The CC Weekly Weigh In: Most Unattractive Thing. Ever.
Everyone has that one thing they cannot stand in the opposite sex. It may not be rational (“His jeans are always an inch too short!”), but that doesn’t matter; we can’t help what turns us on (nibbling on my ear…mmmmmm) and off (man necklaces).
This week we asked our writers what made them cringe. (And, yes, everyone agreed that small undies/lots of guns/long hair/ and multiple guitars all lying out on a tarp is pretty effing gross.) Guys, if you are reading this, take note. For real.
Melanie – Northeastern University: I hate cocky attitudes with a tee shirt to match, like, “got your tickets to the gun show?” No thank you!
J – NYU: The way guys’ dirty socks smell. I swear. It could be a terrorist weapon.
Jennifer: I know it’s stupid, but honestly… bad grammar. Maybe it’s just the writer coming out in me, but people who use proper grammar sound intelligent… and I’m a sucker for boys with brains!
Suzie – George Washington University: I feel horrible for being so superficial but I cannot deal with man boobs. They freak me out like… like… *silent scream*
Conan – Columbia College: Smoking. Or fake laughter.
S.E. – Hairy chests. It grosses me out if I notice chest hair poking out from a guy’s shirt. Guys need to learn chest hair is not manly, it’s disgusting.
Kelly – UMass: When guys stick their hands down their pants, scratch their balls, and then take their hand out and smell it!!! G-R-O-S-S!!!!
Lauren – University of Michigan: When guys think they are too cool for school, accompanied by shirts unbuttoned way too low to highlight some giant, blingin’ necklace and a hairstyle that you KNOW took 30 minutes to get just. right.
Nat – Barts and London: Over arrogance. Note the use of the word over. Arrogance is fine. I can tolerate it. But when a guy actually believes (with every inch of his oversized ego) he’s all that…well, let’s say I’ve never been more tempted to be a goolie-kicking kind of gal.
Sady – The New School: I’m going to go with self-absorption. That, or the herpes.
AGD – Emerson College: Stupidity. Even if it’s just pillow talk I’d like it to be grammatically correct.
John – UConn: The most unattractive thing about a girl is when she doesn’t do any of the talking. I need someone to build on what I’ve said, introduce their own ideas, agree with me, or just bust my balls for being a stupid moron.
Erica – Kent State: Besides immaturity, I’d have to say bad teeth (seriously, it took me about six months to actually make out with an ex because his were so bad that I couldn’t stand the possibility of my poor little tongue touching them on accident during a makeout session. I kid you not).
Donyae – University of Maryland: Stupidity. Hands down the most unattractive thing about a member of the opposite sex. I don’t care how drop dead gorgous a man is, he will become troll like in my eyes if he can’t hold a worthwile conversation.
Carly – Grinnell: Copious toe hair, locker-room smell, the inexplicable need to guzzle down a record number of beers in a record amount of time… need I go on?
K – NYU: Not a fan of beards/excessive facial hair… a little scruff is fine but beyond that, come on. Take the minute and shave yourself.
Amber - Old Dominion:No ambition! I have lots of goals and aspirations so there’s no way I could date someone who has no plans for the future.
Kathryn S.: I hate when guys are self-absorbed, Derek-Zoolander types. If I initially think a guy’s attractive, and then realize he’s staring at his reflection in the silverware at dinner, the date’s over.
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