There's nothing more exciting or promising than the start of a new relationship.
It's a special, precious time in the dating game when we project endless fantasies onto another human being to delude ourselves into thinking they're absolutely, positively perfect.
But what happens when you're at a perfectly candlelit dinner in a perfect restaurant, by a perfect fireplace with a perfect bottle of champagne on the table, and your SO admits they don't know who the current president is?
What happens then... when you realize you're dating a complete and total idiot?
Well, according to this AskReddit thread, nothing disillusions a "perfect relationship" faster than hearing your SO say something this dumb. It could even be enough to end the relationship.
Just take a look at some of these gems:
I gave my ex a bj and the next day I woke up to him in a panic. "What's wrong?" "We have to go get a Plan B." "What? Why?" "You swallowed. I'm not ready to be a father."
Asked him what event resulted in WWI. His response was 9-11. He was serious.
I dated a guy for about a month until I found out that he didn't realize that women's breasts made actual milk to feed their babies. He thought "breast feeding" [sic] was just a way to hold a baby while giving it a bottle. I told him he was an idiot and he said, with a disgusted sneer, "I didn't know that because I have never known any woman, who had or would, breast feed [sic] their child." I told him that I had breast fed [sic] my son and he called me a child molester.
We were driving around this weird part of Las Vegas and I said, "This is surreal." He said, " I know. It's so real." I repeated, "Surreal" and he repeated, "So. Real."
I had been dating this girl for a few months and it was Christmas time. We weren't super serious but it was serious enough that I was buying her Christmas presents. I found something for her that was perfect and it had a connection to some funny event involving her and my cat. So I made the present from the cat. I thought I was being cute and she would make the connection. Instead, she got pissed that my cat got her a present and I didn't. I thought she was joking. To make matters worse we were at her parents' place and they backed her up. It was extremely awkward and I realized it wasn't going to work out.
When she pointed up at a bluish star and sincerely asked "Is that Earth?"
That the past was black and white. She was serious
Was on a hike and was following a trail I had read up on online. We get to a fork and I say "okay now we need to go north." She says "haven't we been this whole time?" Confused, I look at her and ask why she says that. She replies "north is the direction in front of you yeah?" Still not entirely sure about the origins of that logic...
We were 16 at the time and went to go have sex. I realized I didn't have any condoms and [that's] when she told me I didn't need one because "I trust my body not to get pregnant." I asked her what she was talking about and she told me it takes conscious effort to become pregnant and if she didn't want to be she would never conceive.
She tried to argue that we could get to the moon easier if we just built a spaceship that could go underwater, and flew it through the ocean to the moon during the day time [sic] rather than straight up.
My ex thought that whenever I missed his call, the phone would still be ringing even after it went to voice mail [sic]. I got at least three voice mails [sic] a week that consisted of silence and the odd annoyed, impatient sigh.
"Oh wow, Halloween is on Friday the 13th this year!" no, no its not.
I can't get my girlfriend to understand that celsius and fahrenheit are the same thing... she thinks celsius is cold and fahrenheit is hot.
She argued with me for 30 minutes that africa [sic] was one country.
When he told me, quite seriously, about how people with enough willpower can survive by photosynthesis.
I fucking swear to God I'm not making this up. Back in 2006 my ex-wife fell for the Nigerian Prince scam, and gave out our bank account number.
And you thought the guys YOU'VE dated are dumb.