Dude’s List: 11 Dumb*ss Reasons Guys Turn Down Girls

The saga continues. Last time, I brought you 11 Dumb*ss Reasons Girls Turn Down Guys. Today, it’s time to turn the tables on the pricks. That’s right, this time I’m giving you 11 of the stupidest, most ridiculous, and ludicrous reasons that guys turn their noses down on a gal. Don’t expect niceties and don’t expect logic. I think we proved with Part 1 that we’re not dealing with what makes sense, just with what sometimes happens, for better or worse. Read on if you dare…

So there you have it, 11…well, 10…dumb*ss reasons guys turn down girls. I promise there are more. Many more. Can you guess some? I’m begging you, enlighten me, ladies. What are the stupidest reasons you’ve ever been turned down or known someone to get the boot? Men are dogs. Men are pigs. Men have two heads and tend to think with the smaller one. Prejudices and expectations run deep and dirty. They extinguish possibilities before even admitting they exist. These Dude’s Lists have been some fun, some of it meant to be a bit more serious than other points, but in the end hopefully we can agree on this: some of our “rules” can be pretty damn detrimental and downright offensive. Not just to others but to ourselves. So what would happen, if we just allowed ourselves to be open, regardless of height, hair color, or bank account? What if we gave the sex a second chance? What if we took the time to get to know someone before writing them off? What kind of world would we be living in? What kind of a civilization would we be living in? Speculate below…

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Dude Einstein

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  1. mystic329 says:

    Once again you're the best writer on CC. :) Absolutely love #11 too! Chuck will be dearly missed.

    1. The Dude says:

      RIP Chuck Bartowski! Did you like the ending?

    2. mystic329 says:

      It was definitely emotional and awesome for most characters but the Chuck and Sarah ending was a bit sad and I would've rather Sarah had recovered her memory somehow, just for a happier ending. It was a bit odd when Chuck used the glasses just because he's always done things for Sarah over anyone else and then all of a sudden he ruined any chance of her recovering her memories!

  2. Kelsey says:

    I was too nerdy? I like Star Wars and Doctor Who so he said no way, not happening. I mean wtfffffff!?

    1. The Dude says:

      If I were single and it weren't a conflict of interest, you sound perfect to me. Too nerdy means he's a schmuck. Pure and simple. He's a schmuck. You wouldn't have been able to stand him for long.

    2. Rebecca says:

      Ridiculous! I mean, come on, who doesn't love Doctor Who?!

  3. Alice says:

    I've been rejected for my reputation before. It was ridiculous, because most of what people said about me were complete lies anyways. I'm pretty sure his exact words were "I think you're really cool, but I heard you were pretty slutty". Ugh.

    1. The Dude says:

      I second that "Ugh" and I'm sorry you had to go through that. Reputations tend to be a lot of rumors, some true, most not.

  4. Cassie G says:

    Too quirky. But I'm not even that quirky really. So what if I like LotR, Doctor Who, and Star Wars? Or that I know completely random facts. (Works REALLY well for trivia nights!) I just don't get some guys at all for their limits. But let's be honest, girls can have some equally baffling reasons for turning down guys!

    1. Joyce says:

      Sort of. I would turn a guy down if he didn't majored in a science and/or business field, if he does not have an ideal facial simmetry, if he is "smaller" than me (not shorter, but if he's waif), if he doesn't have enough body hair, if he acts like a jerk in order to make me "more interested", if he makes over 100K (I loath wealthy men, they think they're so entitled), and if he doesn't know about electronics.

  5. Victoria says:

    Sure, #1 is a dumb*ss reason to turn down a girl, but why does it happen a lot? Why do you see so many athletes and actors and even just random guys go for blonde after blonde? Are they all dicks?? It's really hard being a brunette, people take you too seriously and you really don't get any attention…

    1. The Dude says:

      I've always preferred brunettes myself, which is funny cause my most serious relationship was with a redhead and my most harmful relationships were with blondes, albeit not natural ones. And that's a funny thing too I didn't mention, this blonde fetish doesn't even usually include women whose REAL hair color is blonde. It happens a fair amount and I promise you'll find a more sensible guy who doesn't give a good damn one way or another about what your roots are. I think there's some kind of obsolete beauty standard about blondes that a lot of guys fall prey to in their formative years.

  6. anna says:

    how are the curves/waistline things subjective?
    it's a girl who has a womanly body and a small waist in proportion to the bust and/or hips makes you curvy? ugh. /curvyisnotoverweight

    1. The Dude says:

      I meant that men's tastes are subjective regarding what they consider curvy/skinnny.

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  8. Iris says:

    This article made me worry I might have man hands. :(

    Great list! Your writing style always makes me laugh.

    1. The Dude says:

      Thanks, Iris. To entertain with a little message thrown in (whichever message someone chooses to take) is part of the goal. Keep reading!

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  10. Joyce says:

    The cup size one made me cringe!

    It's ridiculous when men insist they want a girl with a specific bra size when all boobs are created different and a 36D will look different on everyone who wears that size, especially siince over 80% of girls who claim to be a 36D are probably like a 30F (and most men assume that DD is the largest size). For the longest time I though I was a 36B to found out over a year ago, through proper bra measurements and extensive hours at VS and department stores that I am actually a 34D.

    1. The Dude says:

      Makes me cringe, too, if that's any consolation.

  11. no name says:

    one guy said that i wasn't "hick" enough to date. lol

    1. taylor-EAMS says:

      same here i hate rednecks

  12. Jay says:

    The blonde thing? Far as I've found it? Seems to be guys who think blonde equals easy, slutty. I've had guys literally tell me they think Playboy bunny when they think blonde. Some just look stunned when I open my mouth and, hello, I have a brain. Best time of my life, guywise, was when I dyed my hair black. Lot less unwanted attention at the clubs, lot less 'charming' suggestions yelled from cars. Best of all? A whole lot more guys who actually listened to what I said and didn't dismiss me right off the bat as stupid and apparently they still thought I was hot. Unfortunately I'm the kind of ash-blonde that looks like she's going bald within the first week of dying my hair so this? Was never gonna last.

  13. Guest says:

    I am a waistline wanker.

  14. fish1552 says:

    I think a lot of this list is being stereotypical of guys. While many of the reasons might seem true to some women, it really is no different for the same reasons why a woman fakes an orgasm or why they like "bad boys" or like men because of their hair style. There are as many reasons why a guy dates who they date, that a nice neat list (while great for women to justify WHY a guy does X or Y) just doesn't work.
    In my experience, a guy's preferences are developed while young (high school maybe) and change over time. Back in high school/college, I dated skinny girls – with darker hair or red highlights. NOW, I like "thick chicks" and a personality (I can only deal with the dunce for so long) and still like brunettes/redheads. Bra size was NEVER a factor (except that I noticed the smaller the bra size, the more developed and less superficial the personality of the woman).
    I also think that a lot of this list is based on the guys who date/sleep around more – not the guys who are actually in the majority and are in relationships or stick around longer.

  15. taylor-EAMS says:

    ive seen many dumping reasons and some are true and some are stupid. i personally have been dumped for my friend, bc im to tall, im not redneck enough, i have blue eyes and strawberry hair…. and this is all by the same dud also!

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