3″This Is My Friend, So-And-So.”
When you meet people for the first time and you’re not quite serious yet, it might be totally fine for your partner to introduce you as a friend, but if the two of you are definitely in a serious relationship, this could be a bit of a red flag. “If you’re at the point in the relationship where you’ve already established titles, and your partner isn’t introducing you that way, that might be to keep the options open,” Parisi explains.
4″I’m Not The Marrying Type.”
If you’re together for awhile, you might start to talk about marriage, either specifically or in a more abstract way. Marriage isn’t for everyone, but if your partner says that they aren’t into marriage, particularly if that’s something that you want, that might mean that they don’t think the two of you will be together long-term.
“These statements speak volumes,” Fran Greene, LCSWR, a flirting, dating, and relationship coach, and the author of The Secret Rules of Flirting and Dating Again with Courage and Confidence, tells Romper by email. “They are all ways to let you know that as good as the relationship is, the future is looking very unlikely. Making excuses is just that! It says loud and clear that you are not a priority and that the two of you are not going to be together for the long haul. When a relationship has potential, we do everything to make it work.”