Stop dating bad men

Doesn't it seem like whenever you're out of one toxic relationship — with yet another heartbreaker — you seem to end up in a new romance mirroring the last?

The thing about dating is we never really learn our lesson.

He's totally full of himself yet weirdly charismatic — all at once.

"Everyone's attracted to confidence, so it's easy to fall for these guys," says Chiara Atik, author of .

At the time, I was a brunette with straight, shoulder-length hair.You keep saying you want a nice, emotionally understanding guy and yet somehow, you always end up in the arms of a player.You tell yourself you're looking for someone good for you and yet, you always seem to choose someone who's all wrong for you. Getting played by a supposed Prince Charming is almost a rite of passage.It’s not that you’re not attractive, intelligent, interesting, fun to hang out with or fun to sleep with. Your inner most workings are attracted to the douche before you pick up on it 3, 4 or 5 dates in.For whatever reasons you have this disease (Daddy issues, abandonment, previous relationship baggage or all of the above), you must do everything that you can to combat it or you will find yourself suffering from this ailment for the rest of your life.