I lived right by Lake Michigan for a couple of years in Chicago, and every time I would stroll over there I’d take note of the flag.
As anyone who lives near a large body of water knows, they use flags to signify the safety of being on the beach / getting in the water at that time.
A yellow flag meant proceed with caution. A red flag meant get the f**k away.
what’s the biggest red flag you ever ignored? i’ll start. i dated a guy who drank vodka milks. not white russians. vodka with ice and whole milk. that’s on me.
— obj (@objsucks) December 27, 2020
What else had people encountered? Let’s find out.
10. That’s permanent
“Hey cool but this is like our second date.”
Got enormous script tattoo of my name *without telling me first* https://t.co/rsGrNEx4yb
— Arielle Castillo (@ariellec) December 31, 2020
9. Bad nuggs
What kind of sociopath…
He peeled his chicken nuggets before eating them https://t.co/18Wewgy3BM
— Assigned Cool At Birth (@baldandafraid) December 30, 2020
8. That’s a big ego
Was he compensating for something?
commissioned an oil painting of himself that he hung over his bed https://t.co/EbX0BmL8lp
— LH (@halvorsen) December 29, 2020
7. Not guilty
Was she perchance a juror?
My ex thought OJ didn’t do it https://t.co/GiTW05lSRQ
— Trace (@sweet_t0711) December 28, 2020
6. Bless up
Which I’m sure she repeatedly insisted was no such thing.
she was in a literal cult https://t.co/U5XPFFJQXs
— ᚛ᚈᚐᚋ᚜ (@scratchcarddust) December 28, 2020
That’s a lot of weird rules.
Self identified vegan anarchist who wouldn’t watch television dramas because of the parasocial relationship you formed with the fictional characters. We dated for a year. https://t.co/GN0q2ssizU
— Gita Jackson: The Mandawhoreian (@xoxogossipgita) December 28, 2020
4. Sing me a song
You would lose me at “watched Glee.”
Dated a guy who only watched Glee for the plotlines and fast-forwarded through the singing scenes. https://t.co/mk425iQ959
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) December 28, 2020
3. Happily ever after?
“Hey, you wanna come pay $50 to freeze to death watching something we could see better at home on TV for free?”
He took me to an Eagles tailgate/game on my 1 Sunday off during the season so I could understand Philly better. We sat in the last row at the Linc in the freezing cold with his family. He told me he thought I would appreciate the All 22 view.
Big red flag… I still married him https://t.co/nHGVDHvp3y
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) December 29, 2020
2. Opposites attract
What’s to understand? It’s not complicated.
She said she didn’t understand how women could be attracted to other women. https://t.co/A0XEN8YIYb
— 🎬 Jeremiah Warren 📷 He/Him (@jeremiahjw) December 29, 2020
1. Bad taste
Prince wasn’t bad at anything, ya’ll. Anything musical, anyway.
disliked Raising Arizona, said Prince was "bad at guitar", david bowie was overrated, and that björk should "get someone to do her beats". https://t.co/EIONmr5l7y
— Josh Sawyer (@jesawyer) December 29, 2020
As we make our way toward the beaches that are our relationships, we must watch for the red flags that are the…flags of…that thing.
GOD I’m bad at metaphors. That’s probably some kind of red flag.
What warning signs have you ignored?
Tell us in the comments.