6. He still uses his dating profiles.
Now if this isn’t a massive red flag, then I don’t know what is. If he is claiming that he is serious about you and wants to be with you but at the same time utilizes his dating profiles to the fullest, then you know very well what is going on. He is simply stringing you along, and exploring his options at the same time.
When you genuinely fall for someone and want to be with them, you don’t think about getting involved with other people, do you? But if your man is trying to convince you that he is serious about you, but not deleting his dating profiles then he is simply playing mind games with you.
7. He does hurtful things to make you jealous.
You know you are with a toxic man when he tries to make you jealous by indulging in behaviors that hurt you immensely. He will deliberately flirt with other women and get involved with them because he loves seeing you upset and hurt, as this makes him feel happy on the inside. Yes, it’s incredibly twisted, but that’s how toxic people work; they feel good by hurting other people.
He will post pictures of him with other women, openly flirt with them online and even in front of you sometimes, and might even go out on dates with other women. All he wants is a reaction from you, and he doesn’t care how he is extracting it.
8. He never supports you in any way.
Be rest assured that he will always come running to you when he needs your help or wants something from you. But when it’s the other way round, and you need his help and support, surprise, he is nowhere to be found. As long as he is getting his needs met, he doesn’t care about anything else.
If you are going through a hard time in your life, and you need some emotional support, he will either avoid you or straight up ignore you. It’s easy being there when things are perfect and happy, but when someone is not there to help you in your tough times, they don’t deserve to be in your life.
9. He is never interested to know the real you and your life.
When you really like someone and want to be in a relationship with them, you would naturally want to know everything about them and their lives. Who they are as a person, what kind of family do they have, their likes, dislikes, etc., are all important things and wanting to know all this is very natural. That is how you know someone better, right?
Well, in case of men who play mind games, they don’t really care about any of this. All they care about is having fun with you, and getting their needs and demands met. Who you are and how you feel is not their concern, and never will be.
10. He is not ‘The One’, and you feel it in your soul.
No matter how much you like him and want to be with him, somehow you know it in your gut that he is not ‘The One’. Whenever you are with him, you feel incomplete and you just know something is missing. You are always feeling uncertain, apprehensive, and unhappy, and you have no idea what to expect from him.
You might be holding on to straws because you like him a lot, but when you know, you know. If it’s doesn’t fit, and if it doesn’t feel organic and right, then it’s better not to force it. Nothing good ever comes out of that, right?
If you have seen a few or all of these signs in the man you are dating, then please know that he is playing mind games with you, and has absolutely no intention of spending his life with you. Don’t waste your time on people who don’t deserve your love, kindness, and goodness, and instead wait for the right person to come along. Trust me, he is just around the corner.
You deserve to be with someone who loves you with all their heart, and cherishes you, not someone who plays toxic mind games with you.