If you’re using a dating website, exercise extreme caution when meeting up with a dating partner for the first several dates until you feel you know the individual (i.e. If the dating partner attempts to rush the relationship, that is a red flag.
An individual who respects your boundaries will work with you to slowly progress the relationship at a pace that is mutually agreed upon.
Sexual chemistry is not the same thing as healthy bonding and attachment.
Well, studies show (Brown, 2013) that people with narcissism market themselves in attractive, deceptive packages.
They may present with a swagger, intense eye contact, false bravado/charm, knock-your-socks-off seduction (often learned by neurolinguistic programming (NLP) programs or online seduction programs), swift pacing of rushing the relationship into commitment/cohabitation/marriage/business partnership, promising a future together (which is later discovered to be a lie), intense sexual chemistry, love-bombing (repetitive texting, emailing, phone calls), or romancing the target excessively (flowers, etc).
We often hear the term “narcissist,” but what does it mean?
From my vantage point as a psychotherapist, I work with many individuals who are leaving and healing from relationships, especially romantic ones, with people who are narcissists.
An individual with narcissistic tendencies may also want to know all about you, but then may fake being your soul mate by rushing you into consenting to a relationship/marriage/cohabitation/business arrangement (Hotchkiss, 2010).