culture 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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619 223
Never following through on things, then making excuses about why

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2
552 202
Being selfish and always putting his needs first

3
456 162
The seeming, constant inability to be thoughtful or attentive

4
550 216
Being unable to admit it when he's wrong

5
571 238
Being rude, condescending, or excessivly teasing

6
412 164
Constantly shifting the focus away from you - and to himself

7
507 217
Using rationalizations like "I'm just being honest" to justify hurting your feelings

8
589 263
Showing more interest in his phone than you

9
463 193
Being seemingly incapable of empathy

10
548 246
Being unable to listen without constantly interrupting

11
449 195
Drinking a lot or using drugs all the time

12
407 178
Expecting you to always clean up after him

13
433 200
Being laid back to the point that he has no ambitions at all

14
431 206
Being too controlling, jealous, or clingy

15
416 197
Constantly complaining and having an overly pessimistic outlook on life

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383 178
Dropping weird, vague hints instead of communicating clearly, like a normal person

17
430 221
Dropping hints and humblebragging about his "player" lifestyle or excessively promiscuous past

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382 216
Being disrespectful to waiters or retail workers

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325 181
Not being able to keep himself and/or his environment reasonably clean

20
357 215
Making sexist, racist, or homophobic comments

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321 194
Constantly expecting you to pick up the bill

22
198 106
Judyt added Putting You Down Publicly and Privately:

23
302 192
Being excessively sarcastic or having major trouble being sincere

24
285 201
Being a total push-over and/or incapable of making his own decisions

25
273 218
Not having a life, friends, or hobbies of his own

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41 17
Sarah Rasch added Being Secretive and Deceitful.

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26 27
Sarah Rasch added Not Including You or Not Inviting You When He Goes Somewhere

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14 30
Sheila Jenkins added Comparing You to Your Face With Women He Thinks Are Hotter.