Love bombing can manifest in two ways: Manipulators are particularly good at figuring out people’s needs and insecurities, but in the beginning they are likely to go for something that is more common, such as the need of attention and feeling important.
As they interact with you more, they will be able to notice other less obvious needs.
They will joke in such a mean and condescending way that it’s not even funny.
They might flirt with other people in front of you then accuse you of being jealous.
Sometimes, narcissists pick a stronger victim just for the challenge — they want to prove themselves they can have whoever they want.
In this case they may pick a person who is already in a committed relationship or a person who is not at all interested in them initially.
Dealing with toxic people in general is hard enough, but being in a relationship with them is probably one of the worst experiences one can have in life.