In case you hadn’t noticed, the theme of the preceding week was bad boy dating habits. Hopefully it’s gotten you thinking about what you will and won’t accept in a relationship. No-one is 100% perfect so any man may have bad habits to some extent. You need to know your limits, what you will and won’t accept in a relationship, before you get involved with someone. If you wait until after you get involved with someone you may find yourself swayed by the situation and regretting it later.
So ask yourself some hypothetical questions about common situations:
- What if he lies about his age? How many years is it okay to shave off?
- How important are exes? What if he isn’t forthcoming about being divorced or worse – still married?
- What if he “forgets” to mention his kids?
Know what your parameters are and start (politely) discarding the suitors that are outside them. If something really is a deal-breaker, you’re aren’t doing either of you any favors by stringing him along while you try to make a decision.
As always, my mailbox is open: firstname.lastname@example.org