Toxic Dating Habits You Have to Drop

What's REALLY the problem?

I am a retired professional dater. Or, I thought I was.

In hindsight I realized that I’m not really a “dating expert” just because I went on 347 first dates. I like to think it taught me a lot about dating ― in different cities, etiquette, expectations, and the behavioral differences from person to person ― but it doesn’t mean that I know how to nail a first date (no pun intended).

See, what all that dating did not teach me was about myself.

I had to have a lot of my own bad habits pointed out to me by my shrink: My closed off body language, that I often dismissed people too soon, my penchant to chase the “broken” guys, and more. Maybe you don’t think you can relate, because who likes to admit that they’re wrong? But take a gander at these common toxic dating habits and you might be able to help yourself out in the long run.

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