You might think your luck’s come in when a guy falls head over heels for you so quickly, but starting things too fast only makes it more likely that things will backfire once reality sets in. Before putting all your eggs in one basket, beware of the following bad omens:
1. HIS RELATIONSHIP TRACK RECORD IS SKETCHY AT BEST.Sure, people change, and you could be the one to turn it all around for him — but you still have to face the facts. If he has a proven track record of being a player or hopping from girl to girl, you need to be careful. He might just know how to say all the right things to make the most of his short time with you.
2. YOU MET THE PARENTS WITHIN THE FIRST MONTH. The introduction to the parents is a big fucking deal. If you’re meeting them so early on, you need to ask yourself why. It’s one thing if you’re invited for a formal introduction and a dinner with the folks, but if he has zero issues with letting you meet Ma and Pa in a super casual setting, andthey’re super casual about it too, he’s probably done this a time or two before with other women who are now yesterday’s news.
3. HE HASN’T HAD A REAL LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP, OR HE JUST GOT OUT OF ONE.If he’s not the settling down type, or if he’s just gotten out of a long-term thing, you could be just another conquest or a rebound option. He maximizes his time with you by simulating a relationship to feel the closeness he desires, but it’s likely he’s not ready for the real deal.
4. HE STARTS PLANNING YOUR FUTURE WITHIN THE FIRST FEW WEEKS.If you’ve been dating for like, a month and he’s already planning trips with you six months to a year down the road, you’ll probably be pretty stoked — but watch out. Planning something as big as a vacation together when you hardly even know each other can be a major red flag. Sure, it could be true love too, but that’s pretty rare.