By Jessica Conigliaro

When choosing who stays and who goes, Sean Lowe considers how each girl makes him feel after their date together. Lowe blogs to People about his incredible date with Selma: “From the first night I couldn’t keep my eyes off of the 5′ 1″ dark-haired, olive-skinned, Iraqi beauty. Selma was incredibly beautiful, smart and fun, too! From the moment I picked Selma up, everything seemed so natural. It amazed me how comfortable I was with her.” Unfortunately, Leslie H. did not capture Lowe’s interest quite as much. He said that even though he hoped a spark would develop with her, he felt she put him in the “friend zone” each time he’s want to get affectionate. “I admired and respected Leslie for so many reasons, but I knew she wasn’t the one for me,” he said.

What are some signs you should cut ties early in a relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

Dating someone new always leaves you wondering if there is future potential for a meaningful relationship. It can be just as hard to detect the possibility that it will not work out. Here are some tips on how to tell if you need to step away early on:

1. You have trouble contacting each other: If you are not hearing back from the person you are interested in, it is possible they are purposely ignoring you. For instance, if you repeatedly try contacting someone and don’t get a response, they may be dodging your calls. Vice versa, if you find yourself avoiding the person you have been dating, consider some of the reasons why you don’t want to talk to them.

2. Drama with an ex: Emotional baggage from past relationships often lingers. The last thing you want to do is get involved with someone who is still in love with the last person they were with. Repeatedly mentioning their ex in conversation is usually a clear indication that they still have feelings for them. If you are dating someone who is recently single and begin to notice they are afraid to commit, you may just be their rebound–which is no way to start a healthy relationship.

3. You don’t get along with their friends and family: Feeling uncomfortable or annoyed by their friends or relatives could have negative effects later on. As your relationship progresses, you will most likely be forced to spend more time with these people and won’t be thrilled to do so. Your partner may begin to feel he has to choose between you and his friends–this is not an easy decision to make and may not work out in your favor.

How were you able to tell it was time to say goodbye? Share your thoughts below.