[Ed. – Breaking news from the New York Times]
I’m a newly single, 34-year-old lesbian, and I have a list of relationship deal breakers. I keep it on my phone, where an alarm reminds me to reread it each month. On this list are 49 (so far) personality or lifestyle traits I now know, from excruciating experience, that I’m so unwilling to negotiate — they can kill even the sweetest, most tender bud on the vine of romance.
Here are some of my personal deal breakers:
If you are …
In a band and serious about it.
Self-loathing/not out of the closet/a Trump voter.
A birthday monster (someone who refers to their “birthday week” or “birthday month” and is “ha-ha, kidding!” but not at all kidding).
Someone who does improv.
Someone who actually just needs a mommy.
Or you are …
Bad at basic living, such as shopping for groceries, cooking or cleaning.
Born into major financial privilege and pretending to be broke.
A militant vegan.
Someone who posts excessively on social media about CrossFit, yoga or marathons.