10 Relationship Deal Breakers You Should Reconsider

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By guest blogger Natasha Burton

We all have those non-negotiable standards when it comes to relationships—habits, qualities, characteristics, details, and so on that we will simply not stand for. However, it’s important to reevaluate these from time to time in order to make sure you’re not automatically ruling out someone who could totally be husband material. What you think might be a deal breaker may actually be no big deal when it comes to Mr. Right. (As the co-author of The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags—shameless plug!—I literally wrote the book on dating deal breakers. So, you can trust me on this one.)

Now, the non-deal breakers below are simply guidelines. Only you know what qualities you’d be able to deal with and which ones you’re totally not okay with when it comes to a person you’re dating—or even considering spending your life with. But hopefully reading the points below will encourage you to be a little less picky so you don’t overlook someone who could be great for you in the long-term.

1. He’s not your usual type.
Maybe you typically fall for nerdy intellectuals or athletic jocks. But you shouldn’t let your predisposition toward one type of guy limit your selection. You never know who you might click with, after all.

2. He was late to your first date.
Okay, yes, the fact that he was late is annoying, not to mention kind of rude. But, instead of casting the guy aside at the first tiny transgression, why not give him a second chance? More often than not, mistakes like this one don’t indicate a guy’s real character.

3. He has an annoying habit.
Chewing with his mouth open, sighing audibly during movies, adjusting his boxers in public… yeah… some guys are less than couth when it comes to social graces. But these not-so-awesome habits are easily pointed out and corrected—they’re not character flaws.

4. He’s been married before.
For some, this is a totally non-negotiable deal breaker. Which is fine. But, if you think you could overlook this fact—do it. Divorced guys can be more self-aware and more eager to please than guys who have never been married. They know their flaws, understand what’s at stake in relationships, and they are more determined to make a relationship work.

5. He makes less money than you do.
Unless the guy has a complex about you out-earning him—or wants you to fund his non-ambitious existence—this should be a non-issue, especially for a woman who can take care of herself.

6. He’s shorter than you.
Just like with the “type” deal breaker, you may surprise yourself on this one, especially if you’ve only dated tall guys. In fact, a new study shows that shorter men make better husbands and have longer-lasting marriages.

7. Your friends are quick to point out his flaws.
Clearly, if your friends say they don’t like the way a guy treats you, or they have legit concerns about him—that’s probably a deal breaker. But if you get the sense that your pals are being nit-picky because they have impossible standards or they’re just jealous that you found a potential BF, you should take their criticism with a grain of salt.

8. His musical tastes are…questionable at best.
Look, two people rarely have the same taste in everything, from movies, to TV, to music. Sure, he may love heavy metal, while you’re a total pop diva, but that doesn’t mean you can’t both groove together by finding common ground (Jack Johnson, perhaps?).

9. He’s not affectionate on social media.
Many women want a guy who will write romantic status updates and wall posts, or write lovey-dovey captions on Instagram photos tagged with #myboo. But most guys are not so into this. Don’t take a man’s lack of social love as a sign that he’s just not into you. He’s probably just not that into broadcasting his feelings to everyone he’s ever known.

10. His apartment is super messy.
While you won’t want to date a guy who’s a total slob, you have to understand that a guy who lives like a bachelor is going to, well, live like a bachelor. Just because he’s messy in his own place doesn’t mean he has no concept of how to clean up. Besides, your super girly comforter and the stuffed animals on your bed don’t mean that you’re immature, right? It goes both ways.

Natasha Burton is a relationship author, freelance writer and editor.

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FALL In Love At One Of Our Parties!

