Expert Blog Compelling advice, stories, and thought-provoking perspectives straight from YourTango's lineup of Experts to you

Single Women, Beware! 10 Dating Traps You Should Avoid

dating traps single women should avoid
Love

These red flags are based on true stories!

Trap #4: He's had a few DUIs so you'll need to drive.

You're having a great time partying with a man you met at the bar. When you're getting ready to leave, he asks if you'd like to go out with him the following evening. You agree and give him your phone number. He then drops the bomb, "Will you be able to pick me up?" You ask why and he explains, "I don't have a license right now, cause I had a few too many DUIs." Lesson learned: You don't want a drunk monkey on your back.

Trap #5: He hasn't spoken to his mother in years.

After ten minutes of talking about various subjects, you ask if he has a large family. He says he's an only child and that his father passed away. You remark, "You must be very close with your mother." He snaps, "I haven't talked to her in seven years, she's a witch." Lesson learned: If a cub doesn't love his mama bear, he won't treat you well.

Trap #6: He's married, but they haven't slept together in years.

After small talk, he admits to being married. "Our marriage has been on the rocks for years. We sleep in separate bedrooms. I can't even remember the last time we've had sex." The words free flow out of his mouth, and you wonder if what he's saying is really true. Lesson learned: Once a cheetah, always a cheetah.

Trap #7: He only talks about one subject — himself!

A man begins a conversation by telling you that he has a boat, two homes and a fancy sports car. He offers to take you on a vacation, since he has "time shares everywhere." He pulls out pictures of his three daughters and regales you with stories as to how talented they are. After 20 minutes, you realize he hasn't asked you your name. Lesson learned: A gorilla beating his chest doesn't need a mate, he needs a mirror. Keep reading...

From our Partners

Explore YourTango

MOST POPULAR