So, you’re dating this new guy and you’re thinking about whether or not you should start going steady. What is it about him that has made you consider such a serious step? Sure, he’s attractive, he’s funny, he’s smart, and you enjoy spending time with him. But is that all there is when considering engaging in a serious relationship with someone?
Some guys might seem nice at the start and then become total rubbish towards the end. Find out if the guy you’re eyeing really is relationship material with these 5 tell-tale signs.
5 Ways to Tell if He’s Relationship Material
1. He Has a Clean Track Record
If you have mutual friends, they should be able to give you an idea as to how your potential partner performed in past relationships. Take time to hear out what these friends have to say and find out whether or not the guy you’re eyeing really is worth the leap. Be careful when choosing who to hear out, however, as some of those people might not actually be telling the truth.
2. He Has Ambition
The last thing you want is to have a giant man-baby depending on you for everything he needs. Someone who’s worth being in a relationship with should have his own ambitions and should act in a way that brings him closer to his goals. Choose someone who constantly wants to improve himself to ensure your future success as a couple.
3. He Motivates You
There are some men who will drag a woman down, and that’s never a relationship you want to be part of. As early as now, you should be able to tell what kind of effect this guy has on you. If he challenges you in a healthy way and he makes you want to improve yourself, then you’re probably got yourself a keeper.
4. He’s Never Boring to Be With
Don’t get this one wrong – you don’t always have to be climbing mountains and trying out every single restaurant in the city. You have to learn to enjoy silence with your potential partner. If and when you find yourself happy and content even when you’re doing absolutely nothing together, then you’ve got a good catch.
5. He Respects You
Whether it’s a different opinion, preference, or idea, he doesn’t take it against you. A man who’s relationship material will respect everything about you and won’t try to change you (unless what you’re doing is self-destructive.)