Dating relationships warning signals

Sometimes our own experiences make it difficult for us to recognize unhealthy behavior or warning signs, so I hope this list acts as a guide to help you protect yourself and help you stop wasting your valuable time!

If you are dating someone and you ask them a normal question and you feel they are being evasive, it’s worth noting and communicating that you would like to get to know them better.

Some people may just be painfully shy, but if it is not just shyness, you will see a pattern of avoidance in the communication – and do you really want to be in a relationship with someone who is hard to get to know or secretive?

Don’t be blinded by the fact that it flatters you – really think about whether this behaviour is ok with you.

If you were on a date with someone and you were sitting there having a drink and they reached over and grabbed your breasts, would that be ok?

If you are on your first or second date and they are constantly talking about or blaming their ex (or ex’s), this indicates to me that something is unresolved about their last relationship.

As you get to know someone, you will obviously share histories and more about your past, but the warning sign I am referring to is when they keep talking in a blaming way about a past relationship early on in the dating process.

Also, when you meet with people in the beginning stages of dating, YOU need to dictate where it’s going to be.

And then if you like each other, you can go on to lunch or dinner. I had an ‘eight date’ rule, but that’s just my way of doing things and you will decide what makes sense for you.

And the truth is, being aware of these warning signs will prevent you from wasting your precious time in your beautiful one-of-a-kind life.

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