Recognizing red flags in dating
One of the things that allows people with some of these red flags to ‘prosper’ and to continue as normal is acceptance of the behaviour as is, with rarely any questions asked.
If you have someone with any of the above, raise the issue with them, or if it’s serious enough, bail out and don’t look back.
They are normally things that you don’t want to compromise on.
In your mind, as part of the natural process of life and certainly because you want to have a decent mate to have a relationship with, there need to be certain predefined things that you know that you will not accept, regardless of how fabulous he/she is, or that will cause you to pause things and question the problem to clear up the red flag.
Our inability to ask the right questions or even ask any questions at all is the very thing that is coming back to bite us further down when the person is acting out these behaviours and we feel bewildered.
If they have trouble keeping it in check, they’re irrational, violent, and a bit too handy with their fists, be careful that you don’t end up being a human punchbag or being emotionally abused.
If they’re emotionally unavailable, they cannot be truly intimate which means that they cannot commit, which means your relationship is going to halt, or go in fits and starts, and ultimately it’s not really going to go anywhere because it will always have a cap on it.
It’s important to note that we all make a massive effort when we first meet someone but that ultimately we can’t help but slip into our natural selves within the first few dates, plus we can’t control situations and life, which means we get put to the test and inadvertently reveal our true selves.
This is something that the other party does which flags a potential problem either then or further down the line.
Since this is a long post, you can jump to the section that you wish to view by clicking the links below: While the stigma behind online dating sites has rapidly declined in the past few years, it’s a medium that’s not without its pitfalls.
Here are the signs you should look out for when you first make contact with someone: It’s not you; it’s them.
Alternatively, you spot a profile that’s full of information but is overly cheeky, leaving you clueless as to who the person actually is.