red flags

Warning! Non-stranger danger!

That is a real thing, you know? We tend to not be as self-aware about warning signs and red flags in relationships. Why is that?

Is it love? Is it lust? Is stupidity? The answer is all of the above.

Sometimes we refuse to see what is right in front of us.

Other people see it and try to tell us, and we say they're the crazy ones.

The late, great poet Maya Angelou once said, "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time."

The warnings are there, you don't even have to look that hard.

Redditor Expensive-Bad-1111 wanted to compare notes on what to look for as a warning when it comes to matters of the heart and humanity, they asked:

"What is a red flag that most people are unable to see early on in a relationship or while dating...?"
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Moment of honesty: some connections are just NOT worth it.

Friends are in your life for 'a reason, a season, or a time' ... and some of you should have called time a whiiiiiile ago.

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Everyone's tastes are different, so every relationship should be different.

It's within those tastes that a relationship can be special.
What works for you may not work for others, and that's totally fine. Not every connection should be the same.
The attributes you see and are attracted to shouldn't be something you hide away from because they aren't other people's cup of tea.

Even when its considered undesirable to the general populace.

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We all need work, in fact, people are desperately looking for jobs.

However, not all interviews go as planned... and sometimes the interviewer is who needs to find different employment.

You know you can tell from the interview whether or not it's a good idea to stay or run like you're on fire.

Redditor u/JimmySaulGene wanted to hear about all of the times we've peaced out of meetings because the red flags were just too glaring, they asked:

People who walked out of a job interview, why did you do it?
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When reflecting on failed relationships, do you ever wonder if you've missed any indication the person you used to share a bed with was not a good match?

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