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    How Picky Are you? : Dating

    ok..so, here's the situation. Your Dream Girl walks through the door and starts hitting on you. What is your one cavet that would make you say, no thanks?

    For me, it's two things.
    1: the most major one is Tattoo's. Ever since I found out how they where made I've hated them. In my experience, it takes a certain kind of nut to want to get one in the first place, and they usually do not stop at one....once I know someone has one, that's where my eye always goes too...

    2:Weird piercings... if you work at hot topic and have a lip or nose ring, I'm sorry, but I can't take you seriously...

    Those are the major things. Minor things are :Smokers are out (we had someone die from smoking complications in the family at 33, after that, every smoker in the family stopped). And of course, people with kids (never get involved with divorced people...they tend to never be happy,also with experience)

    so, if the hottest woman in the world started to hit you up, whaat would make you avoid her?
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    Not into a woman with kids, or if she smokes or does drugs, or if she always has to be "out and about."
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    I read this post and couldn't help but be a little insulted. I run Monster Tattoo Studio as owner and head artist. We are a professional, clean, family oriented shop, that is licensed and inspected by our state. I myself have over a decade of experience and only do tattoos that I want to do meaning good tattoos. I think your views of tattoos and piercings seem dated at the least and uninformed at the best. How tattoos are made? What do you mean by this? I hope you are referring to illegal tattooing like prison tattoos or homemade tattoos, I have seen my fair share of bad work from scratchers, these kind of people give tattooists a bad rap, that legitimate artists have been working for years to get away from. There has always been prejudices when it comes to tattoos, and I realize that to this very day there is still a certain stigmatizing reaction to my proffesion. Now if it's a bad tattoo, poorly done, or not thought out, I can get why that would be a turn off for you. Or if the person who was getting these tattoos or piercings was just in it for shock value going overboard with excessive coverage, or hateful subject matter, that I could totally understand. Sorry Shredder getting off my soap box now, and answer your original question about what would be a deal breaker with a potential love interest. I would have to say bigotry..like if a person you were just starting to date hated or judged a certain group of people. I mean I am a grown man who collects toys, I have been a nerd for a long long time, and I try really hard not to judge others because I know what it feels like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    ok..so, here's the situation. Your Dream Girl walks through the door and starts hitting on you. What is your one cavet that would make you say, no thanks?

    For me, it's two things.
    1: the most major one is Tattoo's. Ever since I found out how they where made I've hated them. In my experience, it takes a certain kind of nut to want to get one in the first place, and they usually do not stop at one....once I know someone has one, that's where my eye always goes too...

    2:Weird piercings... if you work at hot topic and have a lip or nose ring, I'm sorry, but I can't take you seriously...

    Those are the major things. Minor things are :Smokers are out (we had someone die from smoking complications in the family at 33, after that, every smoker in the family stopped). And of course, people with kids (never get involved with divorced people...they tend to never be happy,also with experience)

    so, if the hottest woman in the world started to hit you up, whaat would make you avoid her?
    My deal breakers would be:

    1. Bizarre and ignorant prejudices against, for example, black people, gay people, people with tattoos or piercings...
    2. Engaging in absurdly immature and reductionist statements like "divorced people are never happy."

    Hard for me to take people like that seriously, ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colossor View Post
    Sorry Shredder getting off my soap box now
    no worries . I guess I also have a reason why my first experience toward them has left me a little biased. My neighbor down the shore is COVERED in them...and he's acertifiable nut with or without them. after putting up with his annoyances over the years, it's kind of left me jaded ;o)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    no worries . I guess I also have a reason why my first experience toward them has left me a little biased. My neighbor down the shore is COVERED in them...and he's acertifiable nut with or without them. after putting up with his annoyances over the years, it's kind of left me jaded ;o)..
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    1) I could not date someone who discriminates people based on gender, sexuality or skin color (...and the list would go on).
    2) ...or someone who's life was a messy mess (bills left unpaid, no steady income or any motivation to find one).
    3) ...who treats kids badly (uses physical punishment for instance)
    4) ...or who is messy or does not take care of personal hygiene.

    Those are the first I could think of. I'm sure I could continue the list for a long while!
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    Just going to step in here with mod-hat on for a sec. Tried to post this earlier, but had some technical difficulties.

    Let's please avoid using sweeping generalizations/judgments of others. Everyone's entitled to their own matters of taste, but please stay away from blanket condemnations of others' lifestyle choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    so, if the hottest woman in the world started to hit you up, what would make you avoid her?
    The fact that she is hitting me up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockinHard View Post
    Not into a woman with kids, or if she smokes or does drugs, or if she always has to be "out and about."
    Ooooh, that's gonna get much harder with age. Practically every woman my age that I know has children...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Ooooh, that's gonna get much harder with age. Practically every woman my age that I know has children...
    I'll take my chances.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    ok..so, here's the situation. Your Dream Girl walks through the door and starts hitting on you. What is your one cavet that would make you say, no thanks?

