My Top 12 Deal Breakers
Posted on May 18, 2012 by Saab Magalona
It's your first time to visit the house of the boy you've been dating. He wants you to meet his parents - a milestone! He's everything you could have hoped for and, boy, is he cute. He's so nice and sweet to you until the maid takes a little too long bringing out the juice he asked for. He starts barking at her and calls her names and speaks to her like she's dirt. The world stops. This changes everything.
Deal Breakers are behaviors or habits that make Gandalf a sudden forcefield between you and your boy.
Here are my Top 12 Deal Breakers (not in any order):
I would normally say if you meet him at a club, you're not likely going to end up with him but a guy in a club is not a deal breaker. The deal breaker is if he knows every song playing in the club (Ne-yo, LMFAO, etc.) and when you mention the classics, he does not know what you're talking about. Or worse, he knows The Beatles but does not like them. NEXT!(You might like: 12 of the Metro's Favorite Music Bars)
You always have to question what his passion is. Is it music? Art? Writing? Basketball? Someone with no passion is someone with no interests. This leads to no drive, no stability, no future, no fun. Drinking-slash-getting high is not a passion. The number one thing that gets me is if a guy is funny!(Check out: Forbidden Broadway: Comedy That Goes Beyond The Stage)
3. Vain? Dein.
It's alright to exercise or go to the gym
. In fact, I encourage it! But if you'd rather have a protein shake or some celery stick bull than eat a burger
with me then we will have problems. Eating is bonding. There was this one guy I knew who was making a move on my friend. We went on an out-of-town
trip and on the ride back, the whole van had to stop because he said he had
to eat. He was on an After Six diet (no eating after 6PM). I mean... Bring a snack pack if you must, don't take everyone down with you. Plus, stop talking about your workout. I don't care about how many "reps" you did at the gym today. Your abs won't make me laugh.
Must I even explain this one? Guy texts you sweet things then you find out he's sending the exact same messages to your friend. I mean, come on.
5. Public Display of Atenista
I don't mean to offend Ateneans
(P.D.L. wouldn't make sense) but this behavior is commonly seen in boys who went to exclusive schools
. They form borderline gay relationships with their peers. An ex-boyfriend was very sweet to me when it was just the two of us but when we were in school and in front of his friends, he didn't want to hold my hand. I guess so he wouldn't appear that
in love. He actually told me that his barkada gave him this advice while we were having problems - "Girlfriend lang yan, bro, napapalitan yan. Kaming barkada mo habangbuhay." Uhhh.. OKAY. I dumped him that same day. Masyadong pa-cool. Bros before hoes mo mukha mo. Haha!
6. Pre-mature Proposal
Don't go telling everyone that a girl is your girlfriend after going on one date. Once upon a concert does not make a happy ever after. And don't kiss and tell, you loser.
I can deal with rants from my boyfriend and I will keep his insecurities in confidence because I understand the need to let your frustrations go and vent to the people you trust. But once he starts broadcasting how everyone else sucks and he's the only cool one it's so gross. Instead of turning off girls, why don't you turn off the arrogance.
8. Poison Ivler
Boys with no patience are dangerous. Road rage is one of the easiest ways to see someone's temper. Why flip off every stupid driver? We're in Manila, 90% of drivers are stupid. I appreciate a guy who enjoys crush hour (spending rush hour with your crush and not noticing the traffic).(For the best deals in Travel & Hotels, visit EYP Deal Finder)
9. The Mean Justify Their End
I have zero tolerance for boys who are rude especially to the help. I would like to be with someone who knows how to at least use the magic words.
Guys who don't care about Mother Nature do not think about the future. What about our future children and the world they will have to live in?:(
11. Notting Hill
It's healthy to have cute little competitions with your guy but the competition turns sour when the fact that you may be more successful than him (i.e. earning more, having higher grades) makes him resent you. You both should wish for each other's success and if at any point you find yourself wishing for something short of his best then you should rethink your relationship.(Join EYP Search-O-lympics for a chance to win amazing prizes)
12. Coke Regular
Drugs are dangerous. I like my man to be Coke Zero.
Forming this list came from experience and I encourage girls and boys alike to make their own list of Deal Breakers. I'm all for giving love a chance but never settle for the short end of the stick! Feel free to leave a comment or tweet me (@saabmagalona
) your personal deal breakers. Use the hashtag #DealBreaker to join the conversation!
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