Kevin Carr, writing at Essence, provides a list of canine-inspired warning signs for women looking for love.

How far we go really depends on you. This article is not meant to excuse men, including myself, of accountability. It is designed to equip YOU with the tools you need to hold us accountable and assist you in avoiding men that do not have your best interest at heart. In the grand scheme of things, you are in control. You decide whom you attach yourself to. You do not have to turn your life into an animal shelter only to later dread whom you have allowed to have access to your heart. Avoid what you don’t want by learning the 10 Signs you're dating a dog in disguise." …

He Doesn't Bark

Just as you are alarmed when a stranger is at your door, and your dog fails to notify you with a little "woof woof," so should you be when a man is hesitant to divulge who he is beneath the surface. It takes time to learn a person's character, but when a man is too vague and mysterious, about his age, where he lives, and essentially who he is, you should be alarmed.

He Won't Go Out and Play

How often do you hear of a dog not wanting to go out and run around? Is your man uncomfortable being out in public with you? If he has regulated your interactions to "house dates" or when he does take you out he makes sure to keep the dates on a certain side of town, he could be hiding something. Pay attention.

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