    For me, it's two things.
    1: the most major one is Tattoo's. Ever since I found out how they where made I've hated them.
    Since you didn't answer the intelligent person above that owns the tattoo shop, what does this even mean, "how they where made" - beyond the fact that I believe you might of meant to use the word "were"?

    You are writing off a lot of good people when eliminating people with tattoos. I'm currently seeing one that is "covered" in them, and most of my friends and family are as well, and they are all amazing people. I'd like the think I'm a slightly above average human being as well and I also have tattoos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGearMax View Post
    Ooooh, that's gonna get much harder with age. Practically every woman my age that I know has children...
    tell me about it....The way I figure though, my age range of dating goes from 29-37 or so....but even then...people are having kids at 25 these days, so that's not even a safe number..

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    Quote Originally Posted by xBBestx View Post
    Since you didn't answer the intelligent person above that owns the tattoo shop, what does this even mean, "how they where made" - beyond the fact that I believe you might of meant to use the word "were"?

    You are writing off a lot of good people when eliminating people with tattoos. I'm currently seeing one that is "covered" in them, and most of my friends and family are as well, and they are all amazing people. I'd like the think I'm a slightly above average human being as well and I also have tattoos.
    Just a personal preference....as for how they are made, lets just say I'm not a needle fan as a kid...and the thought of spending hours under a needle to get ink jolted into your skin just grossed me out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedict Judas Hel View Post
    The fact that she is hitting me up...
    we had this discussion in the office, too...so, what if she was the Kate upton of the world, but a total ***** on wheels like some people say Amarosa is? Or a Donald Trump? would you put up with that just because of the hotness? :o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    Weird piercings... if you work at hot topic and have a lip or nose ring, I'm sorry, but I can't take you seriously...
    What about piercings you can't see? Would you break it off with her if you discovered she had body piercings? Personally I have several that no one would know about until long after the fact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutterina View Post
    Personally I have several that no one would know about until long after the fact.
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    I don't write people off until they give me a good reason, and that usually requires time spent getting to know them for their quirks, and flaws.

    About the only thing that could put me off of someone physically at first meeting would be extreme uncleanliness and body odor, but if I was picking up someone in a coal mine, I could forgive that if our first date came after a good shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flutterina View Post
    What about piercings you can't see? Would you break it off with her if you discovered she had body piercings? Personally I have several that no one would know about until long after the fact.
    well, I'd probably be brazen enough to ask ;o). I could probably deal with a belly button ring, even if I think they are gaudy....but anything else...like a va jai jai ring is just too darn disgusting. ;o)

    I guess I'm just stuck in a 50's mind set....;o). anything too 'out there' in looks is too much for me ;o). Like the lady I once saw at hot topic. She had SO many piercings, I think the only place that wasn't was the inside of her nose. I mean, seriously....that has to be a little nuts to want to do that to yourself
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    To just answer the question title, I can be pretty picky. I've seen a lot of bad examples when some people "just settle" and the relationship suffers afterwards.

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    Things that stick for me are if you have strong viewpoints that are very opposite on mine in regards to religion/politics and/or the person wants children. We just won't be compatible for the long haul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    well, I'd probably be brazen enough to ask ;o). I could probably deal with a belly button ring, even if I think they are gaudy....but anything else...like a va jai jai ring is just too darn disgusting. ;o)

    I guess I'm just stuck in a 50's mind set....;o). anything too 'out there' in looks is too much for me ;o). Like the lady I once saw at hot topic. She had SO many piercings, I think the only place that wasn't was the inside of her nose. I mean, seriously....that has to be a little nuts to want to do that to yourself
    Well I haven't gone that far...yet

    The point I'm trying to make is that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. If there's initial attraction and your personalities seem compatible you should at least try. A lot of people have tattoos and piercings these days, and if you're too shallow you may never meet anyone. Some of the most wonderful, down to earth people I've ever met were a bit scary looking. You need to keep an open mind and give people a chance. Just sayin'

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    I guess I have the opposite thing. I like girls with piercings and punk hair, but since I'm very "normal looking", those types don't tend to reciprocate with me, and I'm too old and too dependant on my appearance (in my current job at least) to do such a radical alteration. Oddly, I have a tougher time with tatoos. Probably because I'm an artist, so I like drawing skin with as little alterations as possible. It's not a turn off, but just something to get over.

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    I find some traditional Maori tattoos okay.

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