I think we can all agree we’ve dated some interesting people in the past, and there is a reason those people are in our past, right? Right. And I think with each relationship, we learn a bit about ourselves, our likes, dislikes and what we would consider a dating deal breaker.
And the obvious disclaimer being that it’s important to compromise in a relationship and work together and blah blah blah. But let’s get to the nitty gritty.
I can easily, off the top of my head, list off several things I do not want in a partner. It’s important to me that someone is motivated to work hard, ambitious, has good hygiene, patient, friendly and easy going. I also cannot stand someone who is cheap (and have dated someone like that before and it was terrible, to say the least) or has a bad temper. These are deal breakers for me. Cannot see past them. Cannot accept them.
I know my own weaknesses and while I work on those, I look for strengths in my partner that I don’t necessarily possess as it often creates a good balance and we can learn from one another.
What are your deal breakers and what are you willing to see past?