Red Flags v Beige Flags: The Brutal Tik Tok Trend

by | May 26, 2023 | All about Love

Taking ages to do everything? Careful there, that may be your beige flag.

Forget looking for red flags when you go on a date, there’s been a game change in the dating world. Say hello to beige flags, the new grey area between the red flags and the green ones, where instead of searching for the early warning signs in a relationship, we are looking for something neutral that could either be our biggest ick, or something you may consider.

Picture this, you are on a date with someone who just seems absolutely perfect; they are good looking, charming and have dark humour. I mean, what else could you ask for? When they suddenly reveal that they love pineapple pizza. Now, is this something you can get over as everyone has their own preferences, or will you be disgusted every time you guys order Dominos to the point where you can’t even enjoy your own pizza? And if things go worse and you end up breaking up? Oh God, I can already imagine, ‘Oh yeah, well at least I don’t put fruits on my fucking pizza!’

The trend started last year in May when the user @itscaito posted a video using the phrase. The self proclaimed ‘CEO of beige flags’ went viral in a span of minutes, creating a trend with over 2.4 million views on Tik Tok.


beige is the new red and in other news dating apps are a wasteland 🚩 #hinge #redflags #datingredflags #hingedating

♬ original sound – Caito

Now, I am aware that everyone’s tastes and preferences are different from each other. But just like with the red ones, beige flags are also something people are very wary of. They are not bad, but they are not good either. They are just a whisper of caution that makes you stop mid track and consider if you are willing to accept them.

So, Floozies, while beige flags might give us a moment of hesitation, they also bring a feeling of excitement and intrigue to the dating game. After all, who wants a completely predictable partner, when you can add a little bit of spice.

Now if you are as picky as I am, you’ll probably look for every small detail, including their hair colour. Read our anonymous article on standing up a guy because he was blonde.

So, keep an eye for those subtle hints of uncertainty, it might be your gut telling you something, but also embrace the beige flags as love can be quirky sometimes.

Edited by Caitlin Hart

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