What Are Your Dating Deal-Breakers?

Cary McNeal
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I've been reading a fun book called Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten and Anne Coyle. In it the authors list what guys do or say or wear that turn off the opposite sex, things like mullets and tank tops and saying "Booya!" a lot.

Even funnier than the book are the angry reviews on the book's Amazon page from men (and some women) who are oh-so-offended that a book would be written on such a hateful topic.

Puh-lease! It's called humor, people -- look into it. Besides, who among us hasn't dismissed someone from our dating pool because of our own preferences, however trivial?

Okay, so 300+ reasons not to date someone might be overdoing it a bit, but I haven't found any so far that are unreasonable. Here are a few of my favorites from the book:

Jorts -- In case you're confused, the "jort" is a cross between a pair of jeans and a pair of shorts. Perhaps the most ill-conceived item of male clothing ever invented, they come in a wide variety of styles and lengths, all of which are hideous.

Hawaiian shirts -- They scream, "Insurance man letting it all hang out!" You're now officially UNSEXABLE.

Saying, "We're pregnant!" -- The guy who says this is a tool. And reporting, "We're trying to get pregnant" is a visual we can live without.

Overly cologned -- Way to announce yourself six minutes before you actually enter the room. Yowza. Your strong and stanky scent is burning out our eyes. It's also ensuring that no matter what we order for dinner, it will taste like Drakkar Noir.

Jogging in place at a stoplight -- We get it; you're really taking this seriously. You look like a doofus.

Tighty whities -- Just plain creepy.

Your turn, ladies. What are your dating deal-breakers? What things do guys do to ensure that they'll never see you naked? What makes a guy undateable?

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