If you were scrolling through Twitter or Instagram about a month ago, you likely came across at least one meme featuring red flag emojis. All over the internet, people were using the emoji to share characteristics in other people that they perceived as no-nos. (Do they choose Dasani water out of a fridge full of alternatives? Have they been to more than five Phish shows? Are they #TeamEdward instead of #TeamJacob?)
Yes, the memes were funny, but it got us thinking about more serious dating and relationship red flags, which is why we reached out to Amber Kelleher-Andrews, a dating and relationship expert, celebrity matchmaker and CEO of the matchmaking service Kelleher International for some of her top red flags. She notes, “While being in a new relationship is exciting, sometimes it’s easy to ignore behaviors that can preview landmines in relationships. It is important to be mindful of some glaring red flags that warn you that this may not be the right person for you.” Below, three major red flags she warns all daters to be on the lookout for.