People Share The Pettiest Reasons They Refused To Date Someone

There are many very rational reasons why you might choose to avoid dating someone: they’re not a good communicator, they want different things in life than you, their interests aren’t compatible with yours, etc.

However, there are times we make snap judgments about whether or not someone is worth dating for silly reasons, like these people who shared the petty reasons they didn’t date someone.

No Capitals Are Better Than Constant Capitalization

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Startup Stock Photos // Text Credit: Reddit / Daffodildandy

“All The Words In Every Text He Sent Were Capitalised. Trust Me, It Got ANNOYING.”

Honestly, I’m just thinking about how much longer it took him to constantly capitalize the first letter of every word.

I Don’t Trust People Who Constantly Wear Bluetooth Pieces

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Photo Credit: Pexels / August De Richelieu // Text Credit: Reddit / ldgrffn

“He wore a Bluetooth piece in his ear. The constant blue light blinking from the side of his head was too much for me.”

It’s one thing to use a Bluetooth piece in the car, but wearing it outside of that is so strange.

Slow Drivers Are My Pet Peeve

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Ricardo Esquivel // Text Credit: Reddit

“He drove slow in the left (America) passing lane. Tons of people were passing us on the right and staring us down.

“I was mad for them. He was oblivious”

How Dare She Lie To Children!!!

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Jamshed Ahmad // Text Credit: Reddit / captjackjack

“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.”

Yeah, I Get This One

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Nicholas Githiri // Text Credit: Reddit / S_FrogPants

“She had the same name as my mom.”

It might seem silly at first, but I truly cannot imagine dating someone and having to say my dad’s name in bed. Nope.

Okay, But That’s So Annoying

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Photo Credit: Universal History Archive / Universal Images Group via Getty Images // Text Credit: Reddit / hjteck9

“My mom stopped dating a guy because he unfastened and refastened the velcro on his shoes throughout an entire movie.”

First of all, what grown man has velcro shoes? You retire those when you’re 6.

Yeah, Ghosting Was The Right Call

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Polina Zimmerman // Text Credit: Reddit / OmgOgan

“She was super hot, but she smelled. I don’t know if she didn’t shower or use deodorant, but she just smelled funky. I couldn’t do it. My best female 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.”

He Must Be Very Passionate About Trigonometry

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Katerina Holmess // Text Credit: Reddit / Nicole_xx19

“He would call me his ‘beautiful angle.’ He really didn’t know how to spell angel, so for months I put up with being an angle.”

This is something that you learn in elementary school, so I don’t even think I’d have the heart to correct them.

Toilet Hygiene Is Very Important!

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Max Vakhtbovych // Text Credit: Reddit / sctrojans1112

“Everything was going great—thought she was an amazing girl and we’d been seeing each other for two months. Go to her house for the first time and it was a little messy, but nothing to write home about. Then I go to the bathroom and put up the toilet seat.”

“I don’t think she’d ever cleaned the bottom of the toilet seat given how disgusting it was. From then on, the only thing I could think about when talking or being with her was that disgusting toilet seat.”

Like Unicorns?

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Pixabay // Text Credit: Reddit / rpp8

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

To be fair, if I had never seen a fox before, would I believe they were real? Perhaps not.

Yeah, That’s A Hard No

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Marta Wave // Text Credit: Reddit / banana_kiwi

“Reminded me of my sister.”

Maybe some people would be able to overlook this, but there’s something deeply unsettling about dating someone who reminds you of a sibling. Even just the same name makes me feel sick.

This Guy Really Hates Bridges

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Tae Fuller // Text Credit: Reddit / chenyu768

“She lived across the bridge and I hate going across the bridge.”

I’m curious as to the exact problem he had with the bridge — was the traffic on it bad? Did he not have a car so he had to walk it?

Just Use Your Hands, Bro

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Nathan Engel // Text Credit: Reddit / aspiring_optimist

“Went on a first date to the movies.”

“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.”

How Did She Find Her Bed?

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Photo Credit: Unsplash / Puria Berenji // Text Credit: Reddit / aspiring_optimist

“She had camo sheets.”

I personally am firmly against the use of camouflage print on anything that isn’t actually hunting or military wear, but on bedsheets is one of the worst places you could have it.

I Wonder What He Was Carrying In There

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Mental Health America // Text Credit: Reddit / Quack_Candle

“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.'”

I believe that men should really just start carrying purses.

No Person Is Worth Car Damage

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Curtis Adams // Text Credit: Reddit / fkingtrashcan

“My new car kept scraping on the bottom while pulling out of their steep driveway to the main road.”

“After the fourth time of trying to be careful and it still scraped, I ended it.”

Ew.

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Photo Credit: Pexels / Koolshooters // Text Credit: Reddit / Nove_rez

“On the first and only date – she chewed her food with her mouth open—it was so distracting I couldn’t bear it.”

If you’re an adult who chews with their mouth open, you need to do some self-analysis.

Where Was The Smell Coming From?

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Photo Credit: Pexels / PIixabay // Text Credit: Reddit / SuperSquirrel13

“Every time I touched her, I would smell of egg. Like holding hands: egg. Hug her, my shirt would smell of egg.”

“The strangest bit was, she didn’t smell like that whatsoever. Also, when I broke it off, the egg smell stopped.”

Who Even Says That?

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Photo Credit: Pexels / cottonbro // Text Credit: Reddit / Fromhe

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

I can’t imagine being physically attracted to someone after they said “redonkulous” so I get it.

Any Name But That!!

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Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for ULTA Beauty / KKW Beauty // Text Credit: Reddit / LostallmyGAFs

“Been married twice. Both were named Kim. I don’t even talk to Kim’s now. All Kimmed out.”

I mean, I get where he’s coming from. I will never even consider dating a Matt again.