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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604 220
Never following through on things, then making excuses about why

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2
540 197
Being selfish and always putting his needs first

3
445 159
The seeming, constant inability to be thoughtful or attentive

4
541 210
Being unable to admit it when he's wrong

5
563 231
Being rude, condescending, or excessivly teasing

6
454 185
Being seemingly incapable of empathy

7
582 257
Showing more interest in his phone than you

8
498 211
Using rationalizations like "I'm just being honest" to justify hurting your feelings

9
404 159
Constantly shifting the focus away from you - and to himself

10
542 239
Being unable to listen without constantly interrupting

11
443 186
Drinking a lot or using drugs all the time

12
401 170
Expecting you to always clean up after him

13
425 193
Being laid back to the point that he has no ambitions at all

14
427 195
Being too controlling, jealous, or clingy

15
409 189
Constantly complaining and having an overly pessimistic outlook on life

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375 172
Dropping weird, vague hints instead of communicating clearly, like a normal person

17
427 210
Dropping hints and humblebragging about his "player" lifestyle or excessively promiscuous past

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377 206
Being disrespectful to waiters or retail workers

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318 172
Not being able to keep himself and/or his environment reasonably clean

20
351 206
Making sexist, racist, or homophobic comments

21
318 183
Constantly expecting you to pick up the bill

22
190 99
Judyt added Putting You Down Publicly and Privately:

23
295 185
Being excessively sarcastic or having major trouble being sincere

24
281 190
Being a total push-over and/or incapable of making his own decisions

25
268 207
Not having a life, friends, or hobbies of his own

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32 11
Sarah Rasch added Being Secretive and Deceitful.

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12 16
Sheila Jenkins added Comparing You to Your Face With Women He Thinks Are Hotter.

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16 21
Sarah Rasch added Not Including You or Not Inviting You When He Goes Somewhere