3. ANYTHING LESS THAN 100% IS DISRESPECTFUL.
When you’re dating someone, it should be because you cherish them. When you instead treat them like they don’t really matter to you, it’s rude. You’re filling a space in their life that could just as easily be occupied by someone else, and instead of treating them like a valued part of your life, you’re taking them for granted. I would never date someone I didn’t respect, and if you’re the type of person who thinks it’s acceptable to be lazy in love, I have no desire to be with you.
4. I DON’T WANT SOMEONE WHO’S FINE WITH THE BARE MINIMUM.
The effort you give in relationships is indicative of the effort you give in other aspects of your life as well. If you can’t be bothered to give your all in our relationship, I know that you’re probably also half-assing your way through your job, hobbies, and friendships. I value effort in my partners, and I can’t date someone who barely skates by in everything they do.
5. I’M OVER CASUAL RELATIONSHIPS.
When I was in my early twenties, I was fine with being in relationships that were destined to go nowhere. But I’ve gotten that out of my system, and now I’m looking for something real and lasting. I’m pretty upfront with my needs and intentions when I enter a relationship, so if you know what I’m hoping for and still choose to treat me like you could take me or leave me, I’d rather you just break up with me now.