When a relationship breaks down, many women are left wondering what went wrong.
But these men may shed some light on the confusion, by swapping tales on the things that would put them off a potential girlfriend.
Speaking candidly on a Reddit thread, the daters revealed their turn-offs, ranging from bad breath and women who carry ‘purse dogs’, to having a flat that smells of cats.
The honest discussion began when one user asked: ‘Men of Reddit: What is your biggest deal breaker for dating?’
A user with the name aimless_grizzly wrote: ‘I don’t mind cats but you’ve really got to pick up after them.
‘If I walk into your place and the first thing I smell is cat it’s not going to work.’
Another user’s attitude was markedly more confident, as he simply said: ‘Saying no to dating me. I’m just like, yeah this isn’t gonna work.’
User p_s_laplace, clearly exasperated after a series of dull dates, wrote: ‘I can’t tell you how many times I have done all the talking on the date.
‘I try to ask questions and am met with three word responses. “It’s alright”, “Yea, its a job” etc.’
Similarly, pholyuhm vented: ‘Having no interest in anything. I don’t care if you love makeup and talk to me for hours about it, but seeing someone be so passionate about something is amazing. ‘I love movies and could talk about my favorites for hours. I just want to see an interest in what makes you, you.’
A user named poormanstonystark’s contribution seemed fairly normal, as he spoke about avoiding girls that played mind games – but his reasoning took on a worrying turn when he referred to women as ‘potential candidates’.
‘Laying mind games / doing s*** tests etc,’ he wrote.
‘I have absolutely zero tolerance towards those. If I spot a potential candidate doing that, I immediately lose a lot of respect towards him/her and become suspicious.
‘The second time I see him/her trying to pull off some kind of similar stuff, it’s time for goodbyes.
‘I’m looking for someone trustworthy and with whom I can be at ease. Not someone who tries to provoke a fight every day.’
Justashark22 offered this heartbreaking contribution: ‘When she calls you stupid. Hurts really bad. I didn’t grow up the smartest kid, but I successfully graduated highschool with a 2.9.
‘My father always brought me down calling me stupid and s*** and when a girl says I’m stupid, dumb, etc just really breaks me down.’
Source: DailyMail UK