Let’s just start by saying there are plenty of amazing people out there, but I’m sure we’ve all had our fair share of regretful relationships. So, how can we avoid these toxic relationships?

Here are five red flags indicating you should walk away before you begin dating someone seriously:

1. The Tinder one-liners

These are the type of people who are just looking for the physical side of a relationship and will say anything to get someone into bed. It may start out with compliments and pick-up lines, but these are just tactics to use people and then drop them after sex. These type of predators are “serial daters” or players. Watch out for people who try to pressure you into the physical side of a relationship right from the beginning and get aggressive or angry if you spur their advances.

2. The person who can’t keep their mouth shut

These kind of people are out to brag and don’t care if they take you down in the process. Their main goal is to come off looking cool to their friends and will spill personal details about your relationship if it means getting a few laughs. So, if you catch wind of personal details about your relationship from someone other than them, it’s probably time to call it quits. You should be able to trust the person you’re with implicitly.

3. The Stage Five Clinger

These are the type of people you probably start off liking a lot because of how into you they are – that can be very flattering. Unfortunately, these people can begin to overwhelm you very quickly by how controlling they are. It might only take a few dates before they start micromanaging you and your relationship. It’s nice to be wanted, but it’s never good to feel smothered in a relationship, and it usually only gets worse over time. Walk away before you suffocate.

4. The Narcissist

These people are only ever going to be looking out for themselves. They might start out incredibly charming and charismatic toward you, but eventually, that fades. They will end up hurting you by pushing you aside while they build themselves up. The bottom line is that these people will always think that they’re better than everyone around them, including you. Everyone deserves a relationship where both people are considered equal and loved unconditionally.

5. The Deadbeat

These people are usually unemployed or dependant on other people to take care of them. They seek out relationships with people who are successful and independent, and begin to rely on their significant other both emotionally and financially. Basically, you become a parent or babysitter to these type of people, which is unappealing and exhausting. Make sure to watch out for the people who “left their wallet at home”. As TLC put it, you “don’t want no scrub”.

It always takes a few dates before you can really start to know someone. Give people a chance to show you who they really are, but if you start noticing these warning signs, leave and don’t look back! Remember, there are plenty of fish in the sea!