7 Red Flags That Warn You Shes No Good

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7 Red Flags That Warn You She’s No Good

Nick Slade

Written by: Nick Slade

Nick Slade

Nick spent 20 years in the dating scene before marriage. He has always been the guy friends would come to for advice on relationships, and he developed a knack for giving helpful insights. After college, Nick was a disc jockey for a few years, when the love generation was still alive, so Nick has a lot of relevant experience to draw from when it comes to every aspect of dating, falling in love and screwing things up. He holds Bachelor's degree in humanities and a slew of master’s credits in journalism. Nick is a news junkie and tries to keep up on the latest non-fiction when he has time. He has published two books on how to win at dating and relationships.

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Lillian Castro

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Even nature’s most perfect creation — women — can take you to the depths of hell if you latch onto a bad one. Psycho women, gold diggers and opportunists are among the devil’s disciples that men need to look out for.

Fortunately, they all have their “tells” and red flags, if we can see them through their mask of beauty, charm and earthly delights.

1. She hates women.

Why would a woman hate and distrust other women? Perhaps she hates and distrusts herself. Perhaps she assumes other women will try to steal her man because she always tries to steal theirs. Perhaps she thinks they are petty and shallow because she is.

If every woman on the planet is a threat to her, then perhaps she sees the world only through the spectrum of sex. There are a lot of sweet, fabulous women in the world, so if she can’t get along with any of them, then there’s a good chance the problem lies with her. Beware.

2. You catch her in a lie.

If she says she was with Jane and Sally last Saturday but they don’t know what you’re talking about when you run into them at the mall, you’ve got a problem. There is always a purpose behind deceit.

It’s one thing for her to tell you your feet don’t stink when they clearly do, but to lie about where she was or what she was doing can rarely have an innocent upside. What else is she lying about? What is she trying to cover up? Be afraid.

3. Her jealousy is irrational.

Does smoke come out of her ears when you say that Megan Fox looks hot in a movie? Does she care if you think Pippa Middleton has a sweet butt? When you sincerely tell her that she looks hot and sexy in that dress, will she say, “Yeah, but not as sexy as Pippa” three months after you mentioned her once?

If you just sat down to answer her call at the office and you exhale a bit loudly, does she think you were just having sex and had your office phone forwarded to a motel? Welcome to hell.


“After a couple of dates, she updates her status to

‘In a relationship’ and wants you to do the same.”

4. She thinks she owns you.

Does she feel abandoned, betrayed or suspicious when you want to spend a night out with the guys? She could be controlling, manipulative or just needy. In any case, a woman needs her time with the girls and you need enough independence to have a guys’ night out.

Far from being a threat to your relationship, a little time with the people we have known and bonded with long before this woman came into our lives is a good and healthy thing. If she respects you, she should respect your friendships, too.

5. She pops pills.

If she reaches into her purse and pulls out some “diet pills” a few times a day, she may have a problem with amphetamines. It may not be anything like a hardcore addiction, but it does bend a person’s sensibilities, priorities and emotions.

Be careful with women with addictive personalities. They may have mood swings well beyond the normal monthly variety, and they may not be able to develop real and lasting attachments with men.

Their real bond is with light drugs to make up for their perceived shortcomings, which they will transfer to you as your inadequacies. Then they will hate you rather than hating themselves. Just be careful.

6. She has a collection of past relationships.

There are several kinds of gold diggers, but this one is unique. Every item you see on her has a story behind it and she wants to tell you every one. “This diamond pendant is from Jack. He was an older guy that said he was going to leave his wife for me but he never did. This butterfly tattoo on my shoulder was by this tattoo artist at a shop in the village. I lived with him for a while.”

7. She stalks you on Facebook.

After a couple of dates, she updates her status to “In a relationship” and wants you to do the same. She might even send you a pic of the two of you from her phone that she wants you to use as your profile pic.

She posts a lot of photos of the two of you and tags you as her boyfriend in every one. She’s probably not the devil, but just proceed with caution.

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