There's a handsome man across the room, you both lock eyes and he starts to make his way over, all is going well until his first words are spoken and his breath is unbearable. Bad smells are not something that we can easily get past while getting to know someone, so if their poor hygiene is noticeable on the first date, don't be shocked when she goes running for the hills.
There comes a time when you need to ask yourself, is it something I'm doing? When all of your relationships seem to fall apart around the same time and for the same reason, it's a good time to clue in and see if you can do something to change the pattern. This is not to say that you are at fault for all failed relationships, but there could be things you are doing that are a huge turn-off for her.
11 Brashly Self-Confident
We don’t mind if you tell us about your promotion or your great workout at the gym, but the moment you start telling us that you are God’s gift to women, we’re pretty quick to run away.
10 Lack of Communication
There is nothing that makes a woman get frustrated like a man who can’t communicate. We don’t think this should be rocket science. If you say you are coming at 6 p.m., show up at 6 p.m. If we leave you a voicemail or send you a text, don’t wait until tomorrow to respond.
9 Bad Breath
Perhaps this one seems too obvious, but some men don’t seem to get it. Take a whiff of your own breath before you even think about putting your lips to ours. A good teeth brushing and a swig of mouthwash should happen before we see your face.
8 Ex Obsession
While we do appreciate your honesty about your relationship history, we don’t need the gory details. Please don’t compare us or tell us about all the places you went on dates together.
7 Still Stuck to Mom
There is nothing wrong with a man who loves his Momma. However, when a romantic evening gets put on pause so that you can call home, or when you pass on mom’s tips about how your woman should cook, clean or groom herself, it gets old – fast.
6 No PDA
If you think we're talking about something you take to business meetings, you may need help in this area.
We do appreciate knowing that your love for us is more than skin deep. However, if all of a sudden you back off and stop putting your hand around our shoulder or giving spontaneous pecks on the cheek when we’re out and about, we notice.
5 Not Knowing Your Limits
It’s great to go out for drinks or have a few beers. Once your speech starts getting slurred, you start losing more than just your speech.
4 Wallet Woes
We don’t mind splitting dinner once in a while or even paying our own way once in a while, but the moment you start cancelling dates because you don’t have money, the fun is over.
If your pocketbook is empty, or you just don’t want to pay, be straightforward. It’s better to have this conversation before the date starts, not in the midst of it.
3 The Cologne Cloud
Don’t get us wrong, we like a man who smells nice – just keep it subtle. If we start sneezing, coughing, gagging or getting a headache because of your smell, don’t count on us sticking around for dessert – or a second date.
2 Swearing Like a Sailor
It’s not necessary to talk like a Harvard professor, but we do want you to be able to converse intelligently with mom and dad, our co-workers and our friends. If every other word is an expletive, our relationship is not likely to be smooth sailing for long.
1 No Commitment
We don’t expect or even want a ring on the first date – or even in the first month, but we notice when a guy can’t commit. Whether it is the guy who has a new girl every week, gave up on his marriage after a year or two or just can’t seem to keep a job, it leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths.
If you want us to stick around forever, let us know. Don’t throw wife into your vocabulary yet or start making scrapbooks of our future children but communicating that you’re thinking of your future with us in it, keeps us in the picture long-term as well.
Sources: askmen.com, thoughtcatalog.com, thoughtcatalog.com, lovepanky.com
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