4 Dating Deal-Breakers Shared by Top Columbus C-Suiters

As the Mid-west’s only executive matchmaking firm, we specialize in working directly with top C-suite executives and business owners. We thoroughly vet, interview and then introduce the city’s most eligible singles; creating chemistry and making hundreds of connections. Part of our success is attributed to having our finger on the pulse of what our clients desire and keeping their personal preference top of mind. We recently asked 25 top C-suite executives (male and female), who are currently single, to share with us their dating deal-breakers:

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is a relentless struggle for busy business professionals; especially compounded when juggling a professional life with dating. Maintaining equilibrium and keeping their professional and personal life separate is critical. Our 25 single C-suiters expressed a common train of thought: the desire to meet someone who is supportive and understanding of the time and focus allocated to their careers. Demanding and chaotic schedules, delayed responses to texts/phone calls – they happen; intolerance and a lack of empathy are a huge red flag and subsequent deal-breaker.


Confidence is a definite prerequisite for dating a successful C-suiter. There is nothing more beautiful than a confident person! While a commanding and cocky attitude may be attractive to some, our single C-suiters prefer someone comfortable in their own skin; versatile with a positive attitude, capable of holding their own in social-settings.


Meeting someone self-reliant with their own life (interests, hobbies, friends, etc.) and an established career is essential for dating a successful C-suiter. They desire to meet someone independent who complements their world; someone ambitious who possesses the wherewithal to challenge them in a positive and productive way. Needy, co-dependent, complacent personalities are a definite deal-breaker.

Healthy Lifestyle

Our 25 single C-suiters were all in agreement that a healthy lifestyle is a significant requirement. Healthy habits – being active, eating right and maintaining a positive attitude are must-have qualities for dating them. The #1 dating deal-breaker was NO smokers.

Nicci Sprouse
Nicci Sprouse
A-LIST Introductions is a members-only dating and matchmaking firm. We help successful singles thrive by offering: executive matchmaking, dating & relationship coaching, and group dates - empowering our members to connect and grow.