Watch Out for These Dating Red Flags
Dating is tough, and sometimes it can be a nightmare. First, you need to find someone interesting enough to date. Then, you have to figure out when and where to meet, pick an outfit that makes you feel confident, travel to the meeting place, and be ready for small talk. After the initial greetings, the real challenge begins: is this someone who you want to spend lots of time with? Also, are you so excited about this person that you might be overlooking some warning signs?
Best Life, a lifestyle magazine, collaborated with therapists and dating experts to compile a list of dating red flags you should never ignore. And they’re things that you can look for on the first date.
Leading their list is someone who refrains from expressing any opinions. According to their experts, if a person readily agrees with everything you say, proceed with caution. They may be avoiding revealing aspects about themselves that could signal incompatibility, creating a false impression of shared interests. This behavior might be an attempt to manipulate you into seeing them as the perfect partner.
Following this red flag is someone who fails to ask you any questions. A balanced conversation is crucial for a successful first date, and if you find yourself being the sole interrogator, take note. One of their experts emphasizes the importance of both individuals actively participating in the conversation to genuinely understand each other.
On the flip side, the third red flag on their list is someone who bombards you with too many questions. If you leave the date feeling like you’ve shared a lot about yourself while learning little about them, it could indicate that they are concealing something or assessing you based on internal criteria like your life position, wealth, or social circle, as highlighted by the study.
These aren’t the only red flags they mention. Some of the others include interrupting you, being pushy, and bringing up exes. Check out the full list of red flags here.