Dating is fun. But it can also be a downright disaster. How many times have you ended up heartbroken and didn’t see it coming?
So if you don’t want to waste your time, you have to be prepared. Look out for anyone who does these things.
1. They lie even with the smallest things
If they can lie about what they did over the weekend, they can lie about big things, too. Honesty and trust are the foundations of a healthy and secure relationship. If someone is inconsistent with their stories, how can you trust them in the long run?
One white lie is understandable enough, but when you find someone constantly lying and changing their story, you should run the other way.
2. They hide their phones
It’s one thing to protect your privacy. It’s another thing when someone gets really sketchy about it.
Someone who is trustworthy wouldn’t go to such lengths to keep their phones or computer from you.
I’m not saying they should give you their passwords and access to their emails. Every couple should establish healthy boundaries. But if they’re not allowing you anywhere close to their phone, there’s something fishy.
This is a serious warning sign. It means they’re hiding something and you can’t trust them. And without trust, a relationship can’t grow.
3. They look down on you
A little competitiveness is good for any relationship. But you should never tolerate someone who always puts you down.
You should be with someone supportive, someone who celebrates your success. Not someone who looks down on what you do.
As they say, you are the sun. Don’t let anyone else dim your light.
4. They’re extremely jealous
Extreme jealousy, especially at the beginning of a relationship is a serious sign of toxic behavior. Sure, it’s flattering when someone is protective of you. But unreasonable jealousy doesn’t signal a secure start.
In fact, jealousy can grow into more serious toxic patterns like manipulation, control, and even abuse.
The foundation of a healthy and happy relationship is based on trust and respect.
A jealous person is unable and unwilling to trust you and respect you. It’s really as simple as that.
5. They’re constantly talking about their ex
Another dead giveaway is if they’re always talking about their ex. worse, is if they’re talking negatively about the past.
Usually, it’s a sign they’re not over their previous relationship. And you don’t want to be caught as a rebound.
However, it can also be a sign that they blame their ex and take no responsibility for the breakup. This might mean they will never acknowledge their destructive behaviors in your relationship, too.
6. They don’t respect your boundaries
It’s true, a good relationship is where compromises are made. But even when you’re a couple, there are certain lines that should never be crossed.
If you’re dating someone who’s always making you do things you’re uncomfortable with, it’s not a good sign for the future.
BY: Mavis Davor