12 Little Things That Are Huge Dealbreakers For Women

Minor details that send ladies packing.

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As the age-old saying goes, it's the little things that matter — and when it comes to first dates, these ladies could not agree more.

What little things were instant turn-offs and dealbreakers for women? What did these women have to say about the minor details that sent them packing — from weird smells to slight deformities?

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Here are 12 little things that are huge dealbreakers for women: 

1. He has a bad odor.

"I once kissed a guy on a first date, and he reminded me of what milk would smell like if it had a smell... and I never went out with him again." —Lindsay, 32

2. He forces his lifestyle on others.

"I went on a first date with this guy from OkCupid. He was a vegan, and kept going on and on about how he doesn't eat eggs because an egg is a chicken, period, and how he won't eat honey because it's 'bee barf'. I was done after that." —Amira, 29

3. He loves cats a little too much.

"When a guy told me he loves cats and hates dogs! Sorry, but I’m a dog lady!" —Jamie, 35


4. He isn't into the same nerdy things.

"I went on a first date with a guy who told me he never read 'Harry Potter.' For whatever reason, this proved to be a huge dealbreaker. It kept coming up!" —Ricki, 29

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5. He has inferior produce knowledge.

"He didn't know what an avocado was. I couldn't date him." —Judi, 31

6. He sweats — a lot. 

"He was massively sweating. Not because I was so beautiful, but because he was so hungover." —Joy, 32

7. He has slight physical deformities.

"A guy with club thumbs? I'm sorry, I could never date a guy with freakin' club thumbs." —Stephanie, 33


8. He's not into healthy eating.

"I went on a date with a guy who told me he 'didn't really do vegetables.' Like, he just didn't eat them ever."  —Yasmin, 37

9. He's a radio geek.

"As soon as a guy starts talking about his CB radio, I'm out of there. I wouldn't get up and leave, but there wouldn't be a second date." —Kimberli, 46

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10. He's way too picky about food.

"I went on a date once with a guy who was Kosher. Throughout the date, he explained to me that that means he won't eat pork or seafood. In a foodie's mind, that screams red flag! As a real lover of all seafood, this is a relationship that I knew would just never work out." —Alli, 32


11. He hates reading. 

"A date once told me that he thought it didn't 'make sense' to read fiction. I read a novel or more a week." —Patti, 34

12. He's never driven a car.

"He didn't drive. At all. He never wanted to drive, and never wants to drive. When I asked him how he got around, he told me he has everything he needs delivered, and if he needs to leave the house, he has a housemate who drives him where he needs to go." —Lisa, 26

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Danielle Page is a writer and editor whose work has been featured on Woman’s Day, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Thought Catalog, and Huffington Post.