes / Pexels

“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.” — Reddit / Grieie

We get wanting to make your date believe that you have a lot in common, but the trick is to make it subtle.