Bad hygiene, perpetual laziness, and disrespectful behavior may be some of your dating deal breakers – all of which are definitely understandable. Under no circumstances should you consider dating a guy who’s got issues with these basics. However, on top of all of this, be wary if you see any of the following in a guy you’re eyeing or who’s hitting on you, so you don’t find yourself in the arms of someone who doesn’t deserve you.
8 Dating Deal Breakers Every Smart Girl Should Have On Her List
8. Excessive cockiness
It’s okay to tell your date about some of the things you consider as personal successes. However, as with anything else, there should be balance. So, if he’s talking about his “achievements” and “innate awesomeness” like there’s no tomorrow and he doesn’t even care to pretend he’s interested about what you have to say, one thing’s for sure: you’ve got trouble right in front of you!
With arrogance comes cruelty. Notice how he treats people and other living and non-living things around him. Does his sense of humor revolve around picking on people who don’t fit the description of “good”? Does he hurt plants and animals and show no regard of things that are sentimental and important to you? If so, that’s a surefire sign that he’s a bully and you’ll never know when you’ll be his next victim.
Even if he’s hotter than Jon Snow, you should dump him if he doesn’t know anything about what’s going on around him. There could be a zombie apocalypse in your neighborhood and he wouldn’t be aware of it (and therefore wouldn’t save you) because he doesn’t put an effort into learning new things.
5. Unresolved baggage
Does he mention things that sound like he’s still hung up on his ex-girlfriend? Pay attention to what he says because you sure as hell don’t deserve to be a rebound.
Being protective of you is one thing, but if he’s trying to isolate you from your friends (especially those of the opposite sex) and other people important to you because he “fears” he’ll lose you or because he doesn’t trust these people, then it’s a completely different story – one you shouldn’t want to be a part of.
3. Insane jealousy
There are instances when jealousy benefits a relationship and there are those that tear it apart. If it’s more of the latter because he keeps acting up and being immature, dump him before something worse happens.
If he tells you one thing but does another; if he lies to you and doesn’t admit his faults after you find out the truth; and if he’s never a man of his word, forgive him but don’t ever look back. Regardless of how hot and gorg you might think he is, he’s more trouble than he’s really worth if there’s no ounce of truth in his being.
While some may argue about the saying “Once a cheater, always a cheater”, you’re better off passing on someone with a history of cheating. This is despite of how regretful he may be of what he did in the past. It’s totally okay to want to give him a chance to prove he’s a changed man if you really are attracted to him, but know that there’s a huge risk there, so you’d better prepare for the possible consequences.
So, there you have it, ladies! Be sure to watch out for these red flags, so you can save your precious time and your beautiful heart. Don’t settle for less because you deserve the best!
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