5 Signs You’re Dating An Emotional Vampire

This article may contain affiliate links, learn more.

There are a lot of words you could use to describe a partner who seems to take more than they give, but I’ve always thought the term “vampire” was right on the money. Vampires are often portrayed as drinking the blood of their victims, but according to centuries old folklore, they sapped their victims of their “essence.”

In many ways, that’s exactly what an emotional vampire seeks to do. Emotional vampires are so prevalent that we sometimes begin to see their behavior as pretty standard and just tolerate it. We often don’t know who it is they are!

Here’s a reminder; 5 signs you’re dating an emotional vampire.

1. They fail to listen to you.

One of the more frustrating things about dating a vampire is they don’t listen to you. Often, they feign interest in order for a chance to talk themselves. When called on it, they often…