Because we could use the dating advice, we asked Cracked readers on Facebook, “What’s a dating red flag you wish you hadn’t ignored?” 

You need to kiss a lot of frogs before you find a prince, but sometimes the frogs have fly breath and you should absolutely put them back in the swamp where you found them. Here are 14 times you persisted in the pursuit of love despite all the signs screaming at you to stop. 

TELL US NOW. TELLS YOU THEY'RE UNAVAILABLE Jane S. says to listen when someone tells you who they are, saying When he told me 'he didn't know how to be a boyfriend,' I should have listened because he was 100% correct. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. EXTREME JEALOUSY Naomi H. says, On one of our first dates we went to my favorite coffee shop. The owner (a gay man that I had known for years) complimented my perfume. My date spent the rest of the night accusing him of wanting to sleep with me. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. MOVING TOO FAST Michael C. warns, She was naming our future kids three minutes after we met. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TRUMP APOLOGIST Mike M. says, First date. Spring 2016. She said, 'Trump says some good things.' I should have noped out of there immediately. About one month later, not making this up, after telling me she had visions from God regarding my success in the future - God spoke to her again and told her I was 'not holy enough.' Should have listened to my instincts. CRACKED.COM

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TELL US NOW. OWING A LOT OF PEOPLE MONEY Alicia M. says, He owed money left, right, and center and kept borrowing just to spend more. Really should have paid attention, because it furned out he borrowed a lot of cash from me, which I never got back. Glad I learned from that and became a lot less naive. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. DISRESPECTFUL TO PARENTS Abbey E. warns, Pay attention to how he treats his mother. It matters. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. CHARMING BUT FRIENDLESS Astrid O. warns to run if he seems very charming and funny, but oddly doesn't seem to have any friends. If I had paid attention to that red flag I could have avoided a legit sociopath. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. JOE ROGAN FAN Jessica E. says, On our first date, he started three sentences with 'Joe Rogan says...' I should have ran after that. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. OBSESSED WITH THEIR EX Antonio S. says to run when they talk abut their ex more than about themselves. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. RELIGIOUS EXTREMIST Noah H. says, She was a VERY religious girl; I'm agnostic, but respected her. I took her to work every morning. She also needed coffee each morning or she'd get the typical headache addicts get. ...Except she adamantly insisted it wasn't a headache. It was the Devil attacking her and I wouldn't understand because I am a sinner. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TRASHING ALL THE EXES Flic H. says, When all of his exes are 'crazy' in some way... .eventually you realize he's the common denominator, and they were probably just normal women with boundaries. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TOO INVESTED TOO SOON 0A Amy C. warns, Look out for people who want to get too involved in your life right away. If someone wants to be attached to your hip right from the first date, they will likely just get more and more clingy and possessive as time goes on. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. CONSPIRACY THEORIST Darrin W. tells US, She said 9/11 was an inside job. CRACKED.COM

TELL US NOW. TOO MUCH INFORMATION Cory T. tells US, We had known each other for about a week, and she brought me donuts on my birthday. I asked her how she knew it was my birthday. She said she had the local police run a background check on me, and my birth date was on it. If someone digs a little too much into your past without your consent, run. CRACKED.COM
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