Five Dating Red Flags: Do Not Continue Dating Him If He Does Any Of These!
The right signs he’s wrong for you.
After taking a few laps in the dating pool, I’ve come to learn the…single swimmer’s etiquette. There are certain rules you just abide by to achieve whatever your desire is, whether it be a messy PG-13 make-out in the bar or going to buy that picket fence with Mr. Right. And while everyone’s list may vary a bit – straighten your hair, get a new lip gloss, wax your face – there are certain standards that should be followed.
At first I was so busy keeping myself in check, that I neglected to hold my date up to the same expectations. But after meeting my share of frogs, I decided it was time to compile a list of standards to weed out the warts to find my Prince.
Ladies, if you see a guy doing any of the following things, it is your right to throw your napkin down, finish those last two sips of Pinot Grigio, and show your date the hand because he is just not worth your precious Friday night. And guys, take note.
1. Don’t make it a group date. In other words, do not put your Blackberry on the table. And take that stupid Bluetooth out of your ear. I am taking time out of my busy schedule to get to know you better, so I don’t need to sip my martini while you laugh at Brad’s e-mail about how drunk he got last night and woke up in the parking lot of a Chinese restaurant, slap your forehead over the score of the Bears game and roll your eyes because your ex is now “In a Relationship” on Facebook. The only reason a guy should ever put his phone on the table is if his wife’s about to go into labor at any second, and if that’s the reason he did, then you have bigger problems.
2. No trespassing. Girls have boundaries, so you need to respect them. If we’re out for drinks on our first date, and two beers in you decide to offer me the “opportunity of a lifetime” and give me a private guitar lesson back at my place, you are going to put out the spark faster than a firefighter. Unless he’s one of those hot firefighters from the calendars you always hear about but never actually see. Then the spark might be okay. And then it’s time to head back to the station. The firefighter and me, you’re out of the equation. Bottom line: unless a girl invites you back to her place, don’t try spilling some cheesy line about private music lessons when we all know you really want to give her private bedroom lessons.