Then, there are those who are too afraid of taking the risk of falling in love because they have been hurt too much in their previous relationships.

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Are you really serious about wanting to be in a committed relationship?

Beware of a person who wants to become sexually familiar quickly.

Often they are seducers just looking for another conquest.

Or, if they are over-focused on sex it may be because they don't feel they have anything else to offer.

Once the relationship becomes too intimate, they'll cut and run..

Look out for the person who is quick to flatter and compliment you without really knowing you.

Often these people "do" charming (as opposed to "being" charming) and are adept at communicating and appearing enthusiastic and enthralled. Their focus is on short-term intimacy, appearing to be open, revealing and vulnerable. In a discussion about their past relationships, they will denigrate their former partners.

There are people who chronically meet and date individuals who, at first, seem so perfect for a warm, loving relationship. it's so easy to become intoxicated during that early infatuation stage when you meet someone who fits your pictures and seems like the perfect match. Our deep love for them can put us in denial of the fact that they are unavailable for an intimate, close relationship with us.

But when those same "in love" people take off their rose colored glasses, they realize the person they thought was Mr. ("He's so good-looking," or "What a gorgeous woman! If a person is serious about finding an emotionally available person for a committed partnership, there are whole categories of people who should be avoided: people living in another state, those who are still married or in love with someone else, and people with addictions - be it workaholics or drug addicts. They may have suffered through a troubled childhood experience that has wounded them or they now have higher priorities such as their career or taking care of a sick parent.