An example of a red flag would be if you found yourself on a date with someone who could not stop talking about their ex.They may be a fantastic person, and eventually make a great partner, but right now they’re not ready.Your job is to pay attention to that red flag and not pursue them.
Maybe they’re attentive and chivalrous to you, but treat the waiter, bartender, and/or valet poorly.
Or maybe they claim they’re ready for a long-term relationship, but their wandering eye tells you otherwise.
To get the most out of your dating life, it’s important to understand that actions speak louder than words.
When someone’s actions are contrary to their words, this is not only a red flag, it’s gut-check time.
are so last century, a new dating handbook has yet to be created in the new millennium. The truth is there are no hard and fast rules, but the following guidelines should help you navigate the tricky terrain known as your dating life.
Rule #1: Listen to Your Gut Whether you’re on a date, communicating with someone you meet online, or flirting with a cutie you meet in the flesh, it’s important to pay attention and listen to your gut.
If a potential date’s actions or words set off an internal alarm system, you owe it to yourself to pay attention and act accordingly. For example, if you’ve met someone online and they seem interesting, then you talk to them on the phone and they sound completely different (in a negative way), you may decide not to meet them in person.
A positive example would be if you were on a date with someone and they seemed nervous but well intentioned, your gut might tell you to give them a second chance.
By going on a second date, you’ll gain a better understanding of who they really are and if you’d like to see them again.