Deal Breakers for Dating After 50
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It's one thing to specify what you want when you begin to date after 50; it's another to specify what you don't want. Rank the following qualities, starting with the most important deal breaker at number 1, and add your own if you don't see your own deal breaker.
If you find that your top 5 becomes top 6, 7, 8, or more, be aware that your long list of requirements may exclude a very large number of people.
There's a difference between deal breakers and things you don't like but could tolerate if a person has enough other things going for him. Don't put down something as a deal breaker unless it really would be insufferable.
Things I can't live with:
Someone who drinks a lot
Someone very religious
Someone who doesn’t like being around children
Someone who doesn’t like being around animals
Someone who needs to live with animals
Someone who wants me to change where I live
Someone who wants to move to a different state
Someone who doesn’t work
Someone whose work is extremely time consuming and important to him
Someone who doesn’t want a regular sexual life
Someone who isn’t slim or fit
Someone who talks a lot
Someone who’s very quiet
Someone who’s extremely athletic
Someone who isn’t at all athletic
Someone who’s not very interested in spectator sports (football, basketball, tennis, soccer, and so on)
Someone who’s not seriously into at least one of the following: movies, theater, art, dance, or opera
Someone with grave health issues