Every relationship is different — the way they begin, play out, and end varies depending on the people. But while some people prefer to focus on the meet cutes and honeymoon phase, there’s something incredibly interesting to me about the endings. What can make two people who were in love decide they’re actually not?
Well, this Instagram account might give us a little insight. reasonswerenotdating is an account that exclusively lists the reasons people broke up with their significant others, and some are nothing that you’d expect.
🚨Anonymous Submission Alert #submissionsunday 🚨 Carlos seemed like a good guy. A real gentleman. Then he sent me pictures he drew of his yoga teacher. Naked. I’m not sure why he thought this was appropriate… Now I know why why he booked so many one on one yoga sessions. #doessheknowaboutthenakeddrawings #yogaeverydamnday #lifedrawing #naked #asana #obsessed #dedicatedhispracticealright #strikeapose #yoga
👉🏻ANONYMOUS SUBMISSION👈🏻 This was Donnie. Donnie was an athlete and a total babe. I liked Donnie and I thought he was ready to hit a home run, but when he started to pull off his dirty ripped jeans he revealed sheer lace panties. They were much nicer than mine. Sorry Donnie you just struck out. #friendzonetotheendzone #hedidntmakethecut #strikeout
This was Thatcher. From the moment I first saw Thatcher I was spellbound. He was intelligent, witty and handsome. He was even tall. Thatcher and I had so much in common, we even had the same sense of humour. I thought he might be my perfect man. I pined for him for years. Thatcher was wonderful. Unfortunately I eventually found out we had more in common than I originally realised. We both love men. #youcanthaveitall #datingfail #unrequitedlove
Whether the reasons are petty, funny, or sad, it does show how we all approach relationships in our lives — and what sorts of things end up being absolute deal breakers to some people.
This was Cameron. Let’s call him Cam. Cam and I met on holiday, he was the manager of the resort we were staying at. I ended up making out with him at the club in the early hours. We were both quite drunk and he invited me back to his. When we got there I was shocked at how messy it was and the Monica inside me just wanted to clean the whole place up. To distract myself from this I thought we should just get on with things. Then he asked me if I brought lube. Like yeah, sorry let me just get that out of my bag.. when I’m on holiday and you’ve invited me back to yours. 🤔 Soz Cam hun, you killed the mood. #lube #whatdoyouthinkagirltakesonholiday #travelsize #sozhun #dryasabone P.S. the sexiest thing about this encounter was when he told me he could lose his job for fraternising with a guest. #allthepower
This was Ciaran. We were in our first date and I was struggling through that awkward conversation lull when someone comes back from going to the toilet. Casting around for something to talk about I looked down at my phone to see a message from my pregnant sister about getting ladytown in shape before she gave birth. Before I knew it I was asking his opinion on my sister’s pubic hair… He “had to get home” pretty soon after that… #pubechat #bushcraft #themightybush #datingfail #mybad
The Reasons We're Not Dating family has grown and we're now accepting collaborations. Our first collab is from our anonymous RWND babe: This was Eugene. Eugene seemed really great. It wasn't perfect because it was kind of long distance, but he was nice enough that it didn't seem insurmountable, plus he was super enthusiastic and convinced me to fly out and see him. He picked me up from the airport and took me to dinner. Everything was going so promisingly. Then things took a sharp turn. He said he had a girlfriend and wanted me to go home. Thanks for nothing Eugene. #whydidntyoutellmebeforeiflewacrossthecountry #timewaster #igotofftheplane #thenigotbackontogohome #itsokhepaidmebackfortheflights #itsnotreallyTHATokthough #nameshavebeenchanged
Ok so this was Brennan. We were on our second date when he took my hand over the table and looked me directly in the eyes. He told me I had the most beautiful brown eyes he'd ever seen. At this point I paused, I wasn't quite sure how to respond to this. Brennan you fool. My eyes are blue!!! #tryagain #itwasntevendark #areyoucolourblind #baddate #youruinedit #lookalittlecloser #ilikeattentiontodetail
This was Warren. We met on tinder. Before the date Warren did not mention that he not only supported Trump, but also actively worked on his campaign. Needless to say I went back to his, fooled around a bit, got stuck in a stairwell and only met up with him one more time. #inmydefensehewassuperhot #iultimatelycouldnotjointhetrumptrain #dating #datingfails #tinder #tinderfail #reasonswerenotdating #nameshavebeenchanged
Well, you can’t say some aren’t relatable.
What are some of the reasons you broke up? And what do you think are bad reasons to? Let us know — you know, for science.