Just like millennials, we are that generation obsessed with Harry Potter and TwilightGen Z is obsessed with introducing more and more terms into our vocabulary, especially those that refer to relationships and dating.
we saw it with him ghosting, that terrible way to break up with someone; with the tendency to flirt call hardballing; with the word situationships, which seems to us the excuse for not committing; or even with the dry datingthe new way of dating that the Zetas are making fashionable.
And now they do it again with a new “flag” with which we will have to be attentive when having an appointment, the beige flag.
Red flags, green flags and now beige flags
The red flags o Red flags are the signs we see at the beginning of a romantic relationship, for example in a Tinder date, that they warn us that what we have before us will not end as a healthy relationship but a toxic one. She is a “friend, realize” and an “it’s not there” that invites us to walk away from a relationship.
For example, a red flag is that he asks us about the number of sexual partners we have. A red flag is that I frown when I hear that I write about sex and relationships. Or treat a waiter badly. Or lie A red flag is that you don’t like it succession and say that one of the best series on hbo It’s actually “average”. Ok, this last one is red flag for me. One as big as he likes pineapple pizza.
Each person will have red flags different, although some will be common to all, and will even be the key to recognize a misogynist.
The green flags or green flags are just the opposite, the positive signs that we see in a potential partner and that indicate that something good could come of it, such as being a feminist (unless it makes us wokefishing…), or that he likes animals.
Well now it has come up one more concept that is situated between the red flags and the green flagsthe beige flag. The term has been coined by the tiktoker Caitlin MacPhail, who in her description of her profile (@itscaito) claims to be “CEO of beige flags”.
A beige flag or beige flag is that sign that indicates that a person is uninteresting. Someone bored, go. A person who has nothing wrong, but who does not excite according to the zetas either. It could be that person who uses all the phrases of the wonderful song 0.60 Hot Asshole (give yourself 3 minutes of pure fantasy).
beige is the new red and in other news dating apps are a wasteland 🚩 #hinge #redflags #datingredflags #hingedating
♬ original sound – Caito
For her, having your opinion about coriander on your profile or about whether or not the pizza should have pineapple is a beige flag. That uses comedic expressions mainstream like “you’re looking for Pam for my Jim” are a demonstration according to MacPhail that you don’t have any kind of depth. That he uses animals to hide his personality (that person who only talks about his cat, for example, because there is nothing else in her life), or that he makes any mention of spreadsheets are a beige flag.
To see one beige flag and running away, or hugging that person is only your decisionas much as Gen Z says that one of them is reason enough for there to be no second date.
Maybe that normal person, boring for some, normie for others, it is actually the ideal partner for us because it cares for us, loves us, respects us and has the affective responsibility that we need (and demand) in any couple. No more.
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