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.

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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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Never following through on things, then making excuses about why

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Being selfish and always putting his needs first

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+ - 429 154
The seeming, constant inability to be thoughtful or attentive

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+ - 525 207
Being unable to admit it when he's wrong

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+ - 548 224
Being rude, condescending, or excessivly teasing

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+ - 441 179
Being seemingly incapable of empathy

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+ - 568 250
Showing more interest in his phone than you

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+ - 388 152
Constantly shifting the focus away from you - and to himself

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+ - 484 207
Using rationalizations like "I'm just being honest" to justify hurting your feelings

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+ - 528 235
Being unable to listen without constantly interrupting

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+ - 429 181
Drinking a lot or using drugs all the time

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+ - 391 165
Expecting you to always clean up after him

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+ - 418 189
Being too controlling, jealous, or clingy

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+ - 415 190
Being laid back to the point that he has no ambitions at all

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+ - 396 185
Constantly complaining and having an overly pessimistic outlook on life

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+ - 368 168
Dropping weird, vague hints instead of communicating clearly, like a normal person

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+ - 423 203
Dropping hints and humblebragging about his "player" lifestyle or excessively promiscuous past

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+ - 372 199
Being disrespectful to waiters or retail workers

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+ - 308 168
Not being able to keep himself and/or his environment reasonably clean

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+ - 314 177
Constantly expecting you to pick up the bill

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+ - 343 200
Making sexist, racist, or homophobic comments

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+ - 183 94
Putting You Down Publicly and Privately:

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+ - 288 180
Being excessively sarcastic or having major trouble being sincere

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+ - 277 184
Being a total push-over and/or incapable of making his own decisions

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+ - 261 202
Not having a life, friends, or hobbies of his own

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+ - 25 6
Being Secretive and Deceitful.

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Not Including You or Not Inviting You When He Goes Somewhere

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Comparing You to Your Face With Women He Thinks Are Hotter.