Life gets hard when it hits you that you’re 25 and still single. Or does it? In some cases you have a sudden self-realisation how single you are and in others, it is the society nagging you day and night to ‘settle down’ in life. Either way, you might find yourself looking for your self-worth in others (ouch, was that too in-your-face brutal?) and that is when you really need to look out for red flags despite your need to just find someone for the sake of it.
1. He doesn’t treat all women equally
If he’s super nice and respectful to you but a total jerk to some other girl, you need to exit before it’s too late! I mean of course, there would be exceptions but let’s consider by example. Does he pass snarky comments on how a fellow female colleague who wears western clothing? Does he say the same about you when you wear it? Doubtful.
2. When you just met him a few days ago and he messages you late in the night way too often.
Ladies, be mindful! Love at first sight is (mostly) plain hokum. Make rational decisions not influenced by how charming he is. If he’s texting you “up?” late in the night, every night, it could be an indication of non-seriousness from his side.
3. He casually makes sexist jokes or remarks.
“Of course you can get away with it, you’re a woman!”. It takes a millisecond for a guy to show his true colours when he’s exposed to a chance to blame it on biology!
4. He crosses boundaries way too often.
All girls have their own set of boundaries. Is that right, ladies? It so often happens that the men around you may cross them, not necessarily on purpose of course. But once you have made it clear, the sane ones would respect them. If the guy you’re dating doesn’t take the hint despite you indicating it quite clearly, you need to get out of there before it gets hard to handle.
5. Your gut just doesn’t say he’s the one.
This might sound the most irrational of all the reasons but your gut matters! Sometimes you might not see any flaws in a guy per se but it still doesn’t quite occur to you why you should be with him. It may sound unreasonable but if something from within you just doesn’t agree, it may be in your best interest to not hold on.