Tales of dating and danger


Back in my day, you put your phone in your purse, and you only checked it when you were going to the bathroom. If your date texts and checks a couple things on their phone from time to time, no big deal.

And if you're someone like me who's too trusting, having some knowledge beforehand of dating red flags can save you tons of disappointment in the future.

As a former Domestic Violence Victim Advocate and Planned Parenthood Certified Responsibility Educator, the group sessions I lead about how people got involved with their bad partners usually ended with some version of "I should have seen it from that first date" or "I should have trusted my instincts." Because abusive tendencies and jerk behaviors tend to peek out in tiny ways, even in the very beginning.

They can be subtle, so no shame if you missed the signs that were pointing you in the face. But just in case you need a little bit of a road map, here are some things to look out for. Check It Out: Red Flags, , Amazon I don't like to be the romance police, because if someone seems too good to be true, maybe they really are the one for you.

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Sure, it could just be some ADHD or a hatred for waiting in lines, but it could also mean that your date is used to, and expects, having things their way.

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