They start by defining a red flag: how is it different from a dealbreaker, and is a yellow flag even a thing? Then they go through how to spot common red flags in dating app profiles, in early messaging or texting, and once you’ve started dating.
In the process, Roark reads Ali two listener emails. One wants to know how to recognize a red flag for what it is rather than thinking the issue will work itself out, whereas the other describes herself as hyper vigilant about red flags and wonders if she’s reading too much into a new partner’s behavior.
Mentioned this week
- DJ Khaled’s Proust Questionnaire, proving he’d be terrible on Hinge
- Amelia Samson on TikTok, highlighting men who should pick a different Hinge prompt
- Nightcrawler, a movie example of someone who manipulates situations for their own gain
- The Game by Neil Strauss, providing insight into how pickup artists operate