The dating world is always weird, and there are a million reasons things might not work out.

But some are…a little less weighty than others.

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

Here’s what Redditors had to say about guys in particular they left by the wayside, and the strange little reasons why.

1. Politically Illiterate

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.

– DuchessOfTears

2. Do you even lift, bro?

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

3. The Drink Hunter

Went on a first date to the movies. This f**king 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

– Pocketeer1

4. The Ad Addict

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

5. The Better Angles of Our Nature

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 on his parent’s front lawn and thought I was unreasonable for not wanting to move in with him once he did so.

– Nicole_xx19

6. The Piece

He wore a Bluetooth piece in his ear.

The constant blue light blinking from the side of his head was too much for me.

Another guy would text “dame” instead of “d**n”. It wasn’t a typo either, it was every time.

– ldgrffn

7. The Jacket Jerk

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.

– LeonardBetts88

8. Capital Offenses

All The Words In Every Text He Sent Were Capitalised.

Trust Me, It Got ANNOYING.

– Daffodildandy

9. Strapping Young Lad

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

Edit- at the movie theater.

– hyteck9

10. A Clean Break

I was the receiver of the petty reason, not the giver. When I was in college, a girl wouldn’t go on a second date with me because my dorm room was too clean.

(edit to add: what I got told by a mutual friend was that because my room was clean, it had to mean that I was gay so she wouldn’t date me)

– I_feel_so_mop

11. What’s in a name?

Had the same first name as my brother and father.

– TNBCisAB**ch

12. Pocket Pals

Not me, but someone I worked with refused to date this very handsome, successful and kind man because “he has too many things in his pockets”

– Quack_Candle

13. No Laughing Matter

His laugh. It was the weirdest sounding laugh I’ve ever heard.

The first time I heard it I was like “Nope, can’t deal with that for the rest of my life”.

– LizzieLibrarian

14. The Mimic

He tried to say what I was saying… as in at the same time. He started mouthing it and then slowly including more and more voice.

I would stop talking and start again…. he mimicked the whole time

– Grieie

15. Trivial Pursuits

He was awful in a trivia game we were playing.

I mean, really bad, like it was his first day pretending to be a human on Earth and the aliens hadn’t briefed him sufficiently.

– kara_anna

Honestly I…don’t blame anybody for any of those. Good call.

What’s a petty or strange reason you stopped dating someone?

Let us know in the comments.