Check out a few of the primary traits of the psychopath so that you can be educated about what they look like and how they act, and you can detect them as early as possible in the dating process.
We just want to make you aware of the pitfalls associated with online dating.
This pitfall is the most important one to avoid because there’s potential harm to your family on the line if you don’t.
This is called "love bombing." It's the idealization phase he gets you hooked on, and it's the phase you will spend the next however-many months or years trying to get back once he abruptly shuts it off. He loves all the things you love and you have all of the same interests. Does he seem like he's had a tough time with people, who always use and abandon him? Psychopaths absolutely love pity, so pay attention to how many illnesses and injuries he's had. A psychopath will sometimes blurt out something odd about himself, apropos of nothing.
If you had a tough childhood, he will say something like, "We both had it rough. Whatever he says about the other people in his life is pretty much exactly what he'll be saying about you at some point, so listen carefully. Did he miraculously beat cancer but it could come back at any minute? Once he has you hooked, you'll find yourself begging for sex because he suddenly won't want it anymore. Like you might be cooking dinner and suddenly he blurts, "I'm crazy you know." Or "I'm cheating on you." He will then either deny he said it or play it off as a joke. Once psychopaths have you hooked after the "love bombing" and "idealization" phase, they then begin to devalue you.
While most people believe that the psychopath lacks the capacity to form an attachment with anyone, this isn’t exactly true.