20 Red Flags To Avoid When You Start Dating Someone New

Getting into a new relationship is a great experience because people go through the “honeymoon” phase. This means that everything will be great at the beginning and that the new couple will love spending time with each other. However, things are not always what they seem and therefore, today we are going to present some red flags that relationship experts advise people to take into account whenever they want to start a new relationship.

20. New Relationships


Did you just get in a new relationship and life seems like it couldn’t get much better? This is the “honeymoon” phase that we previously mentioned. However, relationship experts are advising that you shouldn’t let this phase fool you. Check out the next picture to see why.

19. Keeping Secrets


Even though your new boyfriend or girlfriend might seem like the ideal partner, there are some secrets that they are keeping away from you and today we are going to reveal to you all the red flags that you need to look out for so that you don’t get fooled by the early stages of love. With that said, let’s get into it.

18. Bad Habits


The first advice that relationship experts have for new couples is to make sure that they don’t find excuses to justify the bad behavior of their partner. This is something that nearly everyone does when they are in love, but things will get much worse as time goes on and the bad behavior or bad habits are not going to be excusable in the future.

17. Rude Person


One of the biggest red flags is when your partner is rude to people such as waitresses and retail workers who are simply doing their jobs. No one wants to date a rude person.

16. Doesn’t Respect Boundaries


If your partner ever tries to push past your boundaries and doesn’t care if you get uncomfortable, then you need to call it quits as fast as you can. Partners who do this to their lovers will usually force them to do things that they don’t want by making them feel guilty.

15. Exaggerating The Truth


Trust is everything in a relationship and therefore if your partner keeps exaggerating the truth, then he or she will never be trustworthy. Compulsive liars are always a negative influence in your life.

14. Financial Problems


Assuming that you and your partner are no longer teenagers, then you shouldn’t date someone who is a financial mess. Learning how to be financially independent is a valuable skill that everyone should have and no one wants to have to deal with someone who keeps asking to borrow money.

13. Always Late


Relationship experts say that if your partner is always late and doesn’t even tell you about it, then this is a big red flag telling you that you should avoid this relationship. Being late once or twice is okay, but being always late and not telling you in advance is a sign of disrespect.

12. Control Freak


Is there something more annoying than dating a control freak? You don’t want someone to tell you what to do every single day and therefore, you should make sure to figure out if your new partner gets angry when things don’t go his or her way.

11. Late Night


Relationships experts are saying that if your new partner only meets you late at night, then this means that he or she is interested only in sex and not in having a healthy relationship. 

10. Always On Their Phone


Another big red flag that you should look out for is if your date is always on the phone. Even though phone addiction might be a real thing, the fact that your date doesn’t take your eyes off it means that his or her social media newsfeed is more important than you.

9. Jealous


People are who super jealous right from the start of the relationship should be avoided. This shows that they have a control problem and that they will get super attached to you.

8. Unusual Reactions


If your new partner has unusual reactions to regular stuff, then you need to start looking somewhere else for love. This means that your new partner is going to let his or her emotions take over every time something doesn’t go their way.

7. Changes


Relationship experts say that people who feel like their partner is trying to change them should get out of that relationship as soon as possible. These type of people are categorized as control freaks and they aren’t any good.

6. Abusive 


Even though this is a no-brainer, we have to mention it anyways. Make sure to never get in a relationship with someone who is abusive. This type of relationship never ends well.

5. Communication Is Key


Everyone has issues as a couple and there’s no way to avoid them. However, communication is key to solving them and therefore, if your partner doesn’t talk through problems, then he or she is no good.

4. They Feel Entitled


If your partner feels entitled, then you should do your best to find a way out of that relationship. This means that your partner doesn’t care about anything and want everyone to do everything that he says.

3. Living With Their Parents


This red flag depends on the age of your partner, but someone who still lives with their parents despite being an adult doesn’t show promise. This means that the person relies on someone else to pay their bills, cook food and take care of them.

2. False Promises


If your partner keeps making promises without ever delivering, then this is also another big red flag that tells you to get out of the relationship.

1. Talking Bad About Their Ex


The last advice that we are going to leave you with is when your partner keeps badmouthing their ex. This means that your partner still has feelings for the ex and that it’s going to take a long while before the ex becomes a “thing” of the past.

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