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Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Riffing on the fashion faux pas thread, I heard a podcast the other day from a couple of women from New York or Chicago (can't recall which) who have written a humorous book called, "Undateable." The premise is 311 things men do, from fashion to habits to speech, that make them, well, "undateable."

    Here is a list of 100:


    And here is a sampling:

    91. Unfortunate Ties
    90. Cell Phone On The Waist
    89. Sports Cliches
    88. The Flatulence Trifecta
    87. Ordering Wine @ Stadium
    86. Online TMI
    85. Pleated Pants
    84. Embellished Jeans
    83. Rearranging Junk / Butt Picking
    82. Sports Jerseys
    81. Dirty Car
    80. Aggressive Sport Fans
    79. Murses
    78. Whining
    77. Jorts & Japris
    76. Air Guitar
    75. Boners
    74. Fake Swearing
    73. Hawaiian Shirts
    72. Overly Creative Voice Mail
    71. Names For Breasts
    70. Listening To Lite FM

    I'd be curious about what female SportsJournalists.commers think of some of the items.

    Also - what makes a woman "undateable"? Personally, for me, loud talkers.
  2. What makes a woman undateable? A checklist.
  3. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    The clap.
  4. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    What makes a woman undatable?

    For me, it used to be that rare combination of a restraining order and a concealed-carry permit.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    1. Smokers
    2. Tattoos
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Hair above the lip.

    Bad breath.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    San Serif took my answer. Shit, let life happen
  8. jlee

    jlee Well-Known Member

    Odd. I thought a lack of said item was a deal breaker. Though it does work the other way around, as boners make a woman completely undateable to me.
  9. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I wonder how sickeningly patronizing of a book and title I could pen yet still sell copies. At this point, between silly crap like this and all of the horrible dating shows on television, I feel like there is nothing too crass for neurotic people who have problem getting dates. I should get to work on "You Can't Get A Date Because You're A Fat Ugly Stupid Poor Loser" immediately, and I'll be a millionaire by the end of the year.
  10. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I figure these are gender-neutral.

    - estrangement from family
    - more than one medical/health issue.
    - Their choice of reading material. Check the bookshelves. Figure if there is a lot of self-help stuff the person thinks they need help.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    My wife always is on me to clean the car. Is that a hint that she wants me to start dating?
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    What exactly is "The Flatulence Trifecta"?
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