Last week, we clued you in to 10 dating deal breakers that really aren't—and could be keeping you from the One. Some of you agreed. An awful lot of you thought we were raving lunatic nut jobs. But bear with us. We're only looking out for your best interests—which is why we wanted to bring you 10 more dating deal breakers that, under most circumstances, shouldn't really be considered deal breakers. Because beneath that nervous tic or that crustache or that really ugly shirt is the man of your dreams. You just have to look past superficial details and find out who he really is. - Steph Auteri
1. He has a lip ring; you're into pearls. Are you worried that your parents will be horrified? Or that you'll have nothing in common? Don't worry about your parents; they'll come around. As for your disparate interests, it'll be nice to explore something new. If you dated the male version of you, you'd eventually end up bored. And besides, lip rings are hot.
2. He says he would "never" do something you think is essential. Example: "I would never send my kids to public school." "I would never consider leaving this neighborhood." "I would never go hang gliding with you." The thing is, people often exaggerate, or say things they don't fully mean. Once he understands that something is important to you, it's possible he'll change his mind. Just don't exchange rings before you've confirmed that you're on the same page in terms of things that are completely nonnegotiable ("I will never have kids." "It is essential for me to be in an open marriage." "I need you to BLANK in bed."). 4 Dating Deal Breakers
3. He's not the best between the sheets. Luckily, bedroom play can sometimes have a steep learning curve. And when it comes to hot spots and intimate tricks, no two women are alike. You need to speak up about what feels good to you. We assure you, he'll be eager to learn.