Instead of sharing the obvious things that turn you off, why don't we share stories of the worst things your date has done to scare you off permanently? I want to see just how much we have in common in terms of ditching people that make you want to scream, "NEXT!"
So here's mine:
My guy friends dragged along a friend of theirs who apparently was interested in me to my birthday party. I had met him only a few times. He had bought me this expensive necklace that already made me feel a bit awkward. To top things off, the clasp was broken. I told him it was okay, I'd just put it on another chain.
But nay. He sulked in a corner of the party for two hours straight. I talked to him briefly as the hostess of the party, but then I moved on to entertaining the other guests. Then he proceeded to look through my text messages when I left my cell phone unattended. When I took it away from him, he complained that I was talking too much. (WTF?)
Needless to say, I pretty much ignored him after that. He sent me text after text. Called me even though I didn't reply. Finally, he wrote me a poem (WTF????) and when I didn't respond, he started lashing out on my guy friends. They stopped hanging out with him, too.
My Feeler girlfriends thought he was pretty sweet, even though he had looked through my text messages. They said his clinginess could be excused because he liked me so much. He didn't even know me all that well, at least according to me. And besides, clinginess can never be excused.
There. Your turn.