22 People Share the Moment They Learned They Were Dating Total Dumb Dumbs

Not every relationship goes as planned. Sometimes you find yourself months along in a relationship with your partner and only come to realize that they’re absolutely nothing like what you took them for. Human beings are multi-layered. Some layers are more enjoyable to bear witness to than others. Like, if you realize that you’re dating someone who is out there strolling around looking for the nearest spaghetti tree for the night’s dinner, it might be time to reassess.

1. Just a bit wasteful.

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“When he missed his daily medication, he threw it out instead of just saving it for the next day.” – u/lostinstasis

“Once heard a doctor on a call explaining to a patient that it wasn’t a problem that they took their pill upside down.” – u/blankblank

2. Leaf blowers are the new vacuums.

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“Used the leaf blower to clean the inside of the house.” – u/Towelenthusiast

“I’d have to see the results before passing judgment. I like an innovator.” – u/deleted

3. The dishwasher can’t have pleased.

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“Stacking cups in a dishwasher.” – u/DoctorWafle

“I would be so mad.” – u/MiaRia

4. Love can be confusing.

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“When she said she loved nothing in the world more than Greek mythology, even got a degree related to Greek mythology from University of Arkansas but had no idea who Prometheus and Achilles were.” – u/No-Subject5232

“Sounds like a liar. I don’t think she went to college. Hopefully.” – u/Existing5742

5. That would be convenient.

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“He thought you absorb a gallon of water when you shower, so he didn’t need to drink water.” – u/Wild_Butterscotch_7

“You do absorb some small amount of water in your skin. But nowhere near a gallon.” – u/Araziah

6. To wake up in that world for one day though.

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“She didn’t understand that you actually have to pay what you spent on credit cards. Like the credit amount she had was supposed to be her monthly limit that just resets each month.” – u/alphalegend91

“She invented universal basic income, and it worked for her for a while.” – u/ill_be_out_in_a_minu

7. At least he gave it his best shot.

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“When kids egged his car and he thought the best way to get the egg off was to use steel wool.” – u/SassyAhlie

“So dumb. Next time use bacon.” – u/CantTakeMeSeriously

8. That’d be a serious work grind.

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“An ex thought that commercials were recorded live, and the people on TV were employed to do them over and over again.” – u/Kibbles

“This one is incredible.” – u/jelly_belly321

9. Maybe one day though.

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“When my ex asked me where they grew spaghetti.” – u/YaBoyfriend

“Jokes on you. He was talking about spaghetti squash.” – u/Few_Permission1036

10. Everyone needs a proper crumpet tray.

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“Calls me at work because her crumpets don’t fit in the crumpet tray under the toaster. Crumpet tray?” – u/Whoopdedobasil

“This one is my actual favorite that I actually laughed out loud for.” – u/hardstyleveins

11. Honestly, that’s just frightening.

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“The night I said I thought I smelled gas and then they grabbed a lighter and struck it without hesitation.” – u/USR_115

“There’s normal stupid, and there is put your life at risk stupid.” – u/deleted

12. Sounds like she’s a keeper.

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“The day I told my girlfriend I think I broke my toe and her solution was to yank on it with all her might. It was gout.” – u/jangasaurus

“This is like a two sentence horror story.” – u/spartanmaybe

13. This is not the way.

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“When he said he’d make pancakes and put the dry powder directly in the hot pan.” – u/Sims5evr

“It would have been batter if he added water to the mix.” – u/Byting_Wolf

14. She really pulled a fast one on them.

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“She refused to pay taxes, have a bank account, or pay for public transport.” – u/GreasyBud

“I mean, personally, that would also be the last red flag.” – u/BionicTriforce

15. Maybe some dinosaurs really breathed fire though.

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“We were talking about dinosaurs and he was shocked to hear they were real. Then he proceeded to ask me if they really breathed fire. He thought dinosaurs and dragons were the same thing.” – u/alixnkxng

“To be fair, dragons were likely inspired by dinosaur bones.” – u/deleted

16. Definitely don’t want to have that joint account.

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“When I overheard her complaining I was too worried about money after she financed a 30K car with an insane interest rate while making $15 an hour.” – u/danknadoflex

“I hope it wasn’t a joint account.” – u/LittleMlem

17. Geography isn’t for everyone.

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“He could not find our country on Europe’s map. The countries were written in bold, and the capitals too.” – u/QueenC7

“The real plot twist was they lived in the Americas.” – u/shaunsnj

18. Oh man, that’s a tough stance.

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“She said playing basketball makes you taller. Her proof was all the tall people playing basketball.” – u/rarawieisdit

“Not the first person I’ve met to imply correlation implies causation.” – u/travelingwhilestupid

19. Unfortunately, it’s almost possible to trace her logic.

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“My wife would bring stuff home that said refrigerate after opening, open it, and put it in the refrigerator.” – u/overmonk

“I’m so lost on this one.” – u/aupharo

20. Never too late to pick up a book.

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“Doing a fun fact about me in a group and his was that he’d never read a book.” – u/UnluckyLimit-7968

“That is a fun fact though.” – u/takeitallback73

21. Stay on your toes, flat earthers are everywhere.

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“When she told me she was a flat-earth person.” – u/Flimsy-Reaction-5535

“I would break up with someone at that moment. Right after I finished laughing.” – u/LowResults

22. Absolutely a time traveler.

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“She asked me if I could name all 52 states.” – u/Mcshiggs

“Maybe she’s a time traveler.” – u/mirrorspirit

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