For example, you are asked about what you like to do and feel you have free choice to consent, with no negative response for refusal.
A warning sign would be feeling pressured to do what you don’t want.
For example, you feel comfortable being the person you authentically and comfortably are.
A warning sign would be if you engaged in deception or pretense to get along.
This is probably safer than dating someone about who you have no reliable information from trusted peers.9) You trust your instincts when they communicate a vague feeling of doubt, distrust, or danger.
This is probably safer than denying your senses and just relying on how you would like things to be or to work out.10) You beware yourself and acknowledge your vulnerabilities. He pushed me to push myself to try new things and get ahead, but he also watched over me while I did.
Second, do you like how you treat the other person in the relationship?
For example, you treat the dating partner as a person of equal worth and standing.
Sons need to be spoken to about safe and respectful treatment of any young woman they go out with, as one single mom did with her son: "I expect you to treat anyone you date as respectfully as you would want your sister or me treated by any man dating either of us, is that clear? It was embarrassing, even humiliating what he put me through when I was going out with a guy. ‘Daddy,’ I’d complain, ‘nobody else, not one of my friends, has to go through what you put me through when I date! I came to call it ‘taking my dates into the kitchen.’ It went this way.
A warning sign would be if the other person needed to show off to impress you or prove their worth.
Fifth, does the other person like how they are treated in the relationship?
Fourth, do you like how the other person treats themselves?
For example, the dating partner is honest with themselves about their strengths and weaknesses.