I spend quite a bit of time thinking about dating, boys, and relationships. In fact, these topics are pretty much the only things I think about these days! As I look back at all of my relationships, I realize that I have not been a very smart dater in the past. I am not quite sure how this is even possible, but I somehow managed to ignore all of the red flags in my past relationships. And as a result, every time I broke up with a boy, I was left feeling heart-broken, devastated, and utterly confused. I never imagined that a break-up was in store for me.
And that’s when it occurred to me. If I never paid attention to these red flags in my relationships, then surely there are other girls out there who are ignoring them too. Right???
So girls, if you do ever manage to score yourself a boyfriend, promise me that you won’t allow the same types of things happen to you that I allowed happen to me. You have to pay attention to the red flags!
(And just for the record, everything you’re about to read is true.)
Red Flags That Your Relationship Is Over
- If he calls you fat or tells you “that you need to work on it” within the first week of dating.
- If he refuses to have sex with you out of “fear that you could get pregnant”.
- If he won’t introduce you to his parents (or close friends) after dating him for 2+ years.
- If you are living together and sleep in separate beds and/or bedrooms.
- If he only gives you “4 minutes of cuddle time” after having sex with him and then proceeds to set a timer.
- If he refuses to hold your hand in public because it will “mess up his game”
- If he asks you to only contact him between the hours of 9:00AM – 5:00PM on weekdays
- If he introduces you as “his friend” to others.
- If he has no interest in ever hanging out with you alone.
- If you have the “break-up” talk every Sunday.
Remember, if you happen to experience any single one of these things first-hand…start preparing yourself for the inevitable break-up. Because it’s not a matter of if it’s going to happen. It’s a matter of when it’s going to happen.