Dating comes with its peculiarities. You don’t know who you can trust and if the person you’re seeing has genuine intentions or not. Unfortunately, most of us tend to find those things out the hard way. Here are a few red flags you should be wary of in your relationship:
He is a control freak
Seems like an obvious one, but unfortunately, too many people find themselves “stuck” in a controlling relationship. If you see signs of this early on, I would suggest getting out of the relationship before you get too invested. It’s easy to think that he’s doing these things because he “cares about you.” However, it’s the complete opposite.
If he’s trying to control what you wear, who you hang out with and what you do with your free time, he’s not doing it because he cares about you. He’s doing it for selfish reasons that will only hurt you in the long run.
He is the close to being a secret service agent
Unless he’s hiding his phone from you and lying about where he’s going because he’s in the middle of buying your engagement ring and planning a proposal, being secretive is a big red flag. The person you’re with should have nothing to hide.
If he’s keeping his phone locked or staying out late and not telling you where he’s going, there’s usually a reason. And it usually involves someone getting hurt. My advice: Confront him. If he continues to hide things, I would end the relationship.
He fumes with jealousy
Everyone gets jealous. I get jealous, you get jealous, the guy next to you gets jealous… But it becomes a problem when the jealousy controls the relationship. If you feel like you can’t be yourself and do the things you want to do because your partner might get jealous, that’s a red flag. If he tells you that you must stop being friends with other guys or gets mad at you for the smallest things, there’s a deeper-rooted issue that he’s dealing with.