Ladies, there are certain warning signs that men display that should be red flags that make you run like hell. Can you recognize them?
1. He has serious mood swings.
Does he behave differently alone with you than he does in a social setting? If you see him laughing and flirting at a party and then suddenly become sullen and withdrawn when you approach — chances are, he is using you. You are not a doormat — get up and walk away.
2. He doesn’t get along with your friends.
Any of them … not a single one of them. That’s a red flag! Yes, we can’t possibly like all people all the time. But, if he can’t find something in common with at least one of your friends — something is wrong. Are you ready to spend the rest of your life mediating between your boyfriend and your friends, or worse, lose all your friends? If not, run the other way.
3. He does not have close friends of his own.
While it’s true that not everyone is a social butterfly who is constantly surrounded by a pack of buddies, by the age of 30, you should have developed at least one lasting friendship. Just ONE! The few guys from work he meets over a beer to discuss office issues — those are not friends, those are colleagues and acquaintances (don’t let him tell you otherwise). If he could not hold onto a single friendship, think about your future relationship? Will he be able to (or desire to) hold onto you? You may want to consider running.
4. He flies off the handle when he imagines you’re looking at another guy.
Jealousy may feel flattering to you in the first ten minutes of your relationship. You may even find it cute on your second date when he gets nasty with a waiter he thinksflirted with you. However, before you know it, he demands to know your hourly coordinates and insist that your male friends are not really friends (they’re just merely pretending so to get into your pants).
Trust me, even after you break up, this guy will follow you and your new beau all over town and make scenes every chance he gets. So run before it’s too late. Seriously, on this one, 100 percent RUN!
5. He’s rude to people.
If you see him snapping at a server in a restaurant or yelling at a cashier in a grocery store, please flee.
Many women make the mistake of dismissing rudeness, as long as it’s not directed toward them. But think about spending the rest of your life feeling uncomfortable in front of and apologizing to most of the people you meet … many of whom are your friends and colleagues. Doesn’t sound good? Then run the other way from this guy!