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Mighty Ducks, Small Fluffy Dogs and Other Dating Dealbreakers

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A man I met for coffee recently told me that he didn’t date women with small fluffy dogs because “women with small fluffy dogs are too high maintenance.” This inspired to me ask my friends if they’d ever encountered any similarly odd, quirky or funny dating dealbreakers.

Here’s a sampling of their responses:




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