A professional dating coach has dished out the five early stages of red flags you should never ignore.
Jacob Lucas, from the UK, shared the warning signs to look out for when dating a new man.
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According to the relationship expert, it’s not a good sign if he’s telling you secrets about his life to make you feel pity for him early on.
“People who have been through genuine hard times in their life very rarely share that with people who they just met,” Lucas explained.
“Most of the time they will do this to see how you emotionally respond to them and if they get the reaction that they are looking for then they will think that you are easy to manipulate.”
Jacob Lucas has dished out the five early stages of red flags you should never ignore. Credit: Jacob Lucas
If your date is bringing up their ex and painting them in a bad light, it’s time for you to walk away from the relationship.
“He’s just met you and he’s talking bad about his ex to you,” he said.
“It’s a red flag if he calls his ex ‘crazy’, blaming his ex for everything or oversharing their relationship with you and he’s only just met you.
“It shows that he’s socially unaware because he should know that you don’t want to talk about his ex when you just met him.”
The dating coach said your date being “indecisive” can lead to problems in your relationship later down the track.
“You’ll be the one planning all the dates and you’ll be the one making all the big decisions in the relationship because that person can’t make their mind up abut anything,” he said.
“It will get exhausting for you.”
Lucas said your date talking badly about his friends can also be a warning sign.
“He’s the one freely choosing to hang out with these people and if he’s calling them idiots, well nine out of 10 times he’s going to be an idiot himself,” he explained.
“Birds of a feather flock together.”
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Finally, if you are opened minded but he’s closed minded, Lucas warned you might not be compatible.
“If you are open minded and you like to grow as a person and you have ambition and you start dating a man who has none of his traits then you two will not work as a couple because you either grow together or you grow apart,” he said.
His video has been viewed more than 66,500 times – with many agreeing with his points.
“Jesus Christ where was this five years ago? All true about him then, still true now,” one said, laughing.
Another shared: “Thank you! This is why I don’t have a second date, they see I’m not about to put up with them. Dodging bullets here!”
One revealed: “I ran to the red flags! I learned my lesson.”
While another added: “OMG my current boyfriend did the first four on our first couple of dates! Been together six months now but this has opened my eyes to the reality!”
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