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Dating is a tricky place. Whether it's online, blind, or a witty pick up line at the bar, the ways to start that dance are nearly endless. Unfortunately, some people still don't manage to navigate its nuances, and end up a lesson what not to do.

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Petty and Absurd Reasons People Refused to Date Someone

There are a lot of extremely good reasons to not date someone. It could be that the first date was just bador that they just throw up a lot of dating red flags. There are also much more absurd reasons. Maybe they say stupid things with complete seriousness. Maybe she shops at a store you don't like. Maybe he makes weird mouth sounds. Maybe she lives 5 minutes further away than you'd like. People come up with some Seinfeld-level reasons to refuse dating people, and they're spectacular.

ridiculous and petty reasons people stopped dating
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Weird Things People Learned About Their Partners After Moving In

It really does take living with someone to gain a more comprehensive understanding of what makes them tick. People are true professionals at wearing various personalities when they're out and about in society. But underneath all those carefully practiced niceties can lie all kinds of bizarre behavior that only comes out when someone is alone. Hopefully it's nothing too serious. Maybe some of these people's insights about the strange things they learned about their partners after moving in together will strike a chord. 

A collection of the weirdest things that people learned about their partners after moving in.
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Dude Ghosts Date, Realizes Date Is Their Neighbor

Ghosting is a terribly common occurrence in this day and age. It could be a nasty manifestation of the multitude of dating apps and people just not being able to keep track of the plans they end up making with folks, or just being pure old flakey flakes. Well, let this dude's brief story about the implications of them ghosting their date serve as a cautionary tale to anyone else out there who could be considering ghosting their date. You never know what kind of plan the universe might have in store. 

Dude ghosts date, and then goes onto realize that the date is their neighbor.
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Irreverent, Sloppy, And Downright Shameless Tinder Moments

Tinder has well established itself at this point as being a realm of absolutely absurd pickup lines, and rare, very rare actual connections between hopeless romantics looking for love on an app that otherwise is a magnet for tomfoolery. If anything, you might end up walking away from this list with every intention to start working some of these pickup lines into your rotation of conversation starters. 

A collection of cheesy and downright irreverent moments from the Tinder world.
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Dude Abandons Girlfriend On Top Of Mountain To Watch Football

This dude asked the people of Reddit whether or not he was in the wrong for abandoning his girlfriend on top of a mountain, because he had to catch the game. A game we might add that was a Jets game. And he just watched it in the car. Seems like he could've benefited from keeping his cool, being patient, and also recognizing that the big "emotional outburst" was entirely created by him. 

Guy abandons his girlfriend on top of a mountain to watch the football game | AITA abandoning my girlfriend on top mountain know this sounds bad but hear out on this one wasn't even big mountain. Basically l've been going on hikes alone on weekend mornings while my girlfriend eats pancakes. On Sunday went do peak 's easy if vet like but still takes few hours went early so could be back football game at one could not miss this game. So woke up early go and my girlfriend gets up with and is like
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Inventive Ways People Would Ruin Dates In 5 Seconds

In case you ever find yourself suffering through a date that you can't find a good reason to be a part of anymore, then these devilishly inventive ways to ruin a date in under five seconds might come in handy. Sometimes, you just need to hit the eject button on a date as soon as possible for your own good. Are there more graceful ways to go about the process than what we have here? Of course, but to each their own. 

A collection of inventive ways that people would ruin dates in under 5 seconds.
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Dude Endures The Mother Of All Back Spasms While On Date

Anyone who has ever enduring the profound pain that is a back spasm knows that when those strike, it's no joke. You might find yourself questioning how you're going to come out the other end of the experience alive. A decent back spasm can test you to the very depths of your soul. In this case, it sounds like the back spasm was in a league of its own. Fortunately though, the dude was able to get the medical attention they needed. And hey, they got a great, unforgettable story out of the experience. 

Dude ends up enduring the mother of all back spasms during a date.
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Tumblr User Poetically Breaks Down Fear Of Love Flickering Out Over Time

Many folks out there have experienced those relationships with partners that felt like they'd be with one another till they took their last breaths on this wild planet. And then, as can happen under the influence of time ceaselessly passing on by, the love that once blared with an unwavering strength for all to see, ends up losing its momentum. Sometimes, people just end up growing apart. That potential future can be a terrifying one to mull over, and this Tumblr user does an awfully effective job at poetically breaking down how love can wither away over time. Just proceed with caution, it might awaken the existential dread. 

