Dating apps and websites have changed the whole landscape of courtship in recent years, but one fact remains the same. It's important to find a trustworthy partner, whether you're looking for a fling or something more long-term. Being mindful of signs you can't trust a partner takes a little more effort than simply swiping left or right, but watching out for these traits can save you some heartache in the long run.
Trustworthiness is pretty critical when it comes to most any relationship. "Being dependable, consistent, and reliable are crucial components in building trust, not just in the beginning, but throughout the course of the relationship," said Alison Stone, licensed clinical social worker, in Well and Good. You want to be with someone who will not only show up for the date on time, but also respect your body and boundaries. When the other person can prove that they are dependable and reliable, then it's only natural to start trusting them.
On the other hand, if a partner is generally inconsistent, flaky, or just super shady, then it's normal for you to be skeptical, and perhaps in your best interest to keep your guard up. Of course, if you think the relationship is worth salvaging, it's important to have an open and honest conversation with them about how their actions make you feel, and to give them an opportunity to explain their side as well. Who knows, one of these signs below could just be a simple misunderstanding, but it could also be an indication that this person might not be the right one for you.