Maybe that’s just me being a bit cynical, but I’ve also had my fair share of jerks, so what do you expect?While we may not be able to rid the world of jerks, we can definitely rid our lives of jerks if we keep our wits about ourselves and don’t let them get too close.The thing with jerks is that they manage to keep their jerkery (yes, we’re making that a word for this piece), under wraps in the beginning. These are the type of things you want to pay attention to, because they're definitely early signs that you're spending time with a jerk, so break it off and run. Alcohol is definitely as close to truth serum that you’re going to be able to get your hands on legally.Everyone has ugly parts of their personality, the parts we like to dole out in small amounts as we get to know someone, and jerks are the same way. While we’re all guilty of occasionally having angry, absurd, or even mildly crazy experiences after drinking too much, some people are just straight-up awful when they drink.As you sift through potential suitors, you inevitably come across some who are like you, and others who are not.blame the “hanging out” culture or label an entire gender “dogs,” but we both know that's a cop-out.Both women and men can meet the jerk criteria, which entails self-absorption, lack of consideration for another's feelings, and often a sanctimonious, holier than thou attitude.
The answer, unfortunately, is more complex than the question.
Although the ugly part of your personality might be that you get angry when someone swipes the last donut from the office kitchen, which, let’s be honest, is pretty endearing, jerks obviously have a whole other level of ugly behavior. There’s nothing worse than a mean drunk, and jerks are almost always means drunks because their real evil selves come out of hiding.
Some guy you went to high school with contacts you on Facebook.
Since no one is perfect and we could all use a bit of polishing, let's put it out there and admit that it's a good thing to look at the behavior that might be holding us back from finding the happy, healthy relationship we all want and deserve.
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If you want to avoid dating a jerk, then here’s how to do just that.