If you've clicked on this article because you think you might be dating a f*ck boy, then you probably are. But don't worry gal, it's happened to the best of us. Make absolutely sure by seeing which of these 10 tell tale signs your other half is guilty of:
1. He doesn't believe in labels.
You'll see each other most evenings, you've met his parents and friends but he doesn't call you his girlfriend. Even though you are, apart from you're not. You'll tell yourself he got hurt in a past relationship, or that it's better because there's less pressure and you can just chill.
No hu-uunny. No. He does this, so that when you see him texting another girl, you can't freak out because you're not technically official or exclusive. Plus, it means he doesn't have to take any responsibility because you "were never officially together".
2. He is a completely different person with his friends.
Everyone changes their personality slightly depending on who they're around, for instance I try and control my swearing when I'm with the grandparents. But the fella you're dating changes his personality completely. In private he might be sweet, caring and not an absolute douche. Yet when he's with his friends he turns into an idiot.
Lad culture is not ok, and if he becomes an ignorant arse when around his 'boys', get out. You'll tell yourself that the real him is the one you see in private, but you don't know that. If he has that side to him, then girl, you don't want that in your life.
3. In public he acts like he barely knows you.
A classic f*ck boy move is to not introduce you to people when you're out together, or call you his "friend". You need a partner who wants to scream your name from the rooftops.
4. Every single one of his ex's he calls "crazy".
He thinks all his ex girlfriends were psychopaths, and that nothing that happened in his past relationships were his fault. Yet when you meet one of them she seems lovely, or friends of friends vouch that she's sane and just doesn't like being cheated on. They all wronged him in some way, and he acts like the victim. Gal, hate to break it to you, but mathematically they probably weren't all crazy, maybe he is...
5. He has zero ambition.
He may have a job, but he hates it and blames the world for that fact. It's not his fault that he flunked his degree or hasn't been promoted- no it's the evil, cruel world that's victimising him.
6. He is obsessed with how many people you've slept with.
He brags openly that he has bedded dozens of lady friends. You on the other hand don't see the point of 'numbers', because you are a functioning human being who has mentally matured over the age of 16. However, he won't drop it.
If you cave and tell him, no number will ever be right. 2 and he'll call you a prude, 20 and he'll say some disgusting quote like "A key that opens many locks is a good key, but a lock that is opened by many keys is a bad key". Literally doesn't that saying just make you want to vomit and despair for the world.
7. He uses the word "slut".
This rule doesn't just apply to f*ck boys, if anyone in your life uses the word "slut" then cut them off. Honestly, just not ok. Side note, he will not hesitate in calling a woman a "slut" and branding her actions wrong but in the same vein will boast about all the "sluts he's banged".
8. He is weirdly possessive with his phone.
Phones are private, and yes you should never break that trust and look through someone's phone. However, being jumpy every time he gets a text, shielding his password like he's typing in his pin at a cash point and taking it literally everywhere with him is not normal behaviour. F*ck boy alert.
9. He goes M.I.A a lot.
Sometimes he'll just randomly not speak or see you for a week at a time, and then pop back up in your life. Or never pop back up and then you find out he has a new girlfriend. Yeah, he's weighing up his options and keeping you in his roster. What a f*uck boy move.
10. He asks for nudes a lot and sends unsolicited dick pics.
A classic f*ck boy tactic, why is this still a thing? I'm pretty sure an unsolicited dick pic has never worked on a woman. Also, if he's asking you for nudes he is probably asking 20 other girls too in the hopes that one of them responds. Ew.
Any or most of these sound familiar? Then you, my friend, have got a f*ck boy on your hands. Once a f*ck boy, always a f*ck boy. So get rid, or just link him this article and I'm sure he'll get the picture...
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