The 8 Things You Need to Look For in a Partner
A life partner is the most important person.
A lot of us can have different motivations for getting into relationships, but we are all united by our insatiable desires for experiencing love in our lives. As human beings, it is inherent for us to want to give and feel love to other people. That’s why a lot of us spend lots of time just searching for that one person with whom we can share a very special kind of love for the rest of our lives. This is the person we tend to build our future around. This is the person with whom we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. This is the person we give our hearts to without any expectations.
But the sad truth remains: relationships aren’t always going to last. The thing that you think is love right now may not turn out to be the kind of love that you initially expected. Love is always evolving and the people in relationships must learn to evolve along with it. But sometimes, someone falls of the wagon and everything becomes messed up. That’s why it’s important for people to find a significant other with whom they are compatible from the very start. Sure, there is a time and place for romantic exploration and experimentation. But as we get older, we want to settle down with that one person who is just right for us.
Be on the lookout for some of these characteristics in your future partner to make sure that you get yourself a great catch:
1. They are passionate about something.
It’s always a good sign when the person that you’re in love with is very passionate about something. It could be about anything. They could be passionate about their career, their religion, a piece of art, or a hobby; it doesn’t really matter much what it is that they’re passionate about. It’s just important to note that if they can be passionate about something, then they also have the potential to be passionate about you.
2. They are compassionate.
The best kinds of people are always compassionate. They are those who just get along well with other people because of their compassion. They have this uncanny ability to see things through the lenses of other people. They are very patient and understanding, and you rarely ever see them getting upset over something.
3. They love wholeheartedly.
You should find yourself a partner who loves wholeheartedly without any reservations. You don’t want inconsistency in your relationship at all. You want a love that is stable, structured, consistent, and always present. You don’t want to be dating who is going to be hot and cold, night and day, dark and bright. You want the safe kind of love: the predictable kind.
4. They don’t fight below the belt.
Don’t date a person who attacks you on a personal level. Yes, it should be okay for you and your partner to have occasional fights. But the manner in which you fight is very important. Don’t you dare settle for a person who resorts to physical and emotional abuse when you have your disagreements. That’s not real love at all. That is a toxic relationship that you need to get out of. – Continue reading on the next page
5. They are quick to forgive, but not to forget.
A forgiving person is always a great person to be with. They are the kinds of people who understand that human beings are inherently flawed and that they will have their shortcomings every once in a while. But you should know that despite their seemingly limitless patience, they are also people who never forget. They won’t be afraid to correct you when they see that you’re doing wrong.
6. They have dreams and aspirations.
Date an ambitious person who dreams big and works hard to achieve greatness. You don’t want to be stuck in a long term relationship with someone who has no direction in life. If you want to have a successful relationship that is going to go all the way, then you need to be with someone who actually has an eye for the future. Date a visionary who will not settle for mediocrity and failure.
7. They are financially responsible.
One of the marks of a mature person is financial responsibility. If a person is so immature that he/she is unable to manage his/her finances well, then that person is not mature enough to be in a stable and healthy relationship. You should only be dating a person who has his/her finances all set. You don’t want to be with someone who spends money recklessly like a child. That will make for a very problematic future.
8. They have no problems expressing their gratitude.
Date a person who is always thankful. You will never regret being with a partner who is thankful to have you around for companionship every day. A lot of times, people will withhold their attitude out of pride; and that can lead to misunderstanding and resentment. That’s why it’s always a good idea to be with a person who doesn’t hold back when it comes to saying thank you.
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