Let's all admit that there are definitely grey areas in dating. It's rarely as simple as Nicholas Sparks novels and The Bachelorette would lead you to believe. Maybe you have great chemistry with a guy but there's something a little off, or you know he's perfect on a paper but there's just not that spark. Whatever the issue, sometimes you need a little wake-up call to realize you're just not that into someone. Allow us to introduce a few telltale signs that may help. If most of these apply to you, it's probably time to have "the talk."
It's been four weeks, and he still hasn't met a single one of your friends. Um, they've been busy? There's a difference between wanting to know how you feel about things first and straight up lying to your friends about who you're hanging out with. If it's the latter, he's probably not a keeper.
You're pretty sure you have more chemistry with your vibrator. Hey, sometimes the sex isn't automatically tell-all-your-friends fantastic with a new partner. But if you've done the deed a few times and still prefer your Rabbit, it might not be a perfect match.
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His wardrobe drives you crazy. Oh no, why is his collar popped again? Do you think he would notice if you just swatted it down quickly? If this (or any other silly insignificant thing) is annoying you so much that you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look directly at him, it's probably time to end it.
Your online dating profile is still live. It's not like you even look at it... that often. OK, maybe only when you're bored (or at work, or watching TV).
When someone casually introduces him as your boyfriend, your response is somewhere between an awkward laugh and a full-blown rebuttal. "Oh no, we're just... yeah, no, it's not... ha, it's whatever... we haven't officially..." Just stop.
You ditched him for a solo night in with Netflix and Chinese food. And it was awesome! You didn't even miss him. In fact, you didn't even text him. Wonder how his night was? Not as fantastic as yours, we can tell you that! But seriously, your dates can't be that good if an evening in with Orange is the New Black was way better.
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You flipped out when he left a toothbrush at your place. What are we living together now? Is that like him marking his territory? What's next, boxers and protein shakes strewn about your apartment? Oh...he just forgot it...there's a chance we may have overreacted.
You never saved him in your phone. This is like naming the puppyÃ¢â‚¬”once you give it a name (and a permanent spot in your phone), you're stuck with it.
You still casually sext your ex. Can't help it if he's just more sext-ually skilled than your new guy, right? Not exactly. Even virtual cheating is cheatingÃ¢â‚¬”or at least a sign that you're not serious about this new flame.
Your desire to break up with him dips and peaks through the week. You were kind of sick of him on Sunday after you cuddled for an hour, then he sent you that sweet text on Wednesday, but then you had nothing to talk about on Friday night... Just admit it: You're not that into him.
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