Dating someone then realize they aren’t the one? Usually it’s not just one moment, it’s a culmination of ill feelings that don’t sit right with you. But for many people, they can pinpoint the exact time they knew they were not going to marry the person they were dating.
A recent AskReddit asked users to reveal the moment they knew their partner just wasn't “the one.”
One said it was his father, who sat him down and told him the truth. “The day my dad sat me down and said ‘I know you're an adult. I don't want to tell you how to live your life. But I think this girl is manipulative, controlling and insanely jealous,’” he wrote. “It was that night. I actually got pissed off at my dad and blew him off. Then I was sitting at home a few hours later and started thinking about examples my dad had brought up. And I had a moment like in ‘The Usual Suspects’ when the detective realizes he's been hornswoggled. I sat there and was just like "Son of a b***h!”
Well this one is just sad.
“I’d been dating a girl for 6 months,” wrote another guy. “We went to a wedding, and at the reception I got to meet all her old friends.Really nice people. One of them was talking about what a wonderful person my ex was and how lucky they all were to be her friends. Of course, the expected thing in this situation is to enthusiastically agree. In my mind, my gut reaction was, "Yeah, she is alright." I really did sincerely like her, but I wasn't wild about her. Of course, that's not what I said, and I acted much more enthusiastic than that, but that was the moment I realized this wasn't headed towards being a real, serious relationship.”
Jealousy broke this couple up.
“She had set up a fake MySpace account posing as another girl and attempting to get me to cheat. We had been together for six months and were still in the honeymoon phase.
Sex all the time, no arguments, and you're already pulling out the psycho s**t? No thanks.”
Thievery turned this guy off. “When some money fell out of the pocket of the person in front of us in line at the movies and she picked it up and put it in her pocket,” wrote Phantomtastic.
Stupidity drove this woman away.
“I thought this guy really liked me and would act like an idiot to make me laugh, I like guys with a goofy sense of humor. Then I figured out he was actually just an idiot,” wrote marmiteNcrackers.
A belief in the paranormal made Dizzy-Cat run of the hills.
“She opened up to me about her relationship with her close friend. The friend was apparently a ghost.”
Another wrote he was simply annoyed. “She had an irritating habit of sticking her finger in my ear, she thought it was hilarious. The moment she [did] it when I was trying to sleep made me realize I didn't have the patience level required for a long-term relationship with her.”
A stickler for words ended it over this guy’s inability to spell.
“My number one favorite thing of all time is reading. I read constantly. The first time I went to this one guy's house, the only book in the entire place was a ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ collection (which I love, but...) and the grocery list on his fridge listed items such as 'salid' and 'seriol.' I was like, 'Oh dear. I don't think this is going to work.' This thought was confirmed a week later when I spent 15 minutes explaining to him how hand lotion works and he still couldn't grasp how one use didn't magically cure people of dry skin forever.”
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