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“Pillow mint”

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He started pulling a pillow between us whenever we slept. He said he didn’t want me to get offended by his breath. Oh come on.

Cocotambo

Aftermath: It ended after a month.


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“Non-stop”

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She was text messaging me non-stop three days after I met her, then on the first date said, “I’m think I’m falling…”

—Malcolm

Aftermath: After the conclusion of the six-hour date, I told her there would be no second date via message.


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“Greek columns”

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The first time I went over to his apartment, I saw that he had small Greek columns all over the place and draping cloth tacked up across the walls. It looked like a cheap hotel lobby.

—Shannon

Aftermath: He said I was too immature to be in a real relationship, but I found out later that he had been dating another woman while we were going out, and that they were moving to another state together.


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“First date tears”

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When my date cried not once, not twice, but thrice on our first date when talking about past relationships. It actually wasn’t a bad date up until that point, but I dropped her off at 10:30 pm and went drinking after that.

—JJ

Aftermath: It was over before it began.


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“Thermostat”

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I should have realized it was doomed when he couldn’t figure out a thermostat because it was too complicated.

—Anna

Aftermath: We dragged on another year, part of which was spent a half continent apart. If we’d stayed in the same house, we’d have split by Christmas.

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