You've heard all about the different red flags to look out for when dating. However, some of them aren't exactly accurate. It all depends on the situation at hand. Here are a few red flags that aren't always a bad thing:
1 Your First Kiss Wasn’t Amazing
The majority of the time, first kisses are awkward. You can't expect to feel a life changing spark right away. Sometimes, the second kiss will be way better than the first. You just have to stick around to find out.
2 He’s a Player
Some players will eventually settle down. If your man really likes you, then you might be able to get him to commit.
3 He Cheated in the past
Just because he cheated on his ex, it doesn't mean he's going to cheat on you. Ask him about the situation before you automatically dump him.
4 It Takes Him Forever to Respond to Texts
Some people are genuinely busy. If he works long hours, then it's not his fault for ignoring your texts.
5 Your Friends Don’t like Him
Your friends don't know your boyfriend like you do, so they don't have a clue what they're talking about. Don't listen to their opinion. Listen to your heart.
6 He's Secretive
In the beginning stages of a relationship, it's normal to hold back. If he's secretive at first, it's not that big of a deal.
7 He's Never Had a Girlfriend before
If you're his first girlfriend, don't judge him. It's actually a compliment that he's choosing to date you when he's never dated in the past.
8 He's Overly Jealous
It's normal to get jealous. As long as he doesn't physically or mentally abuse you when he's angry, then his jealousy might not be the worst thing in the world.
9 He Wants to Move Quickly
Men love sex. It's as simple as that. Just because he's trying to sleep with you, it doesn't mean he's trying to use you for sex.
10 He Doesn' T like Your Friends
Your friends won't always like your man, and your man won't always like your friends. It's unfortunate, but it happens.
11 He Doesn't Have Much Time for You
If he's too busy to spend time with you, you have to ask yourself if you're okay with his busy schedule. If you are, then there isn't a problem.
12 You Have a Gut Feeling
Your gut isn't always right. Don't cut a guy out of your life, just because you have a feeling that he'll break your heart.
13 He's Rude to Waiters
No, he shouldn't be rude to anyone. However, if the waiter gets his order wrong and is being rude to him, it's not a crime for him to be rude back.
14 He Sends Too Many Texts at Once
Don't fault him for double texting you. It just means he really wants to hear from you.
15 He Badmouths All of His Exes
Maybe his exes were actually all horrible. You never know.
16 He Has a Bad Relationshp with His Family
Some people aren't close with their parents. It's not his fault if he was born into a destructive family.
17 You Two Don't Have the Same Life Goals
Even though you don't think you want the same things in the future, that could change. If you're still young, you could give it some time before you break up with him over your differing opinions on kids.
You have to really think about your situation before deciding whether or not the red flags you find are worth leaving your boyfriend. Have you ever dated a guy, even though you noticed these red flags early on?