And so Lex’s player has Lex watching Scooby-Doo one morning while eating a turkey-and-marshmallow salad.
Cue Cam’s player having Cam come in to make disparaging comments about what Lex chooses to watch on TV and proceed to gripe about the disgusting food.
Likewise, if Person A tries to shift the conversation to something xe finds interesting and the Person B only continues with flirtations and come-ons, then that’s a pretty decent indicator that Person B isn’t looking for a substantial relationship. In real life, if a couple never disagrees with each other, that means that one of them isn't being honest and is just giving in to what the other wants.
Another problem is when characters created to be love interests don’t do anything but hem and haw and look shyly away whenever the other character so much as looks at them, let alone tries to talk to them. Ask yourself - is there any way in heck that doing it longer will make you start liking it? While this may put off disagreements in the short-term, in the long-term it's going to make that person very, very unhappy as xe'll constantly see xir own dreams and goals unfulfilled at the expense of xir partner's, leading to frustration, bitterness, resentment, and lots of repressed emotions.
Do you feel a sudden, overwhelming urge to date these hypothetical people?
Now imagine that they rub their skills in your face and make a point of one-upping you, as many OCs are wont to do with their intended love interests.
(And while this was written for romantic relationships in mind, pretty much everything applies to platonic relationships and friendships, too.) Many characters do little more than cast longing gazes and twiddle their hair in the direction of their Intended Love Interest.
Sound like someone you’d jump into a relationship with?
By and far, the most questionable traits people try to match are flaws.
How much it takes varies from person to person, but as a general rule someone who does absolutely nothing but flirt is going to set them ringing at full throttle. What’s more, if Jordan can’t take no for an answer now, how can Todd expect Jordan to take no for an answer when the activity in question is… Admittedly this is a worst-case scenario, but a partner being unable or unwilling to communicate, negotiate, and compromise early on in the relationship is a red flag of major trouble to come.
The reason’s pretty simple - someone who only flirts and never engages in any meaningful conversations is probably just looking for an ego-boost or is just stringing the other person along. On the flip side of the coin, some characters will never disagree with anything the other partner says.