This post has not been vetted or endorsed by BuzzFeed's editorial staff. BuzzFeed Community is a place where anyone can create a post or quiz. Try making your own!Buzz·Posted on Mar 29, 201318 Ways To Avoid True LoveAfter all, not everyone wants to live happily ever after.by offtherecordCommunity ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Keep people you're not crazy about "on the back burner." thesocialshrink.blogspot.com Hoarding is GREEDY. Let them find their true loves. 2. Play games of text chicken. memegenerator.net 3. Be "nice" by constantly agreeing. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF gifs-for-the-masses.tumblr.com Have an opinion, damnit! Otherwise, you're likely a liar or an idiot. 4. Find a little love on the side. cheatmeet.com I mean REALLY?! 5. Try some negging. ohnoa.com You're not smooth. You're an asshole.Cyanide and Happiness by Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin and Dave McElfatrick. 6. Wait an arbitrary number of days for post-date contact. mancouch.com Follow your bliss, people. The "rules" are for dunces. 7. Check your phone for "work emergencies" during a date. lolsheaven.com RUDE. Art by Dan Piraro 8. Over-text...and under-text! helloamanda.com 9. Get creative with the details in your online profile. danielctw.com She TOTALLY won't notice. 10. Be a dating elitist. s1137.photobucket.com 11. Make fake future plans you have no intention of keeping. style.news.am If you're not into it, just be nice. There's no need to plant false seeds of expectation. 12. Kiss and run. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF room42.tumblr.com It's pretty simple. If you don't like someone, don't kiss them. Spare them the agony and the confusion. 13. Date only while under the influence. flatrock.org.nz Alcohol is a great social lubricant, but if you can't sustain a date without drinking, you're probably better off with someone else. 14. Subject your date to your standup routine. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF sothenshe.com There are mirrors for that. 15. Strategically plan dates that show off your secret talents. moneymanagement.org ANNOYING. 16. Come out of the woodwork after complete radio silence. kgbyardsale.blogspot.com You weren't interested before? SUCKS FOR YOU. 17. Adhere to an absurd dating checklist. specialkindofstupid.com 18. Lie whenever it seems convenient. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF tumblr.com Dating is hard. Keep it real, people.