When I look back on my own checkered past of dating, one of the strangest things that stands out to me is a girl I went on I think two dates with?

There was nothing wrong with her. She was great. And yet for some reason I couldn’t put my finger on…there was just nothing. There.

It was boring. That’s all I could muster by way of explanation to myself. I almost wish I’d had a story like this that had more of something to grasp onto, even if it was silly.

What was the pettiest reason you refused to date someone?
byu/High_Sleep3694 inAskReddit

Here are some very odd little reasons that Redditors ultimately decided to cut ties with women.

1. The Animal Liar

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.

– captjackjack

2. What’s in a name?

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.

– notabot99_thousand

3. Scent of a Woman

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.

– OmgOgan

4. What DOES the fox say?

She didn’t know that foxes were real animals.

She thought they were mythical and just in movies.

– rpp8

5. This again?

She had the same name as my mom.

– S_FrogPants

6. Losing the Thread

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.

– Jealous-Network-8852

7. Oyster? I hardly know her!

A guy on a dating app said he wouldn’t date me because I didn’t like oysters.

– Awkward_turtle404

8. Straight to Business

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

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.


9. Chew on This

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

10. Thee Pompous

She called someone “a pompous”.

Nope, she didn’t say he was acting pompous or that he was a pompous a**.

He was a pompous.

– bandi53

11. Kim Possible

Been married twice. Both were named Kim.

I don’t even talk to Kim’s now.

All Kimmed out.

– LostallmyGAFs

12. Redonkulous

She kept using the word “Redonkulous” in normal conversation.

I felt my soul dying every time I heard it.

– Fromhe

13. Down the Toilet

Everything was going great, thought she was an amazing girl and we’d been seeing each other for two 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

14. Eggcuse me?

Every time I touched her, I would smell of egg. Like holding hands, egg.. Hug her, my shirt would smell of egg.

Strangest bit was, she didn’t smell like that whatsoever.

Also, when I broke it off, the egg smelling stopped. So IDK.

– SuperSquirrel13

15. Chipping In

She once wanted a burger without chips.

I wanted one with chips.

She ate all of my chips.

Her reason was that because I wasn’t eating my chips because I didn’t want them.

I asked her if I didn’t want then why did I order them?

– willbeonekenobi

Ladies, if you want food, PLEASE just order it. We’re very hungry. We got those fries for a reason, dang it.

What’s the pettiest or strangest reason you’ve broken it off with someone?

Tell us in the comments.