Red flags got me like…

Wait, let me take a selfie.
Wait, let me take a selfie.

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!

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