Let's face it: We've all dated some kind of loser. Fine, maybe not those of us who met our life partners in middle school, or those who've had arranged marriages, or those who are just full of self-worth and dignity and would never swipe right unless the person in question was straight out of some Top 10 magazine.
But for the rest of us earthlings who've cruised the dating circuit at different levels of casualness, it can be easy to become blinded by our loneliness and their good looks, and therefore end up canoodling with some version of a total utter loser you wish you could erase from your personal history log.
However — and bear with me here — as horrible as these individuals are to us (here's looking at the live-in ex who threw my dog and me out to the curb in the dead of winter after falling for someone else overnight), it's often much more painful to experience these losers from the outside. Like, I'm pretty sure every time my sister told me something awful her ex-boyfriend said to her, it hurt me more than it even hurt her. And that's because we're protective of the people we love, and we don't want to see them suffer with objective losers.
People on reddit banded together to share their stories of the biggest losers their family members dated, and the results are both cringe-worthy and heartbreaking. Below, 18 of the most horrible people in the world you're going to want to crucially avoid like the plague.
And if you think you could afford to become a better partner to your S/O, scroll through the list to at least make sure you're nothing like these guys.
1. The guy who lies about being a Navy Seal.
"My sister dated a guy who lied about being a Navy Seal. Apparently there is like a whole community of people who do that, just go around unemployed living on ??? Telling their SOs when they disappear for weeks at a time that they were 'deployed.' It never made any sense to us, and she broke up with him for other reasons and gets really pissed off if anyone mentions the relationship happened.
He was a creepy dude who took advantage of her trusting nature and that she was at a low point in her life, and I regret not doing more to call him out on his obvious bulls--t. He's still in the area doing god knows what, probably trotting out the same crap to new women. I hope one day he gets his a-- beat by a real Navy Seal!"