Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stephanie's Red Flags

I recently read a delightful guide called The Little Black Book of Big Red Flags (by Natasha Burton, Julie Fishman, and Meagan McCrary) and absolutely loved it. Basically, it's a book full of "red flags" every girl should look out for when meeting a new guy. I love relationship advice like this, and want to share some of the funniest ones with you ladies today -- including my commentary of course! Whether we're married, engaged, or constantly on the prowl, I think all of us could get a little bit of a chuckle out of all these tips:

Red Flag Rule #10: If the guy can't hear the word "vagina" without giggling, he should not be permitted to touch yours. -- okay, I just had to account this one. I don't think I've known any guys who chortled at my naming the female genitalia since seventh grade (because after seventh grade, it was always something along the lines of "AW yeah" rather than "hehee"), but if you do meet a guy with this sort of immaturity level, please leave him.

Red Flag Rule #11: A guy who's not man enough to have your back on all occasions, even if it means upsetting his mother, isn't worth keeping around. -- I'm not married, but we all know the daughter-in-law rule: no matter how nice your boyfriend/husband's mother is, she will have some sort of beef with you. And though I'm not saying that guys should choose their significant others over their moms, I am saying, if they don't have the balls to stand up for their girl, they probably don't have any balls at all.

Red Flag Rule #16: If a guy has to ask how many times you came, chances are you didn't. -- ahahahah. I'm going to refrain from telling you a story about this one and my personal life, but you can imagine where a relationship could go wrong with this.

Red Flag Rule #18: A man should never use the word "pussy" when he's in yours. -- personally, I wouldn't be highly offended with that kind of bed language. In fact, I would assume the best and think he did porn or something. 

Red Flag Rule #26: It's better to have loved and lost than to be stuck in a relationship that's no longer full of love at all. -- I hate being single, and as a result, have suffered through meaningless "relationships" a lot. Does it make me emotionally unhealthy? Sometimes. Socially suicidal? Often.

Red Flag Rule #41: If the guy you're dating tells you he can't commit to a relationship right now because he's "processing a lot," don't wait around for him to work through his shit. We're all processing a lot... it's called life. -- I will admit I've been guilty of this more than once, in a relationship. No matter how much I want to be with a guy, if I have too much going on, or have complicated things on my mind, I don't want to have to offer just a piece of what I have. I want to be my best when I'm with a guy; no one deserves my inability to commit. In my defense, girls are less mentally stable than guys (feel free to argue; but this is just based off myself and my own neurotic tendencies). It'd be interesting if this was a man's book, on advice about women. Would this same rule apply? I hope not.

To learn more Red Flag Rules (without my sarcasm), check out The Little Black Blog of Red Flags, which is updated regularly with all the red flags featured in the book.

Stay lovely!
❤ Stephanie from ¡Miraculous!


Tam said...

Your comment on #18 made me laugh. I suppose some of those flags will be huge for people and others not so much.

I have to say my ex-MIL never seemed to have a problem with me. But then at one point we moved a continent away, so maybe she did and I just didn't know it. And now she's my ex, so "whatever". :-)

Tracy said...

Oh honey #11 is SO right. My hubby will stand up for me no matter what and I love him so much for it.

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