When you go on a date with a new guy, you’re always taking a bit of a risk that he’s not a serial killer or rapist at the worst, or just dull and boring at the least. Dates can go wrong for a lot of different reasons. Maybe he picks his nose or has a braying laugh. There can be other reasons such as there’s no chemistry between you.
Sometimes, though, it’s not quite so easy to tell if you’ve snagged a loser or not. It may be that he’s perfectly nice and, yes, there’s a bit of chemistry. You just don’t quite know whether or not it’s something you want to pursue. In these situations, there are some ways to tell if he’s worth a second date or not. Look for the following signs that he’s someone you just pass by:
He’s a bad tipper: This is often the sign of a selfish person. He doesn’t need to tip outrageously, but if it’s less than 15 percent, he’s probably cheap in other ways, too.
His parents are “mommy” and “daddy” to him: This might just be a Southern thing, but an adult man calling his parents by these little boy names is just weird.
He’s disrespectful regarding his exes: All people have an ex somewhere in their past that hurt them. There’s also baggage left from the old relationships. The thing is that smart guys learn from these relationships and then they move on. A guy that doesn’t learn will be nasty about his exes and possibly use up valuable conversation time with YOU dissing THEM.
He’s rude to servers: A man that’s rude to waiters or retail staff will be rude to you, too, sooner or later.
He’ not a reader: If he’s someone that never reads anything other than the sports section of the newspaper or comic books, he’s probably not intellectually well read. This may or may not be ok with you.
He’s a smoker: This tells you that he doesn’t care a lot about his health. On top of that, his breath probably smells like an ashtray.
He never works out: This might not be that big of a deal to all women but if you’re a woman that takes care of herself, you’ll want to date someone that also leads a healthy lifestyle.
He makes rude remarks about other women: Men that laugh about other women’s less than flattering features can’t possibly respect women on a whole. So if you’re out with someone that jokes about someone’s “fat ass” or “sagging tits,” you probably don’t want to see him again.
He doesn’t care about the news: Men that don’t care about the news or what’s happening in the world aren’t a very aware people.
He’s not well-traveled and doesn’t want to be: This man is probably never going anywhere in life because he doesn’t have any desire to ever leave Tiny Town, Anywhere USA. Unless you’re a real homebody, too, this is a man that will bore you to death.
These are just a few of the red flags that you can keep an eye out for when you start dating a new guy. If you spot one or all of these, you might want to keep looking.