Dating Pet Peeves

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this week is National Pet Peeves Week, which is funny because my pet peeves exist all damn year long. However, along with things like “people chewing loudly” and “one-uppers,” and “text messages with numbers in them,” people also have pet peeves about dating!

To celebrate this irksome holiday, dating site Zoosk asked 1500 of its members what some of their biggest pet peeves were, and shared them with the world via PR Newswire, so we could all make sure not to do (too many of) them on our next dates! From the press release:

Women say their #1 first date pet peeve is when their date is “smelly.”

  • Women want you (and your breath) to smell nice! Single women ranked their top pet peeves on a first date as follows:
    • #1 pet peeve – when my date is smelly (45%)
    • #2 pet peeve – when my date is “too occupied with a cell phone” (22%)
    • #3 pet peeve – when my date is running late (13%)
    • #4 pet peeve – when my date talks about himself too much (5%)
    • #5 pet peeve – when my date peppers me with questions and treats the date like a job interview (5%)

Men say their #1 first date pet peeve is when a date is “too occupied with a cell phone.”

  • Turn off the phone and put on deodorant! Single men ranked their top pet peeves on a first date as follows:
    • #1 pet peeve – when my date is “too occupied with a cell phone” (51%)
    • #2 pet peeve – when my date is smelly (21%)
    • #3 pet peeve – when my date is running late (10%)
    • #4 pet peeve – when my date peppers me with questions and treats the date like a job interview (7%)
    • #5 pet peeve – when my date is wearing too much makeup (7%)

Who knew there were so many things that bothered people? Well, honestly, probably everyone. But it’s interesting to see the differences between things that bug women on dates and things that get under the guys’ skins! It makes sense though, women do tend to be a bit more attached to their phones, and women are probably much more sensitive to their dates’ hygiene. PR Newswire shares more of singles’ pet peeves, and whether or not people can get past them!) at the source.

What do you think? Do you have any pet peeves that will make or break a date? Or are you more forgiving? Let us know in the comments!