We all know how the saying goes: you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince/princess. Dating takes a lot of time and energy. It’s especially draining when we finally think we’ve found our prince/princess and they turn out to just be another frog.
However, there are certain red flags that could pop up right away on a first date. In order to avoid wasting any more of your precious time and energy, look out for these first-date red flags.
- They talk about sex. Immediately you should be able to get a sense of someone’s intentions with you – especially if they’re talking about sex the whole time! You aren’t there looking for a situationship, you’re looking for an actual relationship. While this part may come sooner rather than later, you at least want to be sure there’s an emotional connection there for the both of you.
- They talk about their ex. We already coveredhow much talk about your exwith your new boo is considered to be inappropriate. If it’s happening on the first date? Take it as a warning! The date is supposed to be all about you and that person – not someone from their past. Unless you mutually agree to bring the topic up, there’s no reason why you would want to be hearing about someone’s extra baggage or unhealed trauma from a breakup on the first date.
- They talk about your future together. Runaway fast if there’s any talk about introducing you to the parents or wanting to start a family of your own together! This is a sign of “love bombing.” Remember that this person technically still doesn’t know you at all. You two are practically strangers to each other.