Not too long ago, I was on a first date with a man when he admitted that he voted for Donald Trump.
I laughed. He didn't.
"Wait, are you serious?" I asked, more than perturbed that I had already wasted a good deal of my time and eyeliner on this person.
He was, in fact, serious. I tried so hard to continue talking to him, I really did. But I could quickly see that this was not a situation I needed to be in at all, so as soon as he suggested we "get out of here", I did just that.
I never really thought of myself as the kind of person with "deal breakers" until that moment, but me and my Hillary Clinton tote bag high-tailed it out of there faster than I thought I was physically capable of moving.
Reddit user RealHrvat asked women to share their first date deal breakers, and the results were a mixed bag of the expected offenses (don't talk about your ex, don't be a jerk to the waiter), and seriously outrageous things that shouldn't even be an issue.
For instance, bringing family into the equation far too soon.
BasilNuts urges: "Don't bring your five-year-old child and tell him 'she's your new mommy'. Nope nope nope."
Uncappdlynx would also like to avoid family introductions upon first meeting: "Dinner date ends up being with his extended family. Since he drove us, I get stuck back at his mom's home with extended family while he disappeared somewhere. I'm not even socially comfortable around my own extended family."
Good luck out there, ladies.