It's astounding what people looking for love will put up with.
The market's been trashed by low expectations, and it's not hard to understand why. Dating means facing everyday threats like liars, ghosting (and un-ghosting), and unsavory encounters around every corner. And for some reason, we let our love interests treat us worse than anyone else, in the hopes they might be "The One" (or at least, someone).
Hey everyone! Even at our most desperate, it's important to entertain the NOVEL IDEA that we should only date people who respect us. And whether you've got a friends-with-benefits situation or are working toward the real thing, here are signs that your low expectations have left you dating someone absolutely terrible.
Your texts or phone calls go unanswered
For some people, getting a text every two weeks from their crush is enough to keep them hanging on. This is not OK! It’s 2016; everyone knows how a cellphone works. There are no longer excuses for someone not answering you.
If a cellphone breaks, there's Facebook. If Facebook doesn't work, there's email. If email doesn't work, USPS is incredibly efficient. But who goes more than a week with a broken phone? If a person doesn't make the tiniest effort to reply to your text, he or she isn't interested.