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Red Flags to Consider When Meeting Someone New

Don't get us wrong, we like meeting new people. It's just that after you've met enough new people, you get a sense of when someone might be dishonest, or potentially meaner than they seem. Here are some dating red flags that made people lose interest immediately.

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    Text - Tylermcd93 19.5k points 3 days ago They immediately talk shit about a stranger. AltrdFate 5.4k points 3 days ago I went to a meetup recently and got some drinks with the people after. One guy gave me a bad vibe. He seemed like he had a really low tolerance for other people messing up and being a little awkward. He was like, "yeah I was a little bit nervous about going to the meetup but then I realized that there are some really fucking weird people and there's no reason to be nervous" Jus
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    Text - AlertWriter 18.0k points 3 days ago S They are proud calling themselves jerks, two-faced and other very questionable "qualities"
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    Text - TheMeowMeowMachine 17.9k points 3 days ago I once met a girl who told me she'd stabbed her ex partner and didn't believe in human rights; all within about 5 mins
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    Text - Whaleballoon 17.8k points 3 days ago edited 2 days ago You barely know them but suddenly you are their best friend. Everyone else is just AWFUL. You are so special and awesome. Especially at listening to their (many) problems. Because you are so empathetic and smart and insightful....Dont run. Sprint.
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    Text - DeathSpiral321 17.5k points 3 days ago Feeling worse after meeting them than you did before. Sometimes the person just seems off, but you can't put a finger on what exactly. Over time, you realize that your gut instinct was correct.
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    Text - contra11 16.7k points 3 days ago S When everything is about them.
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    Text - brokendowndryer 16.0k points 3 days ago S If they make plans with you and the cancel later because they got a better offer.
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    Text - brutusjeeps 14.0k points 3 days ago More specific to dating, but If someone always plays the victim in their other relationships e.g. calling all their exes crazy. If they describe 1-2 people, ok maybe they had bad taste or got unlucky. If everyone they dated was "crazy", then they should probably look in the mirror. On a related note, I always watch out for people who introduce others badly. If the first thing you say about people is "omg this person looks funny" or "they're a bitch" Im
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    Text - InkMage 94 11.0k points 3 days ago Always look out for the two-sheds: those people who can't go for five minutes without one-upping someone else. Not gentlemanly empathizing and sharing their experiences, but taking the whole "that's nothing; listen to my story" route.
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    Text - binguchoi 10.3k points 3 days ago edited 2 days ago S When they engage more about themselves than contribute to the conversation. I've met a few people who would talk all the problems they've had and would hardly ask any questions back. I've always felt so uncomfortable in these scenarios and usually don't pursue in a relationship with these types of people.
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    Text - i_am_a_goat_baa 8.6k points 3 days ago Gets angry over the smallest thing. The cashier shorted you a dollar when giving change? Mistakes happen. Doesn't mean he/she was trying to scam you.
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    Text - AdamMKE 8.5k points 3 days ago If they start talking about their MLM (multi level marketing) scheme. They see you as a prospect not a friend.
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    Text - Promptographer 8.5k points 3 days ago When a guy has absolutely nothing to say other than overly romantic/sexual stuff, or your possible future together, right after meeting. It's creepy and you don't even get to know each other better cause there's no conversation happening. nateryland 5.8k points 3 days ago God this happens to me all the time on dates. Some guys just have nothing else to say besides flirting and sexual comments and I just wanna know your favourite fucking colour god fuc
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    Text - CurlSagan 5.9k points 3 days I don't know if it's a red flag, but I opened friend's fridge and there were 5 mostly-empty jumbo- sized jars of mayo, like twelve 2 liters of generic soda, and a load of damp hot dogs just kinda sitting on a plate like they were waiting for something, ominously. I took a peek in his freezer and there were about 50 Banquet pot pies, stacked all the way to the door. They were all "sausage and gravy." I bought one the next time I was shopping and I've got to say
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    Text - b6109 24.6k points 3 days ago A guy at work always tells new people how much he hates being married. Apparently loves his wife but hates being married. Then goes on to say she doesn't let him drink because he "becomes a nightmare to be with" - pretty sure he drank in excess on a regular basis - and that she will divorce him if she catches him The dude still drinks and drives home to his wife. He keeps a toothbrush and toothpaste in a bag that he hides in a bush near his house so that she
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    Text - the_real_grinningdog 5.8k points 3 days ago Award from... I met a guy in the US earlier this year and, after hello, he literally said "Im a venture capitalist and I just made $10million from a company that Google bought out". He then started banging on about Google basically giving them money to go away. To be honest sympathised with Google. (Caveat: it might have been Facebook or Microsoft. I stopped listening pretty quickly)
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    Text - jynxalicious_ 5.8k points 3 days ago They keep interrupting or continue to use shortened version of my name after specifically telling them not to
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    Text - Dirty_Rotten_Bastard 2.2k points 3 days ago Leaving their rubbish on resturaunt tables or cinemas floors, being mean to their friends, being on their phone the whole time or constantly pushing their opinions onto you
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    Text - First-Fantasy 1.5k points 3 days ago They volley their work jargon to you as a power move.
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    Text - JenivereDomino 1.3k points 3 days ago . edited 2 days ago If they quickly become enamoured or shower you with too much praise before getting to know you Especially if they put on a much too intense display of love and affection - I don't mean flirting, I mean declaring their love or emotional affection, or being overly generous. This can be a red flag warning of someone who is abusive, either as a relationship or even as a friend. Abusive people at first, and usually for the first few mon
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    Text - House_of_ill_fame 1.2k points 3 days ago Had a cab driver yesterday afternoon who kept commenting on every school girl with a short skirt, so, that i guess
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