A dealbreaker is a negative (to you) trait (or traits) in a romantic partner that outweigh any positive attributes they have. These dealbreakers are likely to differ from person to person. They can come up at anytime e.g. the early stages of dating or after things have gotten quite serious. Something that is a dealbreaker to one person might not be a big deal to someone else. Things like cheating, smoking, drug use and political or religious beliefs are common but not liking dogs, needing your partner to message you everyday can all be dealbreakers.

Example Use: “He said he doesn’t like dogs and I’m about to adopt two puppies… what am I supposed to do? That’s obviously a dealbreaker, right?!”

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