Tacori Trunk Show--Fullerton, CA

Tacori Trunk Show–Fullerton, CA

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Annual Designer Event - Houston, TX – October 17 & 18 | RSVP 713.961.0011

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Engagement Party – October 26

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As you can see, we’re ringing in Fall with the best bridal and fashion jewelry showcases from some of our prominent designers including Henri Daussi, Coast Diamond, Verragio, Simon G., Kirk Kara and more! Plus we’re knee deep into planning some really cool events to celebrate YOUR engagement. Check out fun photos from the latest Tacori Trunk Show in Fullerton and be sure to RSVP for one of our exciting soirees in a city near you. See ya soon. :)

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Tacori Rings in Fall with a Fab Trunk Show in Orange County

Celebrate Fall with a Gorgeous Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring from Tacori's Full Bloom collection.

Celebrate Fall with a Gorgeous Oval Solitaire Engagement Ring from Tacori’s Full Bloom collection. Sku 0393592 at RobbinsBrothers.com

It’s no secret that our stores are known around town for throwing the best, most informative, fun and engaging parties, ranging from “Girls’ Night Out” to exclusive trunk shows with the industry’s top designers.

The latest soiree happened at Robbins Brothers Fullerton where TACORI took over with an exciting and inspiring two-day trunk show filled with current and future Tacori Girls, and the men who love them. Let’s just say everyone browsed, shopped and drooled over the designer’s gorgeous engagement rings and fashion jewelry until their hearts were content!

Lights, Camera, Sparkly Action! Let the Fun Begin! #TacoriGirl

Tacori Circle Pendant and Diamond Ring at Robbins Brothers Fullerton

Tacori Circle Pendant and Diamond Ring at Robbins Brothers Fullerton

Tacori Fashion Ring & Pendant

Tacori Fashion Ring & Pendant

Tacori Ring & Bracelet. Perfect Match.

Tacori Ring & Bracelet. Perfect Match.

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Laura, our customer experience manager models the most electrifying teal Tacori fashion jewelry set.

Tacori Fashion Jewelry in Teal

Tacori Teal

Work Hard, Play Hard.

Engrossed by the festivities, our employees take a moment for Selfies & other photo opps.

Engrossed by the festivities, our employees take a moment for Selfies & other photo opps.

Some of the men who love Tacori Girls? Our staff!

Some of the men who love Tacori Girls? Our staff!

For Our Guests Only

Sweets & Treats

Sweets & Treats

Fun & Games: Can you guess the number of jelly beans?

Fun & Games: Can you guess the number of jelly beans?

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Romantic Seahawks Marriage Proposal After Thrilling Win Against Broncos

The Seahawks are having an ah-mazing year!! After Seattle’s dramatic overtime win over Denver Broncos on Sunday, a Seahawks marriage proposal happened on the field! Defensive back, DeShawn Shead, popped the question to his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez. Shead got down on bended knee at the 50 yard line of the Century Link field, with many of his teammates and friends surrounding them in celebration. What a beautiful day for a double win! See the sweet post-game proposal here:

via twitter.com/alex_flanagan

via twitter.com/alex_flanagan

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DeShawn is a happy customer of the Robbins Brothers Bellevue store! Check out the details of the ring he picked out himself:

Simon G. Engagement Ring, Sku 0376982

Simon G. Engagement Ring, Sku 0376982

A stunning Echo diamond which features 98 hand cut facets for exceptional beauty in a classic Simon G. engagement ring (Sku 0376982) for such a beautiful couple! We wish DeShawn and Jessica all the happiness in the world! Gooo Seahawks! We love you guys!

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Robbins Brothers Houston Annual Fall Designer Event

Houston Designer Oct17&18
Robbins Brothers’ Annual Designer Event
Houston, Texas

Featured Designers:
Michael M.
Verragio
Kirk Kara
Simon G.
Danhov
Coast Diamond
Supreme Jewelry
Henri Daussi

  • 24-Months Special Financing Available*
  • Purchase any featured designer item and receive up to $500 towards a future purchase*

Friday, Oct. 17 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 18 11:00am – 8:00pm

2101 West Loop South
Houston, TX 77027

Call 713.961.0011 or click here to make an appointment.

*See store associate for more details.

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