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“One, Please”

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My sister set me up on a date. He picked me up, drove us to a movie theater, stepped up to the ticket window and said, “One, please.”

Shannon

Aftermath:  No second date.  My sister said he was notoriously cheap, and I ended up avoiding him at my sister’s gatherings for a year until he stopped trying to talk to me.

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“You’re hot but…”

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About five months in to the relationship, I asked him why I hadn’t met any of his friends. He said, “Well, I think you’re hot but I think they would say ‘She’s not that attractive’.”

—Angela

Aftermath: It took me another month or so before I realized I couldn’t forgive him that and broke up with him via instant message.


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“Divorce Dilemma”

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I told him I was going home to be with my parents while they were finalizing their divorce. He made a lame commentthen gasped. He said he forgot his parents’ anniversary the week before and spent five minutes trying to remember if he had sent a card or not, if they noticed he hadn’t sent a card, if his dad’s tone of voice had changed on the phone, etc., etc.

Lindsay

Aftermath: I let him stay through the night and then did the mature thing and ignored his calls.

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“Snowstorm”

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I was exhausted and had to drive five hours at night, through a whiteout snowstorm where I couldn’t see 2 ft. in front of me—let alone the lines on the unfamiliar highway. He slept and disgustingly snored from the passenger seat the entire time!

Claire

Aftermath: It was long distance. He went home and we broke up a few weeks later. Haven’t heard much more than an angry text message since then.


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“Too Drunk”

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After a good night of drinking, he woke me up in the middle of the night leaning on me because he was too drunk and/or lazy to go to the actual bathroom. He just sat up in bed and started peeing off the side of the bed!

Kristen

Aftermath: I think we may have had another encounter or two, but I just couldn’t get over how obliterated drunk he got.


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