Signs You Have Terrible Taste In Men — No Wonder Things Never Work Out!

You’re still single and that’s not for lack of trying. You put yourself out there, but it always comes back to bite you in the butt. You want to find your one true love but no matter how hard you try to pick a good guy, you end up dating douchebags. Maybe it’s not just bad luck in love — you might just have some seriously bad taste in men. Need more proof?

  1. Your friends say so. You might think that you know what’s best for your life, but that’s not always true. Sometimes your girls do know best. In fact, they might know you better than you know yourself. You need an outside perspective to get you out of your dating funk, so let your girls be honest about your love life for once. Ask for their unbiased opinion on your taste in men and don’t be upset when they give you the brutal truth. After all, if you’re still single, every little bit helps.
  2. You always end up heartbroken. You have never broken up with a guy — instead, you’re always the one getting dumped. There is something wrong with you—it’s your taste in men. The reason all your relationships end in heartbreak might be due to the fact that you keep choosing to date losers. If there are issues from the start then why do you keep expecting a loser to turn into Prince Charming? You’re a great girl and you shouldn’t be left constantly heartbroken, but if you keep picking the wrong guys, that’s not likely to change anytime soon.
  3. You’ve been ghosted multiple times. You meet a great guy and you’re falling fast, but all of a sudden he’s gone and the worst part is that you don’t even know why. Guys aren’t disappearing because you’re a horrible person, it’s because they’re just terrible men. You pick guys who don’t even care enough about you to end a relationship properly. That speaks to his character… and your bad taste, unfortunately.
  4. You’re always getting played. You fall for players every time and you don’t understand how you could be such a fool. The answer is easy, though — it’s because you’re attracted to big-shot men. You date a narcissist and then you’re shocked when he ends up caring about himself more than you. If he sounds too good to be true, he probably is. He might be charismatic, but in the end, he’ll never be your prince.
  5. Nice guys turn you off. You tell your friends you want to settle down and meet a nice man, but your actions say otherwise. You like the danger and the drama of the bad boys, but all that excitement will always end in tragedy. If you want to stop getting your heart broken then you need to start dating the good guys. They might not be a whirlwind of emotions, but they can still make your heart skip a beat, and instead of ending the night in tears, you won’t be able to wipe a smile from your face.
  6. You truly believe you can change a guyRather than hook a good guy from the get-go, you look for bad boys with “potential.” Taming a bad boy might make you feel good about yourself, but odds are you’ll just be another girl he takes for granted. Why not ditch these douchebags and set out to date guys you actually like, no alterations needed? There are a lot of really great guys out there, you just keep picking the ones who need improvement and then you’re angry when they don’t change. You’re doing this to yourself.
  7. You always have to give out second chances. Why aren’t the guys you meet using their first chance with you a little more wisely? You shouldn’t be in a relationship where you constantly have to forgive a man’s indiscretions. It’s great that you have a forgiving heart, but you should be with a man who actually cares when he hurts you. You deserve at least that much. Second chances should be rare — most men just don’t deserve another shot.
  8. None of your exes would be considered “good guys.” Looking back, it’s clear that every ex you have was a bad boy. It might have taken you some time to come to this realization, but don’t waste your new-found perspective. Instead, use it to clear your vision on your next conquest. Determine if he’s one of the good guys or just another bad boy with charm before you fall for him. That’s the only way you’ll steer clear of heartbreak.
  9. No one’s surprised by your breakups. Sometimes people don’t have the courage to tell you that the current “love of your life” isn’t exactly a winner. Instead, they let you make your own mistakes and just keep hoping that at some point, you’ll learn from them. If the news of another failed relationship isn’t a shock to your loved ones then they were probably expecting it.
  10. You’ve been cheated on… more than once. Once a cheater, always a cheater. After all, a leopard doesn’t change its spots. Maybe you were the “other” woman but if he cheated WITH you, he’s bound to cheat ON you. You need to start picking guys with relationship standards, but you keep grabbing from the bottom of the barrel and that’s why you always get the short end of the stick.
Kelsey Dykstra is a freelance writer based in Huntington Beach, CA. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing from Grand Valley State University and been writing professionally since graduating in 2013. In addition to writing about love and relationships for Bolde and lifestyle topics for Love to Know, she also writes about payment security and small business solutions for PaymentCloud.

Originally from Michigan, this warm weather seeker relocated to the OC just last summer. Kelsey enjoys writing her own fictional pieces, reading a variety of young adult novels, binging on Netflix, and of course soaking up the sun.

You can find more about Kelsey on her LinkedIn profile or on Twitter @dykstrakelsey.