A Turn Off Can Be a Real Deal Breaker
Sometimes you date someone, and everything seems to be going okay until one day everything changes. Maybe you start to notice something about them and you just can’t put your finger on it, but it is a major turn off. If it is truly unbearable, it can be a deal breaker and a sign to move on.
Everyone is turned off by different things. Sometimes it is obvious annoying habits, while other times it is small nit-picky things you just can’t get over. Whatever the case maybe, it can make or break a relationship.
Regardless if you are picky or not, these are a few turn offs that are sure to spoil any date no matter what:
Looks are great, but they aren’t everything. You need someone you can actually hold a conversation with. Believe it not, smart is sexy and bad grammar is a turn off. So dress to impress all you want, but remember to show off your brain at the same time.
Gross body odor is an obvious turn off. Being well groomed shows you care about how you present yourself to the world. If you don’t invest time in keeping yourself fresh and clean, don’t expect anyone to stick around. A yummy scent can be a turn on. If your’s is dreadful, you can guarantee you won’t be asked out on a second date.
Manners matter. You can be sexy, but if you interupt your date every time they try to talk, that is a major turn off. Dating is courting. You are trying to show someone the best side of you, and get to know each other. So if your best is interpreting someone or being vulgar, you aren’t off to a good start. If you want someone to initially like you, actually try to be sweet and listen. Don’t do the complete opposite, because that is not attractive.
Some people question why they don’t land a second date, and a lot of the time the answer is that they did something to turn the other person off. Maybe it was by accident. In which case, better luck next time. Other times people don’t realize some of their habits rub people the wrong way. One solution is to work on yourself and evaluate what went wrong and how it can go better next time. The alternative is to decide you are just not going to change and find someone that is naturally more compatible to you — flaws and all.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.