Ladies, we get it, it’s normal to want someone strong and masculine.But seriously, turning down a guy for a trait that he can’t change, and frankly, shouldn’t have to change is a little shallow.All of these things make it more likely that you’ll fall for someone who doesn’t live in close proximity. Long distance relationships can reap considerable benefits. They all have one thing in common (ok, they have a few): no college degree.Not only will you learn how to be an effective planner and communicator, but you’ll also know that your relationship is more than just physical. Crystal Jiang, of the department of communication at the City University in Hong Kong, claims, "Long-distance couples try harder than geographically close couples in communicating affection and intimacy, and their efforts do pay back." He Doesn’t Have a College Degree Bill Gates. A lack of formal education does not necessarily mean he lacks intelligence or ambition.Who wants a back rub from rough, calloused “man hands” anyway? He Can’t Dress Himself (Well) Any men out there reading, consider this your public service announcement: it’s time to leave the denim disaster known as jorts (jean shorts) in the ‘90’s, and be mindful that a dress shirt is meant to frame a man’s face. A chest hair afro poking out of the top of your shirt isn’t doing you any favors. No grown man’s wardrobe should include a t-shirt that has a saying on it with a type of alcohol, a woman’s body part, or a bodily function. Man-ery (Man Jewelry) For reasons undetermined, men’s attitudes towards jewelry are on the move.If you are no longer hanging out on a college campus, it’s time for them to go. Let’s face it, most guys wearing gold chains don’t look like Jay-Z. You have a list somewhere of all of the attributes of your perfect man.It probably goes something like this: at least 6’ tall, blonde hair, a graduate degree and must love dogs. And when it comes to debating relationship deal breakers there are usually two groups of people: those who think you have every right to be selective and those who are adamant you may be missing out on Mr.
But after a month or so, that’s when it’s time to look closer.To help you cut through which items on your list are deal breakers and which are merely part of some fairytale in your head, we put together a list of the eight deal breakers that really shouldn’t be considered deal breakers.He’s Shorter Than You The average height of a man in the US is approximately 5’9.” If every woman is looking for a man taller than average, competition is going to get vicious.And you never know, he could still be living with his mother because she has an extended illness. You never know when you’ll find love – it often comes from the most surprising places.It could be a sign of trouble if your partner: Bottom line: Trust your judgment.Hartwell-Walker suggests keeping your own personal deal-breaker list to five things that are non-negotiable for you, and leave it at that.And at eharmony, as we’re focused on deep-down compatibility, who you connect with can be even more surprising.You may find yourself considering dating an older man, and if it’s good enough for the likes of Demi Moore and Catherine Zeta-Jones, why not you?But if he’s sitting on the couch everyday, and expecting you to pick up the check on date nights, we won’t blame you for dropping the dead weight.He Has Feminine Hands Feminine hands have ruined many a budding relationship.