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These Single Men Revealed What Women Did to Rule out a Second Date


Jan. 18 2019, Updated 11:56 a.m. ET

Romance is tricky, especially when you're meeting someone for the first time. That initial date is oftentimes an anxiety-laden affair and everyone's on their best behavior, auditioning the best part of themselves.

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Usually the true dregs of a human's personality are discovered after the first couple of dates — that's when you learn what someone's really about. At least that's how it usually goes, right?

So what is there to say about someone who, from the get-go, displays "red flag" behavior that makes you want to cancel any and all plans for a second date? These single men on reddit shared some of their most awkward "what were they thinking?!" stories.

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Texting through dinner.

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Went to dinner; she was on her phone the entire time texting. Even when we were talking. Figured she was just in it for a free dinner, cause really what's the point of agreeing to date if you're not going to try to get to know the person.

Movies during first date = bad idea.

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I once went to a movie as a first date with a girl (her idea; bad idea). She got there late and the movie had already started. She then wanted to talk during the movie in the middle of the crowded theater. I didn't shush her or anything, but everything was a one-word answer, trying to end the conversation. She got up halfway through and said I was obviously not interested in her. She was right.

-  pzycho

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Talking about pets and exes.

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I went on a date with a lady I met online. She talked about three things on this date and little else.
Her pets.
Her ex.
The last time she had gastro.
There was no second date.

Matching t-shirts.

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I drove her home because she didn't have a car at that time, and she asked we stop for an errand... to pick up matching t-shirts she had designed for her and her ex.
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Baby trouble.

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She had a one-year-old and told me about a recent nasty divorce. No problem until she told me that the divorce was due to the baby not being his...

Date turned business meeting.

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I arrived at her place and she told me to hop in her car as she just need to drop something off at a friend's house real quick. It wasn’t a friend, it was someone she had an appointment to sell those hot oil infusers and their millions of scented inserts to. I sat in a stranger’s home for 90 minutes while they smelled them all. She wanted to go to dinner afterwards and I asked her to please drop me off at the car so I could go home.
“She had a business to run.” Guess I didn’t even make it through a whole first date.
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Reading subtitles out loud.

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When we saw 'Fury' in theaters, she read the subtitles out loud. I'm not sure if she thought I couldn't read them or if she needed to sound them out, but I knew at that moment no follow-up was necessary.


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I met a girl from my university for dinner one time and she started the date off by saying she only ate with her hands and didn’t use utensils because she’s a “super taster” and can taste the metals they’re made of. This wouldn’t have been a problem if we were eating finger foods of course, but it was a problem as I watched her eat a salmon filet and wild rice like f--king Gollum...
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Just a little wedding ring.

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She forgot to take off her wedding ring on the second date.

Black teeth.

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Teeth as black as the night. She didn't have any diseases or syndromes but simply no "time" to brush her teeth.
For the record, her photos didn't show her teeth.
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She asked if I had any love interests still in existence. When I said no, she didn't believe me. She told me she wanted to travel the world and see old friends (who were guys) and thought that I, as a lawyer, should work and pay for her travels. She was insane. She also offered to f--k in her car in the first five minutes of meeting. No second date for you!

The drug diaries.

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She said, 'Haha can’t wait for you to meet my older brother, he just got out of jail for selling heroin.' Me: 'Didn’t you tell me your younger brother was addicted to heroin?' Her: “Oh ya, wonder how that happened...”
F--k this shit, I’m out.
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Daddy's in jail.

Source: let's go to prison
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Pregnant, but no worries... the father is locked up.

Her fiancé wouldn't like a second date.

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Met her at a hospital (I was an ER patient for a hand wound, she was a phlebotomist). Asked her out to a movie and then dinner, had a really excellent talk about comics and movies. We were getting to know each other and flirting, it was clearly a date. At the end when I told her I’d like to do it again she said her fiancé probably wouldn’t be cool with it a second time.
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The gum-chewing lesbian back-and-forth.

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She chewed gum through our initial date, which was at a decent Italian place including a bottle of good white wine. And she proceeded to tell me how she had married early, had two kids (girls), realized she was a lesbian, left her husband and took most of his money, lived with girlfriend #1, left girlfriend #1 for #2, ended that and then realized that "long term, she needed a d-ck."
I noped the f--k out of there so fast . . .

The unforgiving nurse.

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Nurse I met on Tinder. She told me she disliked all her patients and that sometimes she would simply ignore them for long periods of time. That's a no from me, dawg.
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Doing him a favor.

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This one girl told me she was 'giving me a chance' because a mutual friend said I was nice. She was totally out of my league and we both knew it, but she insisted on acting like it was a favor to go out to dinner with me. If she's not actively happy about seeing me, I don't really want to see her either.

That no-wipe smell.

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First and only date with a girl I barely knew through some friends. I drove to her house, she got in my car and smelled like she had just taken a massive sh-t but forgot to wipe. Went to dinner, I barely ate. Made an excuse to end early, dropped her off and drove home with the windows down in the middle of winter.
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Bad conversation.

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If I ask you a question or try to talk, please reciprocate. I hate that I feel like I'm supposed to use up an arsenal of questions that will only get a brief response in return.

Man, I'm so happy I'm no longer dating.

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