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!