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the deal breaker revisited. [Jun. 16th, 2004|01:49 am]
Just me.
Hypothetically, lets say you met someone via LJ, a personal ad, or a pal who said "I have the perfect person for you". You have enough information (maybe you've emailed each other) to be at least interested in meeting or getting to know them. While you're getting to know them, what might constitute BY ITSELF an automatic "no thanks"?

The ones I picked in my poll are ones that I'd heard about or experienced; they may not be the "best" examples. For the purposes of this poll, assume that you like enough about them to continue to consider a romantic relationship with them, but the thing(s) you checked is enough on its own to quell your interest. You can check more than one, but they have to stand alone: If you'd date someone with kids or a vegan or a Republican, but not someone who's a vegan Republican with kids, you shouldn't check any of these.

Poll #308577 Let's be shallow

For you, which of the following is reason BY ITSELF to reject someone as a potential romantic partner? (check all that apply)

very different religious beliefs than you
0(0.0%)
very different political beliefs than you
0(0.0%)
geography (for example, long distance dating)
2(4.2%)
bad breath and/or body scent
2(4.2%)
height differences (not tall enough, too tall, etc)
0(0.0%)
has kids already
0(0.0%)
education level
0(0.0%)
income (too much/too little)
0(0.0%)
carnivore/vegetarian/vegan difference
0(0.0%)
overweight
0(0.0%)
body features (large/tiny penis, large/tiny breasts, etc)
0(0.0%)
don't like their friends
0(0.0%)
sexual experience/inexperience
0(0.0%)
drinking/smoking/drug use different from yours
0(0.0%)
none of these are reasons to automatically reject someone as a romantic partner.
3(6.2%)
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[User Picture]From: drexle
2004-06-17 04:32 am (UTC)
Yeah, and if all those icons and pics are recent then I have to concur.

Heh, some people who are seriously overweight use "a couple of extra pounds" as a euphemism for their state of being, thus muddying the waters of clarity even further.

Thinking back on that one rather thin woman who thought herself to be fat, perhaps she has some justification considering that in her high school pictures, she really was seriously overweight. Even I still struggle with that legacy of skewed self-perception sometimes... but she lost *all* her wieght while I still have just a little left that I'm too computerized to bother toning up. However, because this woman was blessed with a nice curvy figure, she still thinks it makes her fat. Meh.
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