30 Of The Weirdest Reasons Why People Stopped Dating Someone

Published 3 years ago

As sad as it may sound, some relationships simply don’t work out. There can be various reasons for that, such as long distance, hectic work schedules or incompatible hobbies, and choosing to go your own separate ways is often the most sensible option. However, sometimes people split up for the weirdest reasons – although you’ll quickly see that even the most bizarre ones are completely valid.

A few days ago, one Reddit user asked others to share “What was the pettiest reason you refused to date someone?”, and received numerous answers that will make you realize that sometimes quitting early is the safest option. Check out some of the weirdest reasons why people stopped dating in the gallery below!

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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’ ‘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.


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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 zoobooks and Steve Irwin, I take animal facts very seriously.


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


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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.


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Didnt use the turn signal.



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


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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.


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I couldn’t date a guy because my brother pointed out that he looks EXACTLY like my uncle. I couldn’t unsee it because it was absolutely true.


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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.


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


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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.


His name was Mario and he was a plumber. I just couldn’t.

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He stared at me blankly when I said the word “republican” when describing one of my family members. I followed up and sure enough, he literally had no idea what the word republican meant and didn’t know about our largely two-party system. He was in his late 20’s. If you’re not into politics, that’s one thing, but he had managed to live nearly three decades in our country without knowing basic information about our political system. My brain could not comprehend and I worried about what other basic information he had managed to avoid was. ‘Twas a hard no on my end


During s*x, she would close her eyes and frown in concentration. Once my brain made the connection that she looked like Sam the Eagle from the Muppets, it was over for me.

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Not me, but someone refusing to date me because, “it’s weird you don’t have Instagram.”


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

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She would insist on a job interview level of formality whenever we talked.


For those asking for examples, the first time I asked her to my place went like this:

Me: So do you want to take this back to my place?

Her: Is this an invitation for intercourse?

Me: … yes… it is…

Her: Please ask again properly please.


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I went out on a few dates with a guy that I had been really into for months. I was starting to realize he wasnt the brightest bulb in the room. Then one day he said he liked watching commercials on TV and that was that.


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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.


When I found out that he thought lemons were unripened oranges.

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