When it comes to online dating, there are many little things that you have to pay attention to, because the choice is very large due to getting to know each other digitally and our time is limited. This makes it all the more important to focus on warning signals as early as the introductory phase.
In addition to the red flags, signs that represent an absolute no-go for you when dating and appear like red warning signs in front of you and green flags, i.e. the opposite, the positive signals, there are also the pink flags. A mixed color denoting mixed warning signals that are much more difficult to spot than clearly good or bad.
Some of the more hidden hints of pink flags include early signs of human connection, but long-term they can lead to major differences and problems. However, the pink flags are not the same for everyone, because they represent trigger points and discrepancies that do not fit with one's personality and one's own desires and goals. Pink flags can occur both in dating and in a relationship when the partner changes. But a lot of attention needs to be paid to them, particularly during the introductory phase.
Physical closenessOne of the two wants more closeness than the other. Maybe always messing around with you, so that it's already too much and gets on your nerves a little. A point that will lead to problems within a relationship in the long run.
Sexual drive and desires If one partner has more sexual interest than the other, this can only lead to conflict in the relationship in the long run. Different desires in bed and a certain incompatibility can also become a problem in the long run. Either you end up arguing about your sex life at some point or someone cheats on you.
Religion and politicsThe question of faith is not an easy one in a relationship and of course everyone has to answer it for themselves, as does the political affiliation. In general, however, religion and politics can represent a pink flag, since different views and thought patterns exist and potential for conflict could therefore be inevitable.
Bonding problems and unclear relationship status If someone doesn't want to commit themselves and keeps wiggling when dating, this could also be a pink flag. True, it is not entirely clear: does he or she want it or not? So it's not definable whether it's a bad or a good sign, but that's exactly the vague problem. Someone is definitely not convinced.
This is just a selection of the most well-known hints for pink flags, because everyone has different points that are important to them and that could bother you. With these warning signals, it is really the soft characters that count, but in the long run they could pose a bigger problem for a stable connection than one initially thinks.
Sources: Cosmopolitan, Huffpost, GQ