What (in your opinion) are some 'red flags' to be aware of when dating?
Most Helpful Guy
Anyone who is devout in their religious beliefs (and that includes atheism) or devout in their political beliefs.
Anyone who thinks animals are "just animals".
Anyone who is Conservative.
Anyone who doesn't have a sense of empathy.
Objectivists or anyone who thinks Ayn Rand was right.
Basically, you want to identify if someone lacks empathy or doesn't use logic and science in their thought processes. Such people have worldviews which are based on assumptions propagated through tradition only. Such individuals are not good thinkers and would make shitty parents. Furthermore, such people often are inflexible and find it difficult to see things from other perspectives. They are usually stubborn. Any of this leads to misery for the relationship partner.0
Most Helpful Girl
Strong dislike towards the opposite gender. Like, if she/he says "I'm not saying I hate all women, but I hate women" then that is a red flag to me.
Excessive drinking. I don't know if there is an underlining problem. Moderation is ok. Smoking and doing drugs is also not for me.
Irresponsible and not dependable. If they start ghosting me, or flaking out on plans a lot then I don't want to waste my time any more. Lying and manipulation as well.
Aggression/bouts of anger that seem very hostile.
Wants sex too soon. Even if you explain you want to do it when you feel comfortable and he's being extra pushy about it, that's a no go.0