What Is Bird Boxing?

It’s nothing to do with birds, or constructing home for birds or even fighting birds. It does however have everything to do with the popular Netflix film starring Sandra Bullock. Spoiler alert – the film is quite scary and so is the latest dark dating trend with a similar name. Here’s everything you need to know about bird boxing and how to prevent it happening to you…

Bird Boxing
It’s not what you think…

What Is Bird Boxing?

In the film, Sandra Bullock only survives her apocalyptic world by wearing a blindfold everywhere. Being bird boxed is very much the same, it’s when you become blind to how rubbish the person you are dating really is.

Does It Happen A Lot?

Once you start to like someone you always get those rose-tinted glasses, especially in the beginning. It’s hard to see the bad qualities of this new person in your life and you tend to only concentrate on the good. It happens all the time and it’s sadly a big part of dating. But some bad qualities are worse than others and should act as bigger warning signs in the beginning.

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Sandra Bullock in the film Bird Box inspired the term.

What Do I Do If I Get Bird Boxed?

First of all, you have to figure out that this is what has happened to you. It isn’t always easy to spot… Have a think about this person you are dating, what are their worst personality traits or habits? Be honest. It doesn’t make you a bad person to think about this. Everyone has their faults, so don’t rush to end it all if you can think of bad things. Think instead about the impact it has on you. Does it make you upset? Do you find yourself putting up with a lot of behaviours you wouldn’t tolerate from other people? Are they starting to effect your life in a negative way? If the answer is yes, you’re being bird boxed. The next step is to decide whether this is a behaviour that can be changed or if it’s time to say goodbye. The choice is yours.

How Do I Avoid Bird Boxing Someone?

Be honest about who you are from the beginning and always be yourself. This way you know you’re not stringing anyone along or lying. You don’t have to be perfect to find love.

Bird Boxing joins our list of bad dating trends to watch out for. It’s important to always remember what your boundaries are and stick to them and never be afraid to end a relationship or stop dating someone if you are unhappy.