Let's say that I've met a guy who seems perfect. We go out and we are having a great time. While we're dancing he tells me that he likes women who obey their husbands. All the magic is gone, I just want to go home and do a crossword puzzle.How can I say that he took my joy away and made me lost interest?

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    I'm not sure if this actually answers your question, but anyway, how about 'turn off'?
    – Adil Ali
    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:44
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    You could always say that he took your joy away and made you lose interest. If you wanted to be a bit more informal, you could try, "He sucked all the joy out of the evening and made me want to go home and do a crossword puzzle. All the magic was gone." (You're actually doing a pretty good job of describing it in your question; I'm not sure you need any elusive verb. That bit about the crossword puzzle is excellent!)
    – J.R.
    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:54
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    You could say that he was duller than the Monday puzzle. Mar 26, 2015 at 13:15
  • You can say you gave someone else the power to decide how you feel.
    – user6951
    Mar 26, 2015 at 14:43
  • "He ruined my plans for the evening."
    – user3169
    Mar 26, 2015 at 20:10

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You were 'disenchanted' with him before the evening was over.

  • Of course that is not a verb.
    – user6951
    Mar 26, 2015 at 14:42
  • to be "enchanted" has been watered down considerably, but originally meant to describe being under a spell (a chant). So "disenchanted" is quite apt when "all the magic is gone". It means she was suddenly no longer under his spell. Notice how both of these terms (enchant and spell) attribute a magical power to words. Mar 27, 2015 at 7:03

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