So all the nice guys who just got friendzoned, well, there’s a good reason why that happens to you all the time! But if you’re still having a hard time getting the girl of your dreams interested in you for a serious commitment, perhaps it isn’t the good but the bad you need to focus on, and get rid of! Are you the cocky guy who loves talking about how awesome you are, without really having any proof to back up your achievements?
That first study generated a list of 49 possible deal breakers.
In a second study, a separate sample of 295 students rated the extent to which they felt that each of those 49 traits was a deal breaker for them.
They tended to focus primarily on health (STDs, bad smells); dating behaviors (dating multiple partners, already in a relationship); and negative personality traits (untrustworthy, abusive, uncaring).
Of course, small samples of college students don’t represent most singles.
But for others, only serious differences are deal breakers.