Deal-Breakers in Relationships
Do you have any? This can be any sort of relationship. Romantic, friendship, etc.
What has shaped them? In other words, how did you come up with them and have you ever ignored them?
ill be honest and answer your question in a way where women may not appreciate my honesty:
disclaimer, i’m 31 now, so ive gone through the college experience and fallen for the wrong people because they are exciting, etc.
now i feel like the things i value are:
-not being fat or ugly but not being ridiculously picky as long as they are cute and not overweight
i think a lot of the other stuff you can train them to do properly or compromised
If they are …
• unintelligent (FR)
• is close-minded
…then she can fuck right off.
There is no place in my life for someone like that, if that’s what I wanted I would get a job taking care of retards and old people or something like that. But that’s not what I want yknow, I want someone that’s actually nice having around. Someone I can wake up next to and think “hell yeah,” not “god I hate my life” or “meh.”
A girl who has something to offer, that’s all I want, but it’s pretty fucking rare these days.
And for friendship, well pretty much the same things apply.
Don’t want no jackasses just trying to ride my wave. Those are not friends of mine.
I don’t have high standards, really, it’s just most people having ridiculously low standards.
@manimal, I would have to put most of my list with yours. I like what you said about standards ”I don’t have high standards, really, it’s just most people having ridiculously low standards.” Everyone says I’m too picky, but maybe they just aren’t picky enough. I don’t want someone that isn’t going to be the best person for me and will not be a joy to be around. I would rather be alone then in some shit relationship because I dropped my standards.
I have two deal breakers that I think everyone should abide by..they are abuse and cheating. Neither one are acceptable in any relationship and I would be gone in a second if either happened in my relationship.
I’ve actually been ignoring all those “values” or pro-claimed desires, at first it did make me Socially autistic. But never the less the pull for such desires are always at hand since my entire or anyone else has had the same conditioning for the appetite of a relationship building psyche.
But still i have tried to gain a romantic relationship in high school, but my pull for being oneself is to desirable for me and made quite unlikable you can say. And very tired to try to ‘build’ a relationship, and with that has actually made me socially unacceptable. People that care about Sexual intention such as in all relationships, and people that i know are stunned to find out I’m a virgin, but that has truly never bothered me. But Still is very confusing …
I would love to say I’m not shallow or slightly phobic without just cause but then I’d be nearing perfection, which I’m not and be lying which Irritates me…there is no person or kind of person I hate or disk like based on skin color or sexual orientation I just have a bias and a type blonde tan and blue eyes I stay closely to that. Also none of my preferences have anything to do with the other person they all stem from my own fears issues etc.
For male friends:
For female friends:
That’s all I can think of at the moment, basically I hate cheaters physically abusive controlling bossy backstabbing disloyal people. I also can’t stand the I’m too rich for this room attitude. Give me chill smart people I can hangout with and not end in drama!!
About the only reason I would not be with a woman is if she was not in to me. But I would like her to take care of herself and have confidence, I don’t mind if she is a big girl as long as she is not dirty or shy. Not a fan of morbidly overweight though.
Everyone’s so unique & anyone can offer you something along the way. I don’t like sticking to one person at a time for that reason, I find it extremely limiting (I’m very honest & upfront about that though). With that said…my only deal breakers (aside from simply no chemistry) are people that are:
For friends, I’m very selective these days since turning to Buddhism as a guideline. I cut out all of the fluff and got left with a handful. I wanted to be surrounded by those that bring out something more of me. Deal breakers for friends…
For relationships, it’s about the same. Friends however I tend to be a bit more lenient with because I am not surrounded by them most often. A partner I am, so I tend to be more aware of all behavior.
for a relationship partner:
for normal friends I often want to hang around with:
for everyone else:
It’s weird when people have so much deal-breakers but don’t include not being able to make a compromise as one, but then again, everyone is stupid.
If they would ever intentionally put me down.
@manimal, I love your “are just nice” take…I totally agree.
@beyond, Good point my man.
For me in a superficial sense actually it is lack of hygiene, and gross sounds. It is a pet peeve of mine that if a person hacks I curl up and say “DISGUSTING” I value most other forms of loudness of self, and in fact encourage it. Be who you are, dress how you’d like be honest about yourself. Just don’t be disgusting, clean up after yourself and I will politely do the say :)
As for more inter-personal reasons, I would say
I want a person who likes spending time with me not because it is easy but because they agree with my values and morals, and like that about each other.
