Red flags when dating a girl
That hot blonde you've been casually kicking it with (and doing) may be the girl of your dreams - or she could be a nightmare just waiting to rear her ugly, horned head. We've gathered all the clues you need to calculate whether you're hooking up with Miss Right or Miss Holy Shit!Red Flags: One "accidental" case of bumping into you midweek is fine; she could really just be in the neighborhood. She's all cleavage and legs until you get together-then just try to pull her out of that damned sweats-and-ponytail combo.Red Flags: You catch her glancing in the windows of children's-clothing stores and lovingly ogling babies with that misty look in her eyes, all the while maintaining her book of favorite baby names.Exit Strategy: Make yourself the worst potential father figure imaginable.Two or more, however, and you have a definite problem on your hands. Red Flags: If she orders weird drinks, looks uncomfortable at the bar, or spends most of her time hiding behind her purse on the stool, you've got a girl who can't wait to give up the nightlife.Exit Strategy: Cut her off as abruptly and as ruthlessly as possible. A slower breakaway will only leave her thinking you belong together . Exit Strategy: Hit the bars hard until she can't take it anymore. Be sure to tell her how much you appreciate the fact that she's comfortable being plain-and that you're glad she doesn't care about her looks.Start using words like brat and hellion whenever you see anyone under 10.
They blamed themselves—for choosing him, not ending it sooner, for texting him back when they should have remained silent, the list goes on.
Make sure you tell her it's your life goal to "experience" many people. Then she's slipping her hands into your pockets-and reaching for your wallet.
Red Flags: Watch out for her slick attempts to sneak a peek at your shirt label, uncontrollable sneers at generic brands, and a fondness for ordering twin lobster tails when you're getting the lobster bisque. Snag a discarded ATM receipt with an especially low balance the next time you're getting cash and leave it in plain sight for her to find.
As we swapped stories, too often this was a conclusion we came down to. Another said he was too good for the girl he was dating. Women wishing it was a small drawback and not an indication of something bigger.
Then when it didn’t work out they’d feel badly…about themselves.