It may seem as if your new love interest is just really into you, but these behaviors may signal a rocky future. As you navigate the dating scene, it is okay to question your feelings about a potential partner and their motives. Trust your gut if the attention you’re receiving seems too good to be true.
There are many red flags associated with love bombing, but here are five common ones that a new partner could be love bombing you.
- Over-the-top compliments
- They call you their “soulmate”
- Communication with them is intense
- Costly gifts
- They want all of your time
Including your partner in a discussion about actions that feel uncomfortable to you may help you develop a strong and healthy relationship. It’s also important to trust your gut. If you sense something is wrong or feel that your partner’s behavior is unusual, you may be right. As you explore different relationships, lean on your pillars of support if you’re unsure about the person’s actions.
If you’re looking for a more objective perspective, the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month campaign “love is respect” advocates can be reached by texting “LOVEIS” to 22522, chatting via the site, or calling 1-866-331-9474 if you still need more clarity about love bombing.
MARYLAND RESOURCES to address relationship abuse:
- Baltimore County Hotline – 410-828-6390
- Springboard’s Carroll County Hotline- 443-865-8031
- National HOTLINE – 1-800-799-SAFE