How The LBB Began:
As three twenty-something friends swapped their stories of male conquests-past and present, they soon realized that their anecdotes often led to what-was-I-thinking-dating-that-guy? conclusions. They encountered more than a few big red flags over their dating careers and, since they figured that many others have too, they decided there should be a place to share and read these stories—and The Little Black Blog of Big Red Flags was born.
We’ve all spotted a red flag. It’s when you notice that something is a tad off with the guy (or girl!) you’re dating but you decide to let it go, maybe even forget about it. It’s really no big deal. You like the person, you’re falling in love, you really—really—want to get laid, whatever. Then, when things start going downhill, you think back to that seemingly insignificant moment you tried to shrug away and think … that’s when I should have known.
Red flags aren’t always deal breakers, nor do they make the offenders on this blog, or the guy/girl you’re currently dating, bad people. If you spot a red flag, the offense doesn’t necessarily mean you need to kick the person to the curb—though if you start to recognize especially heinous ones, we hope you’ll realize you deserve much better. Overall though, most of these stories are just, plain and simple, good to know. After all, if you pay attention, no one can tell you, “I told you so.”
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Meet the Founders/Editors:
(L-R) Natasha Burton is a serial monogamist who’s currently the Relationships Editor of Glo.com, a lifestyle website partnered with MSN and ELLE magazine. Meagan McCrary is an L.A.-based yoga teacher with an adventurous spirit for romance who has written for a variety of local lifestyle magazines. Julie Fishman is a sports-playing-tomboy-turned-married-comedy-writer who teaches at a college in Hollywood and writes for screen, print, and web. The three met while getting their Master’s degrees in creative writing from USC and currently live in Los Angeles.