beige flags

What are beige flags? The biggest sign someone on a dating app is going to be boring af

‘Using puppies to hide your lack of a personality’

Ever been on a date with someone so mind numbingly boring you’ve seriously considering giving up on dating forever because nothing can ever be worth the hell this tedious conversation is bringing you? Or have you been chatting to someone on Hinge and felt like you’re trying to get blood out of a stone because they are giving you nothing back? Well then you really should have paid more attention to their beige flags, as these are the biggest giveaways the person you’re going on a date with is probably hella boring and you’d have more fun staying at home watching paint dry than go on a date with them.

Having a picture with a puppy or baby, saying “if that matters” after your height or sharing your opinions on The Office on your dating profile are some of the most classic beige flags. They show you have probably put no effort into creating your profile and therefore don’t really want to put any energy into finding someone or you’re just an incredibly boring person, and honestly I don’t know which is worse.

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So what are beige flags exactly and who created them? This is everything you need to know about the newest dating app warning signs:

What is a beige flag?

Beige flags are essentially warning signs the person you’re dating or speaking to is a pretty dull, and unimaginative individual. They’re not really committed to the dating process, otherwise they would have come up with something less generic to answer their Hinge prompts with or fill their Tinder bio with.

Beige flags are unoriginal and lame prompt answers that you’ve already seen a thousand times on the app such as “I’m overly competitive at everything” or “the way to my heart is through food”. Yawn. They give away nothing interesting about the person creating the profile or reveal something which would make them stand out from all the other profiles.

According to the creator of beige flags Caitlin MacPhail: “If someone has a lot of beige flags on their profile, you’ll probably get to the end of it without having really learnt anything about them.”

How are they different to red flags?

Red flags are serious warning signs the person you’re dating is not someone you can have a healthy relationship with.

However, whilst boring, a beige flag is not a relationship ender or a sign someone could be damaging to be around. It could just mean they don’t feel comfortable sharing a lot about themselves on an app where they could be judged by thousands and therefore want to be cautious about how much they reveal about themselves.

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Caitlin said in an interview with Mashable: “A lot of people struggle to get their personality across on dating apps because it’s become a bit cringe to be authentic or vulnerable.

“It’s easier to put what you think people will want to hear, especially when it feels almost competitive on dating apps — it makes sense that people want to play it safe with their profiles.”

You could end up going on a date with someone who displays a number of beige flags and they actually turn out to be a really interesting person, just with a boring dating profile.

Who created beige flags?

Beige flags have gone big on TikTok in the last few weeks with the hashtag alone having over 1.7 million views, and it’s all come from one person – Caitlin MacPhail.

Caitlin began posting about beige flags on TikTok back in May this year when she listed a few of her beige flags which included “having an opinion on whether pineapple belongs on pizza”, “any reference to extremely mainstream sitcoms” and “using puppies to hide your lack of a personality.”

The original video has since been viewed nearly 500,000 times and Caitlin has gone onto create more TikToks about beige flags. People have even started sending in their own Hinge profiles for Caitlin to judge how beige they are and she now has over 10,000 followers.

Caitlin advises people who don’t want a boring dating profile to really include things that are unique to them: “Maybe they’re a little bit more niche and aren’t the same as the general population but that’s ok.”

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