Once you get to a certain point in your life, you realize a few things: carbs are worth every single pound, most things are far more simple that we make them out to be, and toxic guys are a boil on the butt of humanity. Don’t stress about the latter, though—dudes like that are easy to avoid if you follow these commandments.
1. JUST SAY NO TO GUYS WHO ARE PUSHY ABOUT SEX ON THE FIRST DATE.If you want to have sex on the first date, then great—go for it! But if he wants to have sex on the first date and is really pushing for it even when you let him know that’s not your style, stay the hell away. He likely just wants to hit and quit it, so no second date for him.
2. IF THREE SENT TEXTS ARE IGNORED IN A ROW, MOVE ON.We live in 2017. What does this mean? It means that all of us, unless we’re asleep or dead, have our phones on us at all times. If you send a guy three texts and he doesn’t respond, take your leave. A guy worth your time is going to be decent enough to respond, even if his response is, “Hey! I’m dead right now. I’ll text you later.”
3. DON’T CHASE; BE CHASED.Dating is a game. It sucks but it’s true. However, the person who does the chasing is the one who becomes the sucker while the other one gets the ego. Toxic guys like the thrill of being chased because not only does it add to their already inflated ego but it gives them the power. Toxic guys, like everything else toxic, feed off power. Resolve to never chase. Ever.
4. IF HE INSULTS WOMEN, SAY GOODBYE.Unlike most men, women are complicated, emotional, defiant, badass, fearless, and have their act together. This is a fact that some men can’t handle and, because of it, they end up insulting women because of their own insecurities. If he insults any woman – his ex, his sister, his female boss, any woman – cut ties. It means he doesn’t have respect for women, including you.