Don’t walk under a ladder, don’t look at a black cat, don’t forget to throw salt over your shoulder if you spill any at the dinner table… It seems like there are hundreds of things to signal that bad luck is about to come your way. Wouldn’t it be easier if we had hints like that to let us know that relationships are going to crash before they do?
Well my superstitious readers, if recent history has taught us anything, there are a few read flags that can let you know you’ll probably be on the singles sex search in the near future. When it comes to relationship jinxes, avoid these ones so you don’t doom your love!
Getting photographed in a wedding dress before your wedding day
I’m not sure why girls would want to do this anyways, but here’s your official warning: Don’t!
This week Laguna Beach babe Kristin Cavallari did a photo shoot of wedding dresses to prepare for her upcoming nuptials to Jay Cutler and just four days after the pictures were taken, he dumped her. Literally the exact same thing happened to Carrie Bradshaw when she did a wedding dress photo shoot for Vogue, and Mr. Big dumped her on their wedding day. Listen ladies, if you don’t want to be dumped before you even get the chance to say “I do,” then stay away from cameras when you’re trying on dresses!
Tattooing your spouses name/ face/ whatever on your body
A video surfaced this week of Kat Von D getting a tattoo of her boyfriend Jesse James’ face on her side. Now, this would be a bad idea for anyone to do, but considering she had only been dating him for a few months, and he’s known for cheating on his girlfriends/wives/anyone, I don’t feel bad for expressing how much of an idiot I think she is. She got the tattoo and Jesse left her, and the world remained unsurprised. But she’s not the only one! Angelina got one of Billy Bob, Johnny Depp got his Wenonah 4 Ever, Britney got matching ink with K-Fed, Amy Winehouse had her Blake Tattoo… The list goes on and on. I can only think of a handful of people who have relationship tattoos and are still together, and I have the clock counting down to when they’ll get divorced.
Buying a pet together before you’re married
“I’m really sorry to hear that. Who’s keeping *insert pet’s name here*?” You’ll have this conversation with every friend you have that buys an animal together before they’re married. It seems like getting an animal is the first step to a break up. You get to see what they’ll be like with a serious commitment, you won’t be happy with how they deal with it, and you’ll want out. It works every time.
If you’re superstitious, do yourself a favor and avoid doing these things whenever possible!