When it comes to relationships, we all know about red flags and green flags. They’re those clear signs that help us understand if someone is good for us or not. It’s not difficult to recognize them as their names make it quite easy to understand. But have you heard of the latest TikTok dating term– Beige Flags? Here is what this new dating
What Exactly Is a Beige Flag?
Beige Flags are the quirks and habits of our partners that make us pause for a second and go, “Huh, okay.” They’re those unique little things that don’t really affect the relationship itself but still cannot be ignored. Beige flags are totally harmless — neither good nor bad. They just sort of…are. If it’s getting confusing to understand what a beige flag exactly is, here are some examples of TikTok approved beige flags to help you understand.
Apple Juice at 30,000 Feet: Nicole’s Boyfriend
Nicole’s boyfriend has a thing for apple juice, but only when they’re on a plane. He always orders apple juice on the plane (something that he never does otherwise). Talk about reaching new heights of beverage preferences.
Ketchup, Spoon, and Some Serious Love
For Bridget, her girlfriend’s condiment preferences are what causes her eyebrows to rise sometimes. She has a habit of eating ketchup straight from the jar with a spoon. It’s not what most would consider the norm, and it definitely raises the beige flag.
Suitcase Struggles of Michela’s Boyfriend
Instead of wheeling his suitcase around, Michela’s boyfriend carries it by the top handle. It may look a bit odd, but hey, who are we to judge? After all, the only person who’s getting the extra workout is the boyfriend himself.
Emma’s Fiancé’s Self-Care Ritual
Emma’s fiance indulges in not one but multiple baths throughout the day. Like, what’s up with that? It’s his thing, and it’s totally random and certainly qualifies for a beige flag. Thankfully, the only thing it guarantees is that he is clean.
Mark’s Girlfriend’s Dressing-Free Delights
When it comes to salads, Mark’s girlfriend keeps things simple. She enjoys them completely dry, without any dressing or fancy toppings.
Kaylon’s Curious Partner
Dining out can be an adventure, especially when Kaylon’s partner is around. He always asks the table next to them what they have ordered. Thank god Kaylon’s not an introvert, and maybe they even got some crazy cool recommendations out of these questions.
Over the last decade, there has been a movement on the uprise of people deciding to live their truth and share all the colors of their being with the world, whether or not that expression fits within the pre-set and dated norms. Although people’s opinions and reactions are divided, there has been a growing wave of LGBTQIA+ supporters who encourage people to be their true selves. On May 19th this year, famous singer, Demi Lovato, posted a video in which they came out to the world as non-binary.
The Meaning of Non-Binary
This is a general term used to describe gender identities that are neither female nor male. Non-binary individuals could identify as neither of the genders, both, consider their gender identity fluid and changing, or as being other-gendered meaning that they don’t place a name to their gender. They commonly use gender-neutral pronouns such as they/them.
Demi Lovato’s Journey of Self-Reflection
Demi Lovato revealed that, over the past year, they have been on a journey of self-reflection and healing. That led them to think deeply about their gender identity and to the realization that they are non-binary. In the singer’s Instagram message to their fans and the promotional clip for their new 4D podcast, they explained that their preferred pronouns are they/them. The star explains that they are not claiming to be an expert or a spokesperson, but simply someone in the process of learning, self-exploration, and ready to start living their truth.
4D With Demi Lovato
Lovato explains how growing up in front of the cameras, they would often put their career first and do what was expected. They share what a devastating effect that has had on them, pointing out the overdose that happened in 2018, and how it’s time to think of themself and their happiness first for once.
The new 4D podcast will be a platform to explore and discuss many diverse and meaningful topics. The first guest on this podcast was the internationally-renowned gender non-conforming artist and author Alok Vaid-Menon.