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Recently my best friend, let’s call her Susan, got a new boyfriend, let’s call him, Christian. Susan and Christian met on a dating app — which is fine that’s how most people in this generation meet — they hung out for one week before he asked her to be his girlfriend. That was the first red flag.
Maybe I’m kind of old fashioned, but I think one week is way too soon to ask someone to be your girlfriend. You barely know them, yes, you can get to know whilst being in relationship, but it’s like skipping dinner and heading straight for dessert. Sure it seems like a good idea, at first, but then you realize what a terrible mistake you made. Anyway, Susan said yes and they’ve officially been together for a month.
Shortly after that Susan told me that her new beau is really into guns. Red flag number two. Listen I have nothing against guns if they’re in the hands of the right people — and by right people I mean cops. Cops are the only people who should be allowed to carry guns. But Susan assured me that Christian “is great with them. He’s very responsible.” I believe everything she says to me so I dropped it.
Boyfriend says the ‘L’ word just 3 weeks in
Last week she told me that after three weeks of dating Christian jokingly said “I love you.” That was the third and final red flag. Who says that after just three weeks? I once had a guy tell me after a month and I ran for the hills. Three weeks is simply not enough time to know whether you love someone because you still don’t really know them.
Everyone knows that during the first few months of a new relationship you don’t act like yourself, you act like the person you think your significant other wants you to be. This is why normal people wait 4-8 months before saying the L word.
I’m starting to think there’s something wrong with this guy. Maybe he’s the kind of person who falls in love fast or maybe he’s truly was just joking. Regardless, I haven’t told my best friend about these red flags, because she seems to really like him, notice how I didn’t say love.
Currently we live in different states, which means I haven’t met the guy yet so I’m basing my opinion off of everything she’s told me about their relationship. I do have to admit that I’m not looking forward to meeting him, but for her I’ll do just about anything.