Gift an article

6 types of people you should avoid dating

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Loading, please wait...

This excerpt from The Dot Spot: Adventures in Love and Sex has been published with permission from MFBooks Joburg, an imprint of Jacana Media Ltd. Now available from all leading stores.

If you’ve been single and dating for a while, you’ll recognise that feeling where you want to run around like Will Ferrell screaming ‘ARE WE ALL IN CRAZY TOWN OVER HERE?!’ because you can’t get a handle on the mixed messaging you’re getting from the Mr Mens around you.

I think these behaviours are all a complicated mix of game-playing, ignorance and lack of valuable life experience.

Also, we shouldn’t ignore the fact that people are often just weird and don’t have any manners. Luckily, you really don’t have to stress your head about their nonsensical ways, you can just move along the moment you see the red flags.

Unfortunately, many women confuse these red flags for ‘normal man behaviours’ and think that within this context they’re acceptable. Worse, because they’re normal and acceptable, that it’s something that should be adapted to. Not so.

Use this as a poophead-spotter to save you valuable time and energy.

The hit and run.

Read this for free
Get 14 days free to read all our investigative and in-depth journalism. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed.
Already a subscriber? Sign in
Voting Booth
Would you leave your partner if they have a controlling, meddling parent?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
No, I would tolerate the in-law as much as possible even if my partner doesn't see their behaviour as a problem.
0% - 0 votes
No, but only if my partner supports me.
0% - 0 votes
Yes, my peace comes first and I know I'd be fighting a losing battle.
0% - 0 votes
Yes, even if my partner supports me, the stress is not worth it.
100% - 1 votes