Dating Someone New? These Are the Red Flags Not to Ignore

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When two people meet and fall in love, dating is often the next step they take. However, it is still possible to date someone casually as this has become a norm in the modern days. It is normal to be anxious or tense when dating someone new because of the numerous uncertainties that can happen.

People who are new to relationships usually get a mixed feeling of fear and joy. But amid this confusion, it is crucial to be cautious and vigilant of various red flags that signal future challenges. Shared below are such red flags and what they mean.

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There Are Constant Complications

Coming from different family setups and beliefs can be a constant challenge in a relationship unless you agree to compromise. Some relationships are strangled by this and many more constant challenges such that partners are hardly ever happy. If you cannot find solutions to such problems, then your relationship is in big trouble. Sometimes, it is better to quit early rather than later.


Dating a Cheater

Nobody likes to be cheated on in a relationship. Problems start to arise immediately when this happens. The bigger problem is that some people are addicted to infidelity and they cannot stop even when they are caught red-handed. As soon as you realize that this is happening, it is paramount to take it as a red flag. You can forgive one or two times, but when it becomes a habit, you have to think twice. Dating is a great opportunity to know the person you are dealing with before escalating it into something else.


No or Poor Communication

Communication is part of a healthy diet in a relationship, whether it is physical or through communication platforms. It does not matter whether you have met at an online dating site like Happymatches or anywhere else but communication runs a relationship. It is a great red flag if both of you have no time to respond to a text, make a call, or even a video chat once in a while. This is even worse if you have nothing to tell each other when you show up for a date.


There is Abuse

Abuse in a relationship comes in many ways. Physical abuse is the worst that can happen to you when dating a person. Other forms of abuse include disrespect, being used for personal gain, and many others. When you detect this, always consider working it out first, but if it is persistent, consider quitting as fast as possible.


There is No Commitment

There are many things that show no commitment to a relationship. It could be one of the things we have discussed above or many others such as not being responsible and always failing to meet the promises you make to each other, just to mention a few. Ignoring this red flag increases your chances of being sad in the future. So, give it a serious thought to know whether this is the relationship you want not.


The Takeaway

Every relationship has some red flags. Some can be ignored or resolved while others are serious. If you see any of these, be sure to give them a good thought and take the right action for your own good.



Goodbye 2019 and hello to a new decade

I can’t believe I am actually saying goodbye 2019! Today is the last day in 2019 and it is amazing to see how far I have come this year and decade. 2019 was a year of lots of ups and downs for me personally. The ups outweighed the downs which is good. The downs were really more about me finding myself and seeking my higher self in moving forward with my goals and aspirations. I am glad the year has ended on a high note. I have spent the last few days just resting up and chilling with the family.

This holiday is the best thing I have done for myself in a long time. I can’t remember the last time I took so many days off at once. My laptop has hardly gone up these last few days and I am not stressing over the fact that I am not working (like I normally do). I am just taking things very easy which is not how I usually roll. I usually work even when I am on holiday but I decided not to do so this time. The mind and body needs rest and that is exactly what I am giving them, good old fashioned rest.


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I am looking forward to the year 2020 and what the new decade brings. I really don’t do the whole new year resolutions thing because I tend to forget all about them by March/April.  When it comes to goals, I prefer to stick to monthly goals so I make sure I smash them. That will carry on into the new year as normal. My goals are not usually shared as well as I don’t see the point in doing so but I may share them after ticking them off the list 😊

Regular blog posts will resume in the new year. I have many give-away posts lined up as well as review posts and I am looking forward to publishing them all. Until the next post, wishing you all a very happy new year. I hope 2019 was good to you and I pray 2020 is even better for us all.

Goodbye 2019! See you in 2020!

Toys for Kids this Christmas

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Christmas is around the corner and I have started wrapping up presents already. I like to be well prepared and that means getting gift buying out of the way behind December. This year has been so busy and the last few weeks of 2019 has even been more busy for me, thanks to me studying for a new degree. I hardly have any spare time these days but I can’t complain because this is exactly what I want out of life.

If you are on the hunt for toys for kids this Christmas, you may find this post very useful. Here are some cool toys the little people in you life may love –

Robo Dash, Remote Control Dog for Kids


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This Robo Dash, Remote Control Dog for Kids, would make an excellent gift this Christmas. Robo Dash is a cute puppy that follows you everywhere you go. It also follows commands and movement, barks, pants and wags his tail like a real life puppy!

I love this toy for my twins because they have been asking for a pet for sometime, and I think this Robo Dash would be a nice way to see how they will get along with a real life pet when they do get one. You can shop for Robo Dash at great stores like Argos, amazon, Very, Little Woods and more. 




LEGO ‘Brick Box Creative Suitcase’ Set 


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This Classic LEGO ‘Brick Box Creative Suitcase’ Set would make an excellent gift for the LEGO lovers. The Kiddies are forever building something with their LEGO set. If they had their way, they would play with LEGO all day. So I know LEGO is a hit with the kids especially between the ages of 5 and 8 years. If you are after an affordable but adorable gift this Christmas, you should check out this set. 



L.O.L Sparkle Series with Glitter Finish and 7 Surprises


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For the L.O.L Surprise! fans, no gift is ever complete without a doll from the range. My daughter is a huge fan of L.O.L Surprise! She has the playset and her doll collection is growing steadily. I know she will be getting new additions to her L.O.L Surprise! Collection this Christmas and this Sparkle Series looks fab!




All-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet | 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case


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This All-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet | 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case would make an excellent gift this Christmas. I love the kid-proof case. We have a similar case and they do protect the tablet from falls, drops and all the usual damages that could happen when you give a child a tablet.

It comes in other colours as well, which is fab! I also love the fact that this tablet comes with a 2 year worry-free guarantee plus all the amazing features it has. 



What do you think of these toys for kids this Christmas? Did any of them catch your eye? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Have a good one.

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