19 Signs You’re Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship

Every single person will tell you that they want to find someone, but sometimes the people you find just aren’t right for you. At all.

Of course you have to be positive in any new relationship, and hope that the next person will be “marriage” material, but sometimes you need to acknowledge when you’re with the wrong person.

The need to be in a relationship sometimes means you miss the tell-tale signs the person you’re dating is a dick. Well we’re here to save you, with 19 signs that you’re in a dead end relationship. Get out while you can!


1. It feels like too much hard work

He is a bit of a baby, and even the smallest things become a massive effort. If you’re having a fight after only a few dates and it doesn’t end up in make-up sex – then give him the boot.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


2. You’re not totally attracted to him

He doesn’t have to be as gorgeous as Brad Pitt, but you need to feel some sort of attraction when you’re around him. If you think he looks Sloth from The Goonies, then you should look elsewhere.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


3. He is “super busy” all the time

If he likes you, then he’ll make a real effort to see you as much as possible. If he keeps fobbing you off with shit excuses then you’re better off moving on and finding someone a bit more attentive.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


4. Your friends seriously disapprove

Your friends know you better than anyone, so if they don’t like him then you seriously need to start asking yourself questions about whether he’s the right one for you.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


5. He makes you cringe

You’re not blushing because he’s paid you a lovely complement, you’re blushing because he told your Nan about that time he drank a pint glass of sick. Totally inappropriate, if he can’t get the basics right then you’re not going to work long term.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


6. You don’t share the same values

He thinks that women need to be in the kitchen making dinner, and not much else. If you don’t agree on fundamental principles then you’re only going to end up in one long intolerable fight.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


7. The sex is BAD

Couples who are bad at sex will often tell you that it’s not important, but without it, you’re just friends really. There needs to be some level of sexual harmony otherwise you obviously aren’t a great fit. Get down or get out.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


8. He won’t add you on Facebook

There are two reasons for this. One, he has a secret passion for something really nerdy that he doesn’t want to share. Or two, he is chatting up other girls and he doesn’t want you to know. Sort it out.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


9. You can work him out very quickly

After one date, you pretty much know everything you need to know about him. There are no hidden levels, no little quirks, no interesting stories. He is just… plain… BORING.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


10. He is one creepy motherf***er

Everyone has the odd thing about them that’s a little weird, but this guy is full of creepy shit. For example, if he asks you to take a wee on him in bed, start running and NEVER LOOK BACK.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


11. You don’t speak the same language

Some things are universal. Sex for example. Relationships on the other hand aren’t. If you can’t understand a word he says it’s very unlikely that you’ll bond on a deep level. Get him his passport out of the drawer and send him packing.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


12. The guy is mean to you

If he is consistently mean to you, then he clearly isn’t a nice person. Cut him loose.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


13. He thinks he is cool, but he really isn’t

His shit banter and crappy jokes don’t impress you, and neither do his rubbish stories about his year abroad in Peru. Why don’t you go out and find someone who will actually make your life more interesting?

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


14. If you’re honest, he’s little more than a sex toy

Regular sex is great, obviously. But if you’re looking for a lasting commitment then you should probably stop meeting people on Tinder and try a little harder.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


15. You think you can change him

If he’s a bad boy, then don’t waste good years of your life trying to turn him into a saint. Try and find someone a little more compatible. Nobody likes to be changed, so why bother?

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


16. The person is woefully unresponsive

It takes them ages to reply to your texts, then when they do, it’s usually a one-word answer that leaves your blood boiling. Conversation is underrated you know mate.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


17. The person is a bum

He’s lazy. It takes hours to get him to even go outside, so don’t expect him to plan anything nice for you. Everyone likes to relax, but there is also a whole world out there to explore. Don’t waste your time with a lazy bum.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


18. One person is more into it than the other

Chasing a partner is fun to start with, but if one person is doing all the leg-work it does begin to get tiring. Eventually hitting your head against a brick wall gets annoying, it’s nice to get a little bit of affection in return.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship


19. Your gut is telling you no

Give up. He’s a dick.

19 Signs Youre Tragically Stuck In A Dead End Relationship

So there you go. If you’re dating someone who does all these things, then surely it’s time to get out the heartbreak hammer and smash the guy over the head with it. Chances are he won’t be that bothered, because he obviously treats you like crap. If you’re happy in your relationship however, here are some gross signs that you and your partner are pretty comfortable together. Does your man show all these awful traits? Let us know.