Dating is a means to an end; either you enter a committed, monogamous relationship or call it quits. When it comes to investing in relationships, it is important to know what you want and quickly weed out people who do not want the same things. Everyone has dealbreakers, things you are not willing to forgo (see your checklist).
Too often we waste our time with people that will never meet our needs. You want to get married; he’s hesitant. He wants to have children; you don’t. Life-altering decisions like marriage, children, career ambitions and religion are all valid reasons to dismiss potential partners. It is perfectly alright for Christians to seek out other Christians and Jews to prefer Jews. Conflicting religious beliefs are not easily overcome and tend to lead to more war than peace. Since they often dictate our sense of morals and values, it is a substantial dealbreaker that should not be overlooked because someone is super-Hot or wealthy.
However, some dealbreakers are totally ridiculous and the reason for chronic singleness. Wondering if your heart is grounded or in the clouds? Match your list of no-can-dos against these potential dealbreakers: