Before anything, I just want to say that I loved Saab Magalona's post so much that I felt compelled to make my own version to represent the boys! If girls have dealbreakers then so do we! Let's quit beating around the bush and get right into it. :)
1. Pretty is good, feeling pretty is not-- away with vanity!
I cannot take girls who ask every 10 minutes if they look good and seem to be looking for a compliment from every other person they meet. I mean, if I'm out on a date with you, it's probably because I already find you attractive.
2. I'll be a gentlemen no matter what but don't act like you deserve it all.
I will open doors for you, slide out your chair before you sit down, and make sure you feel like the princess of the world by the end of the date! I think all guys should strive for that and honestly, I really do not mind doing that as long the girl can show she appreciates the gesture! Being a gentleman requires a lot of effort so it would be nice if you could at least say thank you or let us know that you acknowledge our efforts! We treat you nicely because we like you, not because we want to feed your ego.
3. Don't be a pretender.
I love it when girls are into "guy stuff" but I don't like it when they're just pretending! You don't need to seem like a basketball genius or a gamer to get in the conversation. Besides, I like having a chance to explain what I'm into. Makes for good conversation and gives me an opportunity to ask "want me to teach you?" *wink wink* #style
4. Be tipsy, not a drunkie.
Let's drink, let's get tipsy but don't go overboard. One of the biggest deal breakers is seeing a girl throwing up or getting completely hammered. You have to keep it classy at all times. Knowing how to hold your liquor is a big plus!
5. Money is not an option but we aren't an ATM machine.
I will always try to impress you and take you out on occasional special dates to high end restaurants. However, it does make me feel better if you don't regularly order the MOST EXPENSIVE item on the menu! Have a heart unless you plan on breaking it after the first date. #cruel
6. Rated X.
It doesn't bother me when we talk about exes but let's not talk about them on the very first date! That's just weird. Plus, I find it hard to stay attracted to somebody who seems so stuck in the past. Get over it and move on because I took you out to get to know you and not your other men.
7. Stop the one liners!
I don't believe in being hard to get. If you're trying to play coy by being difficult to talk to then the date will end sooner than you think! I'm picking you up, spending on the date and all I want is that you speak up. Quiet, shy, one liners are not sexy! Good conversation is VERY sexy! Besides, I won't think you're over-aggressive just because you talk a lot. That's old school thinking!
8. Conyo machine.
Superficial girls are the worst! You can see them hesitate and cringe if you take them to places that aren't "sosyal." That's not cool! There are times when I wanna enjoy a fishball or kwek-kwek and I'll find it extremely hot if I see that she knows how to join in on the fun. Also, she has to know how to act decent and proper during those high-end events and dinners. Knowing how to swing both ways is the key.
9. Cure for the b*tch.
Some girls try to show they are the boss by acting b*tchy with the sales ladies and other people who attend to their needs. Well, they aren't! It's not even close to being a turn on. All I see with girls like that is somebody who has no respect for other people. You'll live life in tragic loneliness if you keep up that attitude!
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10. Daughter of the Joker.
You are pretty. You look great in that dress. You are definitely sexy and not fat at all. In that case, stop wearing 5 lbs of make up because I don't wanna date a Red Ribbon cake. I want to see your face, not the ingredients of your makeup.
Drinking is fine in moderation but drugs and cigarettes aren't going to budge with me. Clean living is good living and I will stand by that forever. Besides, if you need extra "stuff" to feel better, you clearly need to re-assess your lifestyle. Love is all we need! (Ugh, cheesy but true. Hehe.)
12. Don't chew like a horse and eat like there's no tomorrow.
It gets really difficult getting to know you if bits and pieces of meat keep flying towards me every ten seconds. For me, table manners are a good indicator of how you are as a person. If you eat well, then you probably have many other good habits, but if you eat like an animal then-- yikes!
There we go! It was an enlightening experience making this list. I think I got to know myself a bit better, actually. Let's continue the trend and share our other dealbreakers. You can tweet me at @mikaeldaez on Twitter and use the hashtag #dealbreaker. If I get some really good ones, I might write up another post of my favorites.