Everyone has their preferences in dating. There are some big things that are dealbreakers, no matter how much you like the person. And then there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of totally stupid reasons to dump someone, and people do that all the time, too. They have all gathered on this thread started by u/scotty_puff_jr with amazing stories of ending perfectly good relationships over the pettiest possible things.
“What’s the pettiest reason you’ve rejected someone?” the Redditor asked.
People lined up to explain how someone laughed wrong, smelled wrong, and didn’t believe in evolution. Which actually sound like serious reasons to break up, but I guess if you’re still single after a while, being petty doesn’t help your cause. At least they got funny stories out of the situation, and we can all laugh at them:
1. Religion breaks people up
She was 100% convinced that dinosaurs didn’t exist. —SixGunChimp
2. They should have spent more time together in person
I broke up with my girlfriend in eighth grade because she called me four times a day when we didn’t have cell phones. I got tired of talking on the phone and broke it off. —qkathmandu
3. Dating a child
Everytime, and I mean every.damn.time we were in a car, he would say ‘are we there yet?’ —BowlingForPennies
4. I hope she’s happy now!
This is awful but it was her laugh. I never told her obviously because someone’s laugh is a representation of when they are happiest. So shallow as she was pretty awesome. —Ochsenfree
5. I can’t visualize this
He held his knife like a pen. —LittleLucille
6. Set her free to find Beavis
She laughed like Butthead —lemystereduchipot
7. Jealous much?
He texted me too many photos of his eggs benedicts in the morning —Natarenec
8. This seems like a serious issue, actually
We went bowling and she started saying the bowling ball was hurting her fingers. She was convinced that there were bugs inside the bowling ball biting her fingers and that was the reason for her pain. —Wacky_Sacky
9. Totally get it
He had way better style —Ferrero28
10. Also having trouble visualizing this
Her toenails were so long whenever she was nearby you could hear clicking from the ground as if she was a dog. —tiankai
11. Petty revenge
She was texting me to tell me about her standards for men which were pretty high. That’s fine. But I didn’t like all the spelling mistakes she was making. —yawnandshrug
12. Baggage ruins relationships
Had same name as a horrible ex / bothered me every time I said name —pinecity21
13. I will never forget this either
She gave me a hug and a booger that was stuck to her nose got on my shirt and for some reason I never recovered. It’s been 10 years and I still havent forgotten. —Cpt_Howl
14. Ew indeed
Dude kissed me open mouthed with relaxed lips. Not meant as a make-out kiss that was a quick kiss. Just opened his mouth and smashed his face into mine then pulled back. Ew —kitcat7898
15. He is really rich now
He only talked about his stock portfolios and his Mercedes. (We were both 26). —JPadgeBo
16. Better than farts!
the way he smelled, he smelled like cooking oil or something weird, and his whole house did. It was over powering. I couldn’t do it. —GalaxygirlWoW
I once stopped talking to a girl because she kept putting “…” everywhere in texts. —rahiq
18. All the way through or like corn on the cob?!
She ate a banana sideways. Would hold it horizontally, peel it and take bites from the side. —peazley
19. This is a new one
He didn’t use pillowcases. He owned them but never actually put them on the pillows. —HalfPint2
20. Perception creates reality
Dated a guy who was color blind. He’d argue with me about the color blue-green even if I was the only person in the relationship who could actually SEE blue-green!! —suresher
21. Power couple!
His name was Phil. My name is Lil. —fizzywiggles