I have to be with someone that doesn’t make me feel crazy when I express radical ideas but still expresses how they feel and doesn’t shame me for believing otherwise and questions why I believe rather than belittle my opinion right off the bat.. (This is a hard one to find)
Strong religious views that interfere with our daily life. If you have to give money to the church when we need money to support the ignorance of a belief and feel good about yourself, then I am going to spend my money on things that make me feel good like a new PS3 and go on meditation quests and give a guru a shit ton of money. (Agnostic atheists are preferred)
I like a women that knows what she wants, and what she wants to do in life.
A women that is able to deduce things about myself I may have yet realized.
.Interested in the science, the arts and music, philosophies and books and video games are a win, because these are things I hold in high status and I wouldn’t find a lot to talk about without their burning desire to talk about it as well.
Anyone who is overtly cruel to animals, (don’t care if you eat them, no hunting, no abuse, big empathy for animals appreciated)
Lucky I’ve found a person that meets me half way and we can further ourselves through our darkest times.
We are strong on our own but invincible in the eyes of the challenges we face.
We would only truly grow apart do to carelessness. Relationships take work :) The kind of work that should come naturally.
@everymorningbornfromtheashes, Big List…. No hunting, but eating animals is OK????
Only one big dealbreaker for me, not wanting to have fun and a laugh. In fun I would include meeting people, having a joke and going on mad ones. If you can have a good auld laugh with someone the rest will follow.
@chekovchameleon, It is good to be picky considering meaningful relationships wind up just hurting everyone haha. I included things I appreciate not just deal breakers.
It is a strange concept I suppose it is even hypocritical. But free range animals whoms propose is to produce (eggs food cheese products (products it already makes in a non intrusive way) and animals given healthy food and a good life raised in a good place fed well with adequate space to live and breed seems like a waste to not eat the nutritious meat left behind. Like the natives of America knew not to hunt in excess and pic away the beasts that died off of old age. And thanked the animal in deeply before consumption, I justify my natural urge for meat with the circle of life. But that doesn’t mean I am not sentient enough to understand what beings experiences pain. I try my hardest to not go looking for violence with animals, very pure and innocent Earth inhibitors like myself. My fiance’ is vegetarian, and I eat organic free range. That is my life style, so that is my justification on why I do what I do. What are your opinions on that??
Fair enough, I was just genuinely curious because it sounded a bit strange to me, but hey, horses for courses. Personally I have nothing against hunting as long as it is not a hunt. I don’t know about where you’re are from but here, up until recently, about 50 people on horse back with a hundred dogs used to go out and chase and hunt foxes, and called it a hunt, more of a massacre to me, I believe if you’re not going to eat what you kill you have no right to kill it.
I think it’s better to have as many fun relationships as you can until you find the one, if there is one, unsure about monogamy myself. The way I see it is if it doesn’t work out, it might hurt but hey fuck it. Just chalk it down to experience and move on.
Haha, I see where you are coming from but as far as relationships go that is what works for me. :) I have had all my fun and found it detrimental in deciding that when you have hurt or been hurt enough is enough time to grow up. @chekovchameleon, I am really sorry to hear about the massacre of foxes like that :( I am actually from a farm state (Wisconsin usa.) So sad the factory farms. Why not just wait and let nature do it’s thing. Humans are opportunists, I think we need to wait for the fruit to fully ripen and the meat to stop moving before we make our profit.
I guess I can not say that hunting and using every part of the animal is a bad thing. But if I have a problem eating its brain or heart I most likely wont kill it haha. I guess physical violence and emotional violence is not in my nature, but I do like paying respect to the animal as it is of no use to the world other then for soil or decay or energy.
Good talking with you learned a lot on about a different view of omnivorousness on a relationship thread haha. :) Peace.
@chekovchameleon, Also I believe in not staying with someone that is counter intuitive to your goals in life etc, and staying with someone that has drastically changed (bringing unhappiness) means it is time to let go.
haha, yeah, my apologies to the thread.
All I really require out of a friendship is for the individual to be intelligent, mature, and not petty/materialistic.
Romantic relationships are the same but with the addition of a physical attraction.
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