relationships Red Flags That Mean Your Boyfriend Will Be a Dud in a Year  

Ashley Reign
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List Rules Vote up the biggest red flags that mean a guy's got a REALLY short relationship shelf-life.

Is your dude always talking about himself? Or does he humblebrag about his former sexual conquests, like he doesn't have a clue how that might make you feel? Stuff like this can sometimes be innocent - naive, perhaps - but these behaviors could also be relationship red flags. If you're dating a guy and you're trying to figure out how to know he is the one, watch out for the dating red flags below. They might just mean you're dude's gonna turn out a dud after you two settle into a relationship together. 


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594 216
Never following through on things, then making excuses about why

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527 195
Being selfish and always putting his needs first

3
435 155
The seeming, constant inability to be thoughtful or attentive

4
528 208
Being unable to admit it when he's wrong

5
552 227
Being rude, condescending, or excessivly teasing

6
576 251
Showing more interest in his phone than you

7
396 153
Constantly shifting the focus away from you - and to himself

8
446 181
Being seemingly incapable of empathy

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488 208
Using rationalizations like "I'm just being honest" to justify hurting your feelings

10
535 235
Being unable to listen without constantly interrupting

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433 183
Drinking a lot or using drugs all the time

12
396 165
Expecting you to always clean up after him

13
423 190
Being too controlling, jealous, or clingy

14
418 190
Being laid back to the point that he has no ambitions at all

15
402 185
Constantly complaining and having an overly pessimistic outlook on life

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368 169
Dropping weird, vague hints instead of communicating clearly, like a normal person

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424 204
Dropping hints and humblebragging about his "player" lifestyle or excessively promiscuous past

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375 200
Being disrespectful to waiters or retail workers

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313 168
Not being able to keep himself and/or his environment reasonably clean

20
315 178
Constantly expecting you to pick up the bill

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345 201
Making sexist, racist, or homophobic comments

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184 95
Judyt added Putting You Down Publicly and Privately:

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289 181
Being excessively sarcastic or having major trouble being sincere

24
279 184
Being a total push-over and/or incapable of making his own decisions

25
262 203
Not having a life, friends, or hobbies of his own

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28 6
Sarah Rasch added Being Secretive and Deceitful.

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15 14
Sarah Rasch added Not Including You or Not Inviting You When He Goes Somewhere

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10 10
Sheila Jenkins added Comparing You to Your Face With Women He Thinks Are Hotter.