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

Ashley Reign By 14k votes 1.4k voters 47k views 25 items tags f p @

List Criteria: 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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    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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    Being unable to admit it when he's wrong

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    The seeming, constant inability to be thoughtful or attentive

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    Being rude, condescending, or excessivly teasing

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    Showing more interest in his phone than you

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

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    Being seemingly incapable of empathy

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    Constantly shifting the focus away from you - and to himself

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    Being unable to listen without constantly interrupting

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    Drinking a lot or using drugs all the time

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    Expecting you to always clean up after him

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    Being too controlling, jealous, or clingy

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

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

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

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    Constantly complaining and having an overly pessimistic outlook on life

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    Being disrespectful to waiters or retail workers

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    Making sexist, racist, or homophobic comments

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

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    Constantly expecting you to pick up the bill

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    Putting You Down Publicly and Privately:

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    Being excessively sarcastic or having major trouble being sincere

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

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    Not having a life, friends, or hobbies of his own

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