10 Dating Red Flags: Protect Yourself from Dating Disaster!

Dr. Susan Edelman
5 min readApr 22

If you’re back on the dating scene, you may have been through a lot. You probably know what you want and what you don’t want in a relationship. But even with all your experience, it might be hard to spot the early warning signs of a bad dating situation.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell what kind of man he is when you are first getting to know each other, because it’s natural for you both to be on your best behavior. Also, you might be tempted to overlook any warning signs and give him the benefit of the doubt. But, it’s important for you to be on the lookout for the danger signs in a relationship that tell you there’s a problem. You want to avoid the pitfalls that can lead to heartache and disappointment.

Don’t ignore any potential problems that would interfere with your chances of finding love and happiness. Remember, knowledge is power. Being aware of red flags with dating makes it easier for you to make informed decisions so that you can avoid dating disasters.

Here are 10 dating red flags to watch out for:

1. He treats the waitress poorly.

If he treats you with respect but is rude to other people, it’s a good sign that he’s not such a good guy. At some point, his best behavior with you will wear off, and he will probably not treat you very well either. Respect is critical in any healthy relationship.

2. He doesn’t listen.

Doeshe ask you the same questions more than once?Does he remember what you’ve told him about yourself? When you are having a conversation at dinner, does he make eye contact with you, or does he sneak glances at his phone? A guy who is really into you will be more interested in hearing what you have to say than checking email, and he’ll pay close attention to what you tell him.

3. He complains about his ex.

If he’s complaining about his ex, it’s likely that he hasn’t moved on emotionally from the relationship. If he’s still hung up on his ex, it can spell trouble for your relationship. Beware if he blames her for the breakup and takes no responsibility. It could be a warning sign about the relationship that he can’t see his role in their troubles. You don’t want to get involved with a man…

Dr. Susan Edelman

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