What’s the most ridiculous reason you’ve ever given for breaking up?
There’s a viral post making the rounds on social media. It includes some priceless answers to that question. Here are some of the ones that made me laugh (or cringe) the most.
- When he made a mistake, he’d say “my bag” instead of “my bad.”
- He pronounced the “L” in salmon.
- He wore jean shorts.
- He told me I was sitting in his cat’s chair.
Funny, right? But let’s explore the deeper side of this thing. Do you really think any of these people broke up because of the stuff listed above?
Of course not. Each justification is just the straw that broke the camel’s back.
In other words, if your dream guy wore the tackiest pair of jean shorts imaginable, you’d be embarrassed, but you wouldn’t ditch him.
In a sense, dating is a process of elimination. We get to know other people until we decide we’re no longer a good match. And we keep doing that until we meet the one.
But sometimes it’s hard to see it’s time to move on. After all, even short dating relationships represent an investment of time and emotion. It’s not always easy to walk away.
What if there was a way to determine early on if a guy even stands a shot at being a good match? Like, on the first date.
In fact, there’s ONE THING that determines, more than anything else, if real romance is possible.
If this one thing happens on a first date, there’s potential. If it doesn’t, don’t wait for him to ask you to get out of his cat’s chair. Just move on.