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An emotional Tumblr thread about how love can flicker out over time.
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Mom Makes Adult Daughter And Boyfriend Sleep In Separate Beds

This mom decided to consult the moral judges of Reddit's AITA community to see whether or not she was in the wrong for enforcing a house rule that prevented her daughter from being able to sleep in the same bed as her partner. It sounds like the daughter didn't take too kindly to this house rule. Shocker. Then the mom insists that she's being punished by her daughter for enforcing a house rule. Honestly, it seems well within her daughter's right to not want to visit the house if she's having to deal with not being able to sleep in the same bed as her partner. 

Mom makes her adult daughter and boyfriend sleep in separate beds.
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Man oh man, you just never know if your nice little outing at the lake with your significant other is about to be interrupted by quite the intense, entirely surprising helicopter flyby. Could always look at it as a free air show. 

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Most Embarrassing Ways People Messed Up Dates

The world of dating can be a tough one. In this modern era we have all of these crazy dating apps available at our disposal, and those very apps can end up resulting in quite the ridiculous series of encounters with individuals that seemed sane enough on the surface level, but ended up showing up for the date, brandishing all the bright red flags. Hopefully these people's stories about their most embarrassing dates make you feel a bit better about your dates that erred on the side of disaster. 

People describe the most embarrassing ways that they screwed up their dates.
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Tumblr Thread: Dudes And Their Hilarious Brain Farts

In no way do these lapses in judgement reflect the actual intelligence of these upstanding dudes. The thing is, so many of us can unknowingly go through life without realizing that we're doing something completely wrong. That poor guy's hands. 

A funny Tumblr thread about how dudes can have some hilarious brain fart moments | insertawesome-url-here r/CasualConversation u/What_Is_EET S 4h just realized could let shower warm up before stepping Discussion 28 girl wkth wanted take shower together Why dont wait warm up stared back at her million thoughts running through my head feel so stupid couldn't enjoy rest night has no answer her, and always hated showers. Today stood and waited shower heat up first time, and great!
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Man Tells Girlfriend She's Too Obsessed With Her Dog

Uh oh, you better buckle on up because we have some trouble in an otherwise serene lover's paradise. This dude decided that he'd tell his girlfriend that she's too obsessed with her dog. Could the fella have said just about anything that would've been better than that? Yes. Yes, but here we are. 

Man tells his girlfriend that she's too obsessed with her dog, and then drama ensues.
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Man Insists On Licking Dinner Plate Clean, Girlfriend's Not Down

The world of dating is prone to many fits of drama breaking out between lovers. Sometimes, the drama seems infuriatingly avoidable. In this case, we have a steak aficionado blatantly disregarding his girlfriend's wishes for him to not lick his plate clean after enjoying a hearty meal. He went so far as to employ the tactic of visual misdirection, so that he could follow through with licking his plate clean. Suffice to say, this was met with strong disapproval by his girlfriend. Was he in the wrong for making the move that he did, or is his girlfriend overreacting? You be the judge. 

Man insists on licking his dinner plate clean, and his girlfriend gets upset.
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Couple Lies To Cut In Line At Baseball Game, Hilariously Backfires

We love to see blatant liars get caught up in their dishonest antics. This couple decided to weave a lie for the purpose of cutting in line at a baseball game. First of all, people who cut in line are the worst. Second, the way that this couple's lie ended up catching up with them is pure gold. The look of disbelief and rage that danced across their faces must've been a truly wonderful spectacle to behold. 

Couple tells a blatant lie to cut in line at a baseball game, and it hilariously backfires.
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Drama Breaks Out Between Couple Over Stimulus Check

Those stimmy checks can be a tricky business. A drama broke out between this couple over the newly unemployed boyfriend wanting to go on a near-sighted spending spree with his newfound influx of funds, instead of helping out his partner who is set to be their sole source of income for awhile. The folks in the comments section are in agreement that his approach is just a little bit out of line. 

Drama breaks out between couple over stimulus check.
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