Sneaking around trying to determine if your partner is cheating could backfire on you if he is not cheating.
A woman wants to know that a man has a decent career, but flashing money around just for the sake of showing off may backfire.
Don't Fake a Connection: As social media expert Heidi Miller explains, pretending you know someone will not only fail as a connection technique, it will likely backfire and make your own reputation suffer.
Proposing on Valentine's Day may initially seem to be a wonderfully romantic gesture, but in reality it can backfire if the couple is not ready for the commitment or if the proposal is not staged properly.
Owners tend to give their pets food and treats as a way of showing affection, but this habit can backfire if it isn't practiced with some restraint.