These may be the shallowest reasons for not dating another person---we're talking kiddie pool shallow.
He Couldn’t Suck It Up
I started seeing this girl, and she had a gap between her two front teeth. Now, it didn’t bother me at first, it was actually kind of endearing. However, one night we were eating burgers, and I noticed food would…stack up inside the gap. Each bite she took would add a bit more, and when it reached capacity, she would make this quiet tsking noise and then it would be empty. This reeeeeally bothered me, and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Forget ever kissing her again, brrrr. So I fed her some bs about lack of chemistry, not feeling it, blah blah blah and ended it as diplomatically as possible. (Source)
It’s Not You, It’s the Pancakes
I dated a girl who consistently smelled like pancakes. At first it was cool, I love pancakes anyways. But after a couple dates the smell started to get to me. Eventually I started getting nauseous. So I stopped calling her. Sorry Jessica.
I still love pancakes though. Took me a while before I could eat them again. (Source)
Everyone thinks I’m nuts for this, but I won’t date girls that wear gaudy or many necklaces. I just imagine kissing their neck and having necklaces going in my mouth; it’s deeply and inexplicably disturbing to me. (Source)
What’s in a Name?
Back in my last year of university, I would sit in the Commerce lounge and do assignments between classes. Every day, I noticed the same cute girl was there. Almost a whole semester went by and I didn’t introduce myself to her because I thought she was cute and I was nervous as hell. I was totally crushing on her big time even though I had never talked to her.
A couple weeks before the semester ended, I finally saw my chance to talk to her. All the tables in the lounge were taken except the larger table she was sitting at alone. So I walked up and asked her if she minded if I could sit at the table since all of the other ones were taken. She smiled and said “Sure.”
So I sat down, I got my laptop out and started to work away at an assignment. After a couple minutes passed, I struck up a conversation with her. Just small talk about school and what she was studying. We really hit it off. I could feel some REALLY good chemistry. We probably chatted for about 30 minutes until she had to leave for her class. When she got up and started to leave, I said “Sorry, I forgot to get your name! I’m (my name here).”
“Nice to meet you. My name is Patty.”
Crush ended. (Source)
Things Got Hairy on this Set Up
Long ago my friend tried to set me up with her guy friend. “You’ll love him! He’s so sweet!” she said… So I said ok…and we agreed to meet up at the beach with a bunch of other people. My friend pokes me and says “Oh there he is! Look! And be nice!” Be nice? I turned to look, and my first thought was “Why is he wearing a turtleneck at the beach? It’s got to be like 90 and…oh my god it’s not a turtleneck….” I literally have never seen a hairier guy before or since. It was like seeing Sasquatch strolling down the beach. I managed to be nice and talk to him, but I couldn’t get past all the hair. Then he mentions how the sand gets stuck in his hair and I knew there was no way I could deal with it. He really was a nice guy, and really sweet….but the hair was too much to deal with. (Source)
Forget the Brush
If they don’t have messy hair at least 10% of the time in public. I just like messy hair, OK?! (Source)
Hold the Compliments, Please
All right, this is going to sound ridiculous, but complimenting me every two seconds always puts me off. It’s very nice of them, but I’m someone who has difficulty expressing and, even more so, receiving affection. It generally just makes me feel awkward and uncomfortable. (Source)
He’s Just Not That Into You
Went out with a girl a few months back who was obnoxiously into me. I wasn’t sure about it and she kept exclaiming things at me in a quiet tea shop where a bunch of people were studying.
“I LOVE YOUR HAIR” “OMG THAT SHOW IS AMAZING”
When we left the place she insisted I kiss her and then made me promise to add her on FB.
I toe the line between introvert and extrovert, but if I leave a date exhausted by your personality, we’re not gonna be friends. (Source)
Like Nails on a Chalkboard
There used to be this incredibly attractive girl in college. First day of orientation, I work up my nerves to go talk to her and she said hello, and smiled at me. That hello sounded hundred times worse than the screech you can generate from writing with a chalk on a board. Next second, the same smile that I found pretty looked like a witch’s grin. (Source)
Life’s Not Always Rainbows
Literally just turned a girl down because of this. She is always 100% happy mode. Which was great at first. But when I would try and vent about something, she would just take about how, really, the situation is great.
Like, no! It isn’t! It’s ok to not be happy every single waking moment! (Source)
There’s Only One Comedian in This Relationship
I wouldn’t date someone funnier than me. I gotta be the funny one. (Source)
The Grammar Police Strike Again
I can’t get myself to talk to a girl if her grammar is terrible. I’ve stopped talking to a couple of otherwise awesome girls because I cringed when I read their texts half the time. (I didn’t come out and say this, but it was still the reason) Makes me feel shallow as hell but I can’t help it. (Source)
Clear the Air
Maybe this wouldn’t be considered shallow, but anyone who brags about doing drugs. I probably generally wouldn’t want to date someone who smokes weed simply because I don’t so it wouldn’t really match my lifestyle, but if you’re into the culture that wants to scream about their excessive marijuana use then I’m definitely not interested. (Source)