(While in this case, we’re talking about toxic men, there are plenty of women out there with highly similar toxicity.)
Some types of men cannot bear any woman. You may be in a relationship with one of them, and therefore you need to be cautious. It’s fun to be a bit blind when it comes to love, but not to be stupid, because that may lead you into a fake relationship.
Here are some types of toxic men you should try to avoid like the plague.
And for the guys who read this, if you can see yourself in one of these categories, try to improve yourselves.
1. The man child
The man child, a.k.a Peter Pan is never ready to start growing up. He still lives off his parents’ money or works an easy job just to pay some bills. Additionally, he needs YOU to take care of him. He acts like a schoolboy and demands that you feed him and cook for him. Dating him would be the equivalent of adopting a spoiled overweight child.
2. The rebound guy
This dude is nothing but a distraction from your currently aching heart.
If you’ve just ended a serious relationship, it is likely that you’d try to find comfort in the first guy who comes off as moderately decent. And this is the worst guy you should expect getting serious with.
For one thing, he will take advantage of the situation in order to satisfy his sexual appetite, and you would simply not be in the right state of mind for that, considering your situation.
What you need at this moment is a little break so you can find yourself again. Not a rebound guy to mess with your life.
3. The leech
The leech doesn’t have an identity of his own. Your house will be his house. Your friends will be his friends. He likes the same things as you. Whether it be food, movies or music, he’ll just have what you’re having. Is there a vacancy at your workplace? Well, guess who your new colleague is. The leech latches on to you and can become controlling by using his cheap manipulation tactics. He doesn’t let you go out with your friends, he tells you what to wear, checks your phone and obsesses about whose facebook picture you’ve liked. Because the leech does not have a lot going on in his world he tries to take over yours.
4. The liar
This is the compulsive liar type. He would also lie about his career, relationships, car or home. He will fabricate a perfect image of his life just to impress you. Not long after you fall for him, you’ll realize that he’s not the guy who you originally fell for. The fact is, you don’t deserve this mess.
5. The ghost
The guy who’s never around. He goes off the radar for days and only pops out when he needs something from you. He doesn’t appreciate you, nor your commitment to love. All he cares about is himself, and this is why he disappears so often. He simply doesn’t care enough to be present when you need him.
On rare occasions, you’ll get to see him on his best behavior. But not long after, he’ll disappear again and you won’t have a clue where he went or when he’ll be back. He’s a ghost, after all.
6. The cheapskate
This is the guy who always complains about stuff being too expensive and always finds a reason not to pay his fair share.
He has never bought you flowers or even a coffee. Of course, he gets away with it by being charming and convincing, but in truth, he’s just using you.
Money doesn’t make a man, but being gentlemanly does. In this case, the guy is just a stingy idiot.
7. The commitment-phobe
This kind of guy you can find in abundance. He likes to go out and have a walk with you, but he will never commit to a relationship. He will tell you how a girl once broke his heart or something of that sort. So, unless you’re just looking for a flirt, do not go out with this guy. Things may look perfect, but you’ll never get the love and security you need from him.
Yes, he’s probably good-looking, but in his own eyes, he’s the most good-looking guy on earth. He will need more time to get ready than you. In addition, he will use a wide variety of beauty products to maintain his dashing appearance, but he’ll never be satisfied with it.
9. The lazy bum
The lazy bum has no drive and no ambition. Of course, he is surviving, but he is never growing. He doesn’t give a damn about trying new things and isn’t interested in change because, after all, change requires effort. Sticking with someone like that will suck the life out of your body. The longer you stay with him, the more likely it is you’ll end up picking up his aimless habits. When you dump him, he’ll be so indifferent it’ll feel like you were never there anyway.
10. The flirt
This guy doesn’t care who’s around or where you are, he’ll ‘harmlessly’ flirt with every cutie who walks by. And when you confront him about it, he just brushes it off and downplays it, but that goes to truly show you how much he cares about your feelings. He doesn’t take into consideration what effect that has on you or how it looks to others.
Flirting with other women, especially if you’re around is a red flag and no decent guy would ever put you through that. If he flirts in your presence, just imagine what he does when you’re not around. He is playing you and you’re wasting your time with him.
Go for the man who will only ever flirt wit one girl – you!
Have you ever had to put up with any of these kinds of behavior in a relationship? Do you have any personal advice you may want to share with us? Let us know in the comment section below.