I have been on a Dateline binge recently which has really taught me a lot. So I have created this list of things to look for in a significant other—red flags…things that should make you pause for a second. Had people been aware of these little rules of thumb it may have saved their lives.
By the way, every single one of these is from a real episode of Dateline.
So here goes…
Top 10 Things I have Learned from Watching Dateline
If your partner does any of these, it’s best to high tail it out of there…..
If your husband invites you on a romantic vacation to a remote location and tells you not to bring any luggage.
If your boyfriend has you pre-write and sign postcards before your vacation.
If your girlfriend often points out oleanders on the side of the freeway and says they’re a great way to poison somebody without getting caught.
If you meet someone on a BDSM website and they invite you over to come see their dungeon.
If you wake up and your husband is hovering over you with a mallet and a pillow, and then later blames his rather bizarre behavior on getting stung by a jellyfish.
If you’ve just been dating someone for a few weeks and they say they think it would be a great idea for you guys to buy life insurance policies on each other.
If your wife shops at Home Depot in disguise.
If your husband has taken up crafting hand made concrete anchors in the garage and you’ve never known him to sail.
And number 1….
If you’ve been suffering from a mystery illness for weeks and your loving husband keeps offering you Gatorade.