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Red flags of the dating world

Dating is great because it lets you get to know a person before making a commitment. All too often, though, we ignore obvious warning signs in the beginning that lead to serious trouble down the road when things get more serious.

Patrick Allan at Lifehacker goes into detail on situations men and women should watch for in potential lovers, and what traits aren’t worth the time and heartache…

…because you are worthy of respect, there are other fish in the sea, and, no, you will not die alone only to be found half-eaten by the dog if you do not put up with someone else’s crap.

They’re Rude to Waitstaff, Ushers, Etc.

If you’re meeting Joey for dinner, and he’s rude to your server for no reason, it’s a good indicator of how he treats people in general. He might be all smiles toward you early on, but that’s because he’s still trying to impress you. The same red flag applies to any service industry folk, like ticket takers, ushers, baristas, and bartenders. But, as commenter There Wolf, There Castle points out, you should watch how they relate to all people in your vicinity. If Joey is being rude to your server and making rude comments about a couple at a different table, he’s probably just a rude dude…

They’re Flat Out Disrespectful (Beyond Playful, Mutual Teasing)

Poking fun at each other can be cute, but there’s a line…If Amanda says something that comes across as truly hurtful, say something about it. If Amanda doesn’t stop, or it gets worse because you brought it up, there’s clearly a problem. Commenter LARPkitten suggests Amanda may be trying to break down your self-esteem and gain the upper hand so she can control you. If you leave it unchecked, it could lead to an abusive relationship down the line…

Full story at Lifehacker.

Looking for love in all the wrong places.

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