After years of being in the dating circuit, you kind of don’t want to make the same mistakes all over again…and again…. “Lists are a good tool”, I thought to myself. So I made one. I must say though, this is a very personal list, and by no means would I presume my red flags are your red flags – so just keeping it real here 🙂
- He is rude to the waitress / waiter
Very often, people that are rude to the service staff purely because they see themselves as being in a “higher” position, translates into them being very arrogant in other areas of life.
- He is comfortable with saying “little lies”
The distance between outright lying when you are comfortable with little lies is not that big of a jump.
- He needs me to constantly validate his looks
A bit of positive reinforcement, especially at the beginning of the relationship, is quite understandable. A constant demand for compliments, is not.
- A substantial part of his life revolves around social media
If his life is intertwined in social media -to the point it is intrinsically a part of his real life- this is not something I want to be a part of.
- He is not genuinely interested in my life
So, what’s the point? Why am I here?
- Brings his ex up regularly during conversation
If you are not over her, you are not over here.
- Checks his phone while we’re in the middle of a conversation
There are manners, and then manners we really do care about. This for me is a cardinal sin. You grab your phone in the middle of a talk, and I am gone by the time you look up.
- Talks the whole evening about himself
If he can’t share the mic, then this is a solo act.
- Doesn’t follow up on his promises – even the little ones
If you can’t make good on your promises, then don’t make them.
- Incompatible sense of humor
If you can’t laugh together, that’s not good. If there’s only one laughing all the time, that is worse.
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