It's about 45 minutes long so watch it later while you are filing your expenses or something, but for now, let's talk flags. Because I might as well rename my dating profile Mandy "Red Flag" Stadtmiller. They have a wonderfully vibrant fuschia color to them and look quite stunning in the silhouette of mid-summer moonlight.Anyway, despite my potential disqualification from being able to talk about this -- on account of being so flaggy myself -- these are 10 that for me spell a strong likelihood of certain relationship doom down the road.This list usually includes the elimination of liars, cheaters, manipulators, drug users, etc.
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There's no reason it has to go away if both of you have a great attitude about being together. (Besides, the best of this is cribbed from relationship experts who have helped ME get better at dating myself.)So, what are your red flags?
But the immediate discussion of, "Well if this doesn't work out..." to me is indicative of a larger world view.
Is this really where the person chooses to expend their energy and priorities in life? I once had to tell a man 20 times I was not going to go home with him, and even then he didn't get the message.
Eventually I just left him mid-21st-ask and hailed a cab.
Rudeness Incarnate: If someone is rude to others in front of you after barely knowing you, imagine how you will be treated later. Three women asked if he minded moving over so they could sit together. "Yes, actually, I do mind." I quickly moved to the seat on the other side of him. People Who Share Too Much Too Fast: These people seem to want a relationship, and you fit the bill. Attention is great; too much attention too quickly is not great. Pouters: Profile pictures should always be current and honest depictions.
As my good friend likes to say, "I know you are the greatest, but no one can know that about you in five minutes." If someone talks about long-term plans, coordinates trips or calls/texts multiple times a day when you are in the "let's see if we like each other enough for another date" phase, cut the cord.5. Those who want to know how you can meet their needs are also self-absorbed. People should have at least one profile photo with a smile.
Making this kind of list screams, "I am not ready to date." These people are either not over the last relationship and are telling you everything bad that happened to them, or they have stellar grudge-holding fortitude. Those With A "Woe is Me" Attitude: If you find yourself with anyone who has said any of the following within the first couple of dates, or worse, after only having spoken on the phone, run Forrest, run!
c) "I just don't think I am good enough for you." [This is designed to elicit a speech from you touting the enormous list of attributes that you love about him/her. You will be making lists until the end of time.]d) "I think you like so-and-so better than me." [The best answer to this is "yes." Less work than running and definitely less work than the convincing game this manipulator is trying to make you play.]3. There were two seats beside me and one on the other side of him.
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Red Flag #3: He starts critiquing your body, thinking this is a helpful thing to do. I once had a guy tell me what specific arm-toning exercises he was going to teach me after we slept together for the first time. Red Flag #4: He teases you in a pickup-artist (PUA) negging way, rather than a way that lets you know he has underlying respect for you.
I think life is about constant triaging, and trust me, I can be as petty as the next guy, but patterns and "tells" do emerge.