Red flags got me like…
Posted by thebitterlemon
A few weeks ago, my favorite radio show, “Johnjay and Rich,” got to talking about red flags in dating. Now, red flags are nothing new, but a lot of the red flags they were talking about were silly — like, don’t date a guy if he wears cargo pants.
If wearing cargo pants is the worst thing my non-existent boyfriend does, then I’ve got it made. But, it got me thinking about red flags. Everyone has a different idea of what’s okay and not okay when it comes to dating, but what are the standards? What’s got some dataaaaa behind it (I’m an analyst for a living)?
Turns out Elite Daily is serving up the stats on men who take selfies. Yup, they’re psychopaths. No, I’m serious.
Of course, the article is a little dramatic, acting like the “guy” takes selfies at every corner. I’m sure there are SOME guys like that, but I’ve had hot guys send me selfies and I don’t think it was psycho… I thought it was cute. Maybe I’M the psycho?
But, when you think about it, taking selfies IS kind of a girl thing, right? And, speaking of selfies, what ever happened to this musical gem?
Now, we can’t put all the blame on the men, so I found an article on women. Huffington Post published an article on types of single women to avoid… oh here we go. Check out #1 —
1. Debbie P. Drunkerson. The P stands for party. Feels most comfortable in bars and loves staying out late with friends. Note: People who don’t party are “boring.”
Hrmm…. I stay sober… from time to time.
The list continues with your standard stereotypes, and in all honesty, I don’t think ANY of them describe me. Wheww…
So, what are some of your red flags? I know mine have changed over the years. Off the top of my head, here are a few of my red flags.
- Can’t hold a steady job
- Doesn’t have goals
- Lacks work ethic
- Is dishonest/hypocritical
- Doesn’t have any childhood or longterm friends
- Says one thing, does another
- Is accusatory
So let’s hear it — I want to know your red flags and, if you’re willing, how you came up with them!
Posted on November 19, 2015, in Light Pulp and tagged blog, dating, Holly A. Phillips, life, love, psychopath, psychotic, red flags, selfie, single, social media, The Bitter Lemon. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.