This is one of the more obvious signs that something may be wrong. Sure, it could be that he has a type, but it also could be one of the signs he still loves his ex and is willing to “settle” for someone who just looks like them.
Watch out for signs of a carbon dater, such as a focus on looks and frequent mentions of the ex. If he's not over his past relationship, it's best to avoid getting involved for a healthier outcome.
This goes hand in hand with sign number two. You can usually get a feeling that something isn’t quite right, even if a guy doesn’t outright mention the ex.
Did he tell you about the time his ex went on a cruise trip with him in the Caribbean, then buy you tickets after a bit? Have people regularly mentioned things his ex used to do, that he now tries to get you to do?
You’re getting evidence that he’s trying to recreate certain moments he had with his ex, with you
Sometimes, what you two have in common are looks. Other times, it could literally be your attitudes and similar hobbies. Regardless, Carbon Daters will typically only date people who have a striking similarity to one another in at least one way.
You’ve seen the ex, and you two have a little too much in common
Beware of carbon daters who act like you're their ex, rushing to move in, seeking labels, and showing you off to friends too soon. Take caution for a healthier relationship.
It feels like he’s trying to resume a long-term relationship, even though you two just started dating
To a point, we’ve all been there and rubbed our dating successes in an ex’s face — or at least, wanted to do so. It’s almost human nature to do it.
Feeling like you're playing a role in a choreographed relationship? It may be a sign that he's still attached to his ex or projecting expectations onto you. Trust your instincts for a genuine connection.
This one is touchy because it is so hard to figure out it’s happening on most occasions. Make no mistake about it — if he’s getting pushy about certain foods, clothing items, or activities, it could be because he’s a Carbon Dater.
Stop, and do not pass “Go.” This is what we call an instant dealbreaker and a sign that you’re going to have a really bad time, mmkay?