Meet beige flags: the habits your lover revels in while you release several bombastic side eyes. They’re annoying — but not toxic enough to leave them over — so you suck it up. But according to Harper’s Bazaar, the trend may be toxic after all.
Tina Wilson, relationship expert and founder of dating app Wingman says, “Modern-day society has conditioned us through popular culture and beauty standards to see things as unacceptable when really, they’re just part of someone’s character. As a result, she says, “This can stop people from progressing a date to something serious, and you may never know if that person was right for you. The beige flag trend might encourage you to be intolerant to a large majority of people, jeopardising your future happiness.”
Essentially, beige flags aren’t toxic — but following this trend can be. But rest assured. As we wrote in our “Beige Flags, Explained” article: “No, you don’t have to break up with a partner or call a relationship therapist over a beige flag. We all just have our ~quirks~ and as long as it doesn’t disrupt the daily functioning and health of the relationship, you’re fine.”
In other news, meet “phubbing,” the chronically online habit f-cking your love life.