How to Know if You're Dating A Loser

by Christina Dillon

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Christina Dillon is a freelance writer who has been writing professionally since 2008. She has published articles on various different topics including home and garden, travel, weddings and Internet marketing. She is now writing informational articles for various websites. Dillon graduated from Berkeley College with a degree in marketing.

How to Know if You're Dating A Loser

Most people want to think they're dating a winner -- someone who is emotionally healthy, financially responsible and emotionally mature. If you think your new love interest falls short, it may be time to end the relationship -- but don't be hasty about making that call. She may be going through a rough time or putting on a show to get on your good side. Look for common warning signs and carefully evaluate your date's situation to determine if she is a winner or a loser.

Evaluate how he acts after making mistakes. Determine whether he blames others, the situation or if he takes responsibility for his own actions. Your man doesn't have to be perfect, but he may be a loser if he cannot own up to his mistakes.

Suggest trying something new, such as climbing a rock wall or going to a poetry reading. Winners tend to be more open to trying new things.

Talk about his life goals and how he wants to grow as a person. If he doesn't have substantial plans for growth, decide whether that's acceptable to you.

Think about how she acts when you plan activities without her. If she seems to feel threatened, it may be a sign of a personality flaw that will continue throughout the relationship.

Ask yourself if he habitual liar. If he does tell a lot of lies, you can assume the truth doesn't make him look like a winner.

Look at how other people react to her. If she doesn't have many friends or a number of people dislike her, there is probably a good reason, and she is probably not a winner.

Look at how he acts in public when an attractive female is around. If he comments on her appearance or openly gawks at her, he may be a loser.

Keep expectations realistic and don't expect her to change. If she's giving off a strong loser vibe and you don't want to date a loser, cut her loose.

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