But we got along so well on-line!

This week I was asked to provide my biggest first date turnoffs for BadOnLineDates.com‘s The Male POV. An excerpt from the post:

Let’s face it, the first date is the most complicated of all the dates. Even the date before deciding when you’re going to have relations is less complicated than the first date! The first date is the gateway drug to all future dates. At least on the relations date you know it will (hopefully) have a happy ending. Of course, by “you know” I mean the women readers know, since men never know when they’re going to get laid. We just hope, pray and put it in God’s hands.

With all the complications surrounding the first date, you’d think it would be almost impossible to turn someone off in the mere few hours it takes to do whatever mundanely original task you came up with to do together. Unfortunately, as many of us have learned over the years, some people are hell bent on turning us off no matter how short a period of time they occupy in our lives. This feat is all the more impressive for a woman considering the fact that as a man the bar for turning me off is literally superman leaps high but some have still managed to leap tall buildings built of turnoffs in a single bound. A few notable scenarios include the following…

You fail to volunteer critical information! Despite all your independent, feministic, equal rights rhetoric you still want a man to decide what you’re going to do on the first date and then pay for said date. Trust me, I don’t get it either gentlemen but it is what it is. If we offer you 10 choices ladies and you know you hate nine of them, please don’t respond, “It doesn’t matter to me.”


If it really doesn’t matter, that’s fine (yet rare). I’ll pick one of the 10 and we can enjoy our miserably awkward first date in harmony; however, don’t tell me “yeah, the steak house sounds great!” when you’re secretly a closet vegetarian. Then we have to spend the whole date in awkward silence as I enjoy my medium tenderloin and you nibble on your ranch dipped celery stick in…read more.

SBM family, what are some of your first date turn offs? What was your worst first date experience? Have you ever met someone awesome on-line that turned out to be…less than awesome…off-line? 

See Also:  Are Men and Women Living too Long for “Until Death Do Us Part”?

PS… if you say me, we fighting and then I’m leaking pics. Have a nice day.