20+ People Who Realized They Needed to Run Away From This Partner

7 months ago

Finding a soulmate can be a challenging task, and for some, it takes years of searching, sifting through unsuitable partners. After all, it’s not always immediately clear that a relationship won’t work out with someone. But there are also cases where just one or two meetings are enough to understand: “Definitely not!” People in this thread shared exactly such cases.

  • I once dated someone with my name. It was very confusing every time someone talked to one of us, calling our name. What started as a fun joke ended in “Yeah... Never going to do that again...” © OneMorePotion / Reddit
  • He said he’d do a full health check on any pets I had. I was pretty peeved at the implication that I might not be caring for them. Also, he wasn’t a vet. © bi-of-little-brain / Reddit
  • My mom stopped dating a guy because he unfastened and refastened the Velcro on his shoes throughout an entire movie, at the movie theater. © hyteck9 / Reddit
  • Everything was going great, I thought she was an amazing girl and we’d been seeing each other for 2 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. © sctrojans1112 / Reddit
  • Went on a first date to the movies. This 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, 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 thing ever. © Pocketeer1 / Reddit
  • Every time I touched her, I would smell eggs. 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. © SuperSquirrel13 / Reddit
  • 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.
    Also dated a guy who wanted to put a single-wide trailer in his parent’s front lawn and thought I was unreasonable for not wanting to move in with him once he did so. © Nicole_xx19 / Reddit
  • All The Words In Every Text He Sent Were Capitalized. Trust Me, It Got ANNOYING. © Daffodildandy / Reddit
  • A guy on a dating app said he wouldn’t date me because I didn’t like oysters. ©Awkward_turtle404 / Reddit
  • She lived across the bridge and I hate going across the bridge. © chenyu768 / Reddit
  • 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 girlfriend 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. © OmgOgan / Reddit
  • 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. © pharmdap / reddit
  • A very attractive, funny, and 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. © notabot99_thousand / Reddit
  • She didn’t know that foxes were real animals. She thought they were mythical and just in movies. © rpp8 / Reddit
  • I went out with someone who had 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. © ringaling11 / Reddit
  • 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. © captjackjack / Reddit
  • Broke up with a girl in high school because her parents’ house was on the other side of some really bumpy railroad tracks. Didn’t want to continue abusing my car. © ManintheMT / Reddit
  • After our first date, he called me and asked me what I was up to, I replied, “cleaning my house,” he says " Oh! 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!" Sometimes they make it easy for you to decide if there should be a date #2. © ronsinblush / Reddit
  • 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 canvas. He kept stopping to look at himself in the windows, 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. © LeonardBetts88 / Reddit
  • On the first and only date — she chewed her food with her mouth open — it was so distracting I couldn’t bear it. © Nova_rez / Reddit
  • He got a few consecutive bites out of my ice cream on our first date without asking me and before I even tasted my own ice cream...and didn’t even offer his to me. © danceSINGooseBeary / Reddit
  • 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. © lostkarma4anonymity / Reddit

Indeed, finding one’s life partner is a significant stroke of luck. However, some deliberately choose to be single and find happiness in it.

Please note: This article was updated in December 2021 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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