However, if you’re a smart enough woman, you’ll know that there are just a few things that you should not put up with.

You won’t miss him in a pack of other guys, as he is usually the leader.

Whether in the club, in the office, or just about anywhere, he is the alpha male—and he won’t let anyone forget it.

There’s a part of you that wants to change him, that wants to be the one to be able to allay his reservations about it, but he says he’s just happy the way you both are. Well, if that’s not what you want, then it’s time to get off at the next stop.

[Read: The 10 best kept secrets to making a man commit to you] #2 The Control Freak.

But if ever you get into serious trouble, you can’t expect him to be around. Sure, the gestures might be nice, but can you really imagine yourself having to coddle your man 24/7 for the rest of your life? [Read: 11 easy ways to deal with needy people in your life] #15 The Mr. He turns every conversation into a debate just so he can hear himself talk. He made a commitment to someone through thick and thin, till death do they part. There still are good, honest, smart, ambitious, hard-working, and socially *as well as mentally* balanced men out there. It might take time to find these good ones in the vastness of all the lazy, cheating, self-absorbed, needy, greedy, lying jerks that you see.

He tells you he’s read every book you ever mention, and he’s studied this and that. This is absolutely, plainly, utterly a tremendous “NO! Secondly, how exactly do you think this will pan out for you? There’s just too much drama that you really needn’t be a part of. But don’t settle for any of the latter-mentioned guys, because you deserve so much more than what they can offer.He buys you a fancy dress and tells you to wear this on your next date.You appreciate it as a grand, romantic gesture—that is, until he tells you what to order at the restaurant, what to talk about, what to say, how to act. He’s the bossy guy who will order you around and throw a hissy fit if things don’t go his way.Then you’ll start going out and will think that maybe, just maybe, you’re the Mrs. But then you’re wrong—there’s no right woman for this guy, and there never will be.He’s fully committed, all right—committed to being eternally single.He can be overbearing to the point that he’s annoying and disrespectful. He’ll lie, deceive, and slither his way into your skirt, as well as the skirts of all the other women in town.