1. You’re on the rebound. Let’s start with the painfully obvious: If you’re fresh out of a long-term relationship and looking for love from a place of loneliness, you probably need to slow things down.
2. You’re constantly checking in with each other with texts. If you’re the type who overanalyzes texts (no emojis and a period at the end of a sentence? What does that even mean?) or use your phone as a way to monitor your partner, you may be shortchanging your relationship before it has a chance to start.
3. You let yourself be overly vulnerable with this person. Trust is something that’s built over time, not something you grant on date number three. Make sure this person is worthy of your trust before you go telling them your deepest secrets.
4. You’re spending more and more nights at their place. It’s a tough if you’re a serial monogamist, but every-other-night sleepovers should generally be avoided early on in a relationship.
5. You’ve said, “I love you” or started mapping out your future together. Nothing compares with the rush of emotions early in a relationship, but don’t get those feelings mixed up with love.
6. You’re ignoring your non-negotiables in the relationship. It’s fine to view your S.O.’s quirky personality habits as cute or endearing, but major divisions in your value systems and views shouldn’t be accepted in the same way.
7. You’ve floated the idea of moving in together. It makes sense: You get to split your bills and come home to your favorite person at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, studies have shown an increased risk of divorce for couples who move in before making a clear mutual commitment to each other.