The questions males submit to advice columnists seem to fall into one of four basic categories:
1. Fear of Rejection: How can I get up the nerve to ________________
2. Control Issues: How can I make her do/believe/trust/stop doing/stop thinking/like _____________?
3. Female to Male Language Translation: What does it mean when she says/does ______________?
4. How to Recover Lost Love: She left me because __________; how can I get her back?
In most instances, once I review the facts of the relationship, it becomes quite clear to me that this is a couple who never should have gotten together in the first place! Guys are influenced by what looks good to them, and that pretty face will often translate into “if it looks good it must be good for me.”
Men could save themselves a lot of time and heartache by recognizing early on in the dating phase when a woman is incompatible for a long-term romantic relationship. She may be better as a platonic friend, OR perhaps she's someone he should nix from his life altogether. How will he know? By watch for these five red flags of warning.