People often say how communication is very important in any relationship, but perhaps this is more important than ever in today’s time.
This is a generation where ghosting is as easy as crossing your fingers and it barely takes a minute to entirely cut someone out of your life and disappear, never to be found.
So it is even more crucial that people in today’s time be honest if they have any issue in a relationship.
The dating trend ‘yellow-carding’ is exactly that and an actually positive dating trend instead of something that instills fear in us.
What Is ‘Yellow-Carding’?
The term ‘yellow-carding’ comes from various sports where penalty cards are used by the referees to reprimand, caution or punish a player who is breaking the rules of the game or doing something illegal.
A ‘yellow card’ is often used to caution the player that they are doing something wrong and need to control themselves.
A yellow card is showing a few times before the final ‘red card’ is shown signalling that they have crossed a line and could be suspended from the game.
This is essentially what this dating is also about, just instead of an actual yellow card, people are using their words.
They are now openly calling out their partner if they are doing something wrong and ‘yellow-carding’ them before they break-up.
Here are a few reasons why this could be a very healthy thing to do:
#1. Makes Boundaries Clear
Yellow-carding on the first date or first few dates can be very healthy for a relationship as it makes certain boundaries clear.
It also allows both the partners to ponder if those boundaries are something they can take in a long-term relationship or not.
This can also save either of the partner getting blind-sided later on in the relationship and create problems.
#2. Can Show Other Person’s Ability To Take Criticism
One of the biggest things that this would show is how well the other person is able to take any form of criticism or differing opinions.
This would be a big indicator to the kind of personality that person would have and whether they are the kind of person that you want to be in a relationship with or not.
#3. Save Emotional Trauma
Continuing on from the last point, yellow-carding a person early in the relationship can help to make it clear if the relationship is going forward or not.
This could then save you the emotional trauma if sometime down the lane, when you are more invested in the relationship, a break-up happens.
#4. Makes You Be Honest To Your Partner
More than anything, it makes you be honest to your partner as well as to yourself. The time to communicate is now, and it would just feel much better to start a relationship on a honest note, where you lay important cards on the table and then go forward from there.
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