So, guess what time it is? Yep… time to spot some red flags!
Lauren Chanel took to Twitter to bring up an interesting question:
what’s a simple red flag that has never failed you? something small like a person quoting 48 laws of power.
— Lauren Chanel | michellehux.eth (@MichelleHux) January 23, 2021
She makes reference to the 48 laws of power, a weird little book beloved largely by people who maybe take their own domination and manipulation of the world around them a touch too far. Thus, likely a red flag.
But there are plenty more where that came from, aren’t there, Twitter?
13. Bad Tipping
Oh so you wanted to come out and have a nice time but you can’t spare a tiny bit extra?
bad tippers are usually bad ppl https://t.co/t4YGs2oMQq
— Astead (@AsteadWesley) January 24, 2021
12. Love bombing
For real, cults do this stuff.
Being “love-bombed”. You shouldn’t want to spend your every waking moment wanting to talk to me or be around me.
It’s a form of control, so whether friend or romantic relationship, this has never failed to foretell problems. https://t.co/Pm82o2BTDS
— Tiffani Ashley Bell (@tiffani) January 24, 2021
There is something inherently dehumanizing about it.
Any man who uses ‘female’ when talking about women. As a Francophone, this is a no brainer because female is only used for female animals in French. https://t.co/vdxwPKMGGy
— Jordan Sumbu (@JordanSumbu) January 24, 2021
Don’t be the litter bug – that’s the worst kind of bug.
Littering-so, you think someone should clean up after you or you just don’t give a fuck about the environment?
— Jess (@HuchHouse) January 24, 2021
9. Bringing it back to me
It demonstrates often that you can’t think of people outside of yourself.
Someone who always has to relate to what you’ve said with an anecdote about themselves. Like, I believed you could understand what I was trying to say, but then you brushed me off and emphasized your own experience about it, so now I think you’re a narcissist
— Rebecca Stuart (@beccastuart85) January 25, 2021
8. You’re the exception
That almost makes me suspicious of me.
when someone says they don’t usually find women interesting/attractive/smart/funny/whatever, but they think *I’M* great. No need to devalue others to tell me you like me! And if you don’t like most women or most other people, I probably won’t like you???
— kelly (@kjxoxo) January 24, 2021
7. TAXPAYIN ‘MERICANS
That’s all of us, Greg, calm down.
“Taxpayers.” Anyone who refers to the rights of taxpayers is probably ignoring the rights of a whole lot of human beings. Humans are more than the money they pay into their government.
— Laggan Vaxxed Still Masked (@Velvetpage) January 25, 2021
6. Don’t touch
You’re thinking of doin’ it aren’t ya?
Casually standing too close to paintings or sculptures at the museum. https://t.co/TEmJdNppRp
— Ariel Dumas (@ArielDumas) January 25, 2021
5. Playing the victim
Maybe the problem is actually you?
Took me an embarrassingly long time ti learn that if someone is always the victim in the stories of their life, they are going to be a really difficult partner https://t.co/74WGrixUXj
— Kaitlyn Greenidge (@surlybassey) January 24, 2021
4. Not inquisitive
Let’s keep this all about me, please.
not asking me any questions on a date https://t.co/O0u11sGYB0
— Talia Bracha Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) January 24, 2021
3. No woman, no why
Who is John Galt?
Who the heck cares.
From a creative point of view: a dude who can't/won't list a woman (and preferably more than one) as a significant creative influence and/or as a creative peer. Equally flag-worthy: when the one woman they consider an influence is Ayn Rand. https://t.co/BZxdnXzeyZ
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) January 24, 2021
2. Story time
If you take the time to curate and broadcast every waking instant of your life, there might be something going on there.
this https://t.co/ylQ8ETo7er pic.twitter.com/vwkfiCgyZT
— shai-hulud gilgeous-alexander (@_baback) January 24, 2021
1. Devil’s advocate
It’s a neat way to toss out your completely uncaring opinion without revealing it as your own.
"Let me play devil's advocate"
Imma stop you right there https://t.co/fU228KiMOT
— Gwenda Bond ? NOT YOUR AVERAGE HOT GUY out now! (@Gwenda) January 24, 2021
Man, I am definitely seeing red.
What are some others we’ve missed here?
Tell us in the comments.