Dating a narcissictic person
Looking for real talk about the most important relationships in your life? Your Tango is our go-to destination for cathartic love advice, sexy tips, brave personal essays, and an amazing network of experts who solve our trickiest dilemmas.Whether you're single, married, divorced, or in-between, the online magazine is not afraid to cover the stuff we all think, but don't say out loud.Your narcissistic date will demand your full attention.They do not do well when you are distracted by someone or something else.Your date may be overly picky about where the restaurant seats you.He will want a table in a prominent spot and certainly not near the kitchen or in a back corner.While we are well-aware narcissism knows no gender, the author of this particular piece examines red flags for a narcissistic man.
If your date has any one of these tendencies, they may be within the normal range of narcissism—meaning, you can handle this challenge with humor and clear boundaries.
They are expert in making you feel special—from ordering for you at the restaurant to watching out for you when you are walking in traffic, he will wow you with attention.
It is all about satisfying his own hunger for money, control, or sex that is motivating their affection for you.
Even though it looks like he is reaching out to others, it is all about him.
Listen for a litany of complaints about his life, job, living situation, or anything he talks about. They go postal over anything they perceive as an inconvenience.