Meeting someone who is unpleasant and full of themselves is absolutely annoying.
People like this make dating ten times more difficult, and they could possibly make your experience a horrible one to the point where you feel like giving up on meeting someone special.
The good news is that you don’t have to tolerate any jerks in your life, and it’s really easy to spot them and put them in their place should they disrespect you.
Firstly, you must understand the definition of a jerk, also known as an asshole or a prick. A jerk is a highly unpleasant person who confuses arrogance for confidence, and one who generally disrespects others because they think unrealistically highly of themselves or they’ve just decided to be mean. All genders are included under the jerk definition.
A jerk is mostly unapproachable, and you can pick this vibe up easily. They don’t have a warm and inviting aura, and they tend to be quite rude if you try to strike up a conversation with them.
When you’re in their presence, you don’t feel comfortable. It almost feels as though you are a different person and the real you has taken a back seat to accommodate the character that’s trying to socialize with the jerk.
Jerks tend to be arrogant in that they believe that you should treat them as if it’s an honour to have them in your life. They’ll be quite dismissive of your feelings and will be generally disrespectful.
When you’re in a dating situation, the ball is in your court as you are the one that decides who to allow into your life. The first thing you do with a jerk is stop their nonsense right from the start. If someone is being off with you, don’t waste your time by trying to be nice. Accept the fact that you’re probably dealing with a nasty person and you’re better off with not having them in your life.
It’s better to move to another spot or leave them room if you’re feeling uncomfortable with someone. It’s also not unusual to feel uncomfortable in someone’s presence because of the aura they give off. You won’t always click with everyone you meet, and when you’re aware that you’re not clicking with someone, don’t force the situation.
Don’t tolerate rude behaviour from someone. Respect yourself enough to walk away from anyone who doesn’t acknowledge that you’re a human being that deserves respect.
Jerks are usually broken people who’ve decided to be horrible to the world as part of their revenge for getting hurt. It’s no excuse to be mean, and it’s definitely not something that you should tolerate when trying to find love.
*image from La Scandaleuse.