There’s nothing quite like being in love, but the journey to finding it isn’t always an easy one.
Relationships can come to extreme ends, romances you thought were solid can crumble, and people you love can hurt you, and you can hurt them. When you first begin dating someone, it’s difficult to judge if they’re going to be the one for you, or whether it’s going to end in heartbreak.
As a result, guys can often hold back on a commitment until they know if this is going to be the partner for them. While it’s impossible to look into the future and tell if this romance will go all the way, there are some signs to watch out for that can help you realize if she’s the one for you.
No-one wants a relationship to end badly, so looking out for these little signs could save you and your partner from future heartbreak.
1. She has no problem admitting that she likes you.
She’s not playing games and she’s not fooling around. She does not want to keep you on a leash and she is very honest about her intentions. She does not feel the need to make you work too hard for her because she is also interested in you.
2. She has no problem taking the steering wheel every once in a while.
She is not truly a submissive kind of girl. She has no problem making decisions in the relationship every so often. She is not afraid to tell you what movie she wants to watch or where you should be having dinner next. She is expressive and honest about her opinions. She also has no problem making plans for the both of you even when you don’t ask.
3. She has a life outside of the relationship.
She has a life outside of your relationship and that’s a good thing. This means that she is not solely dependent on you and that she won’t let herself be defined by merely being your girlfriend. She is ambitious and also wants to make a name for herself.
4. She respects you.
She treats you with the greatest respect. She never insults your dreams and ambitions. She is always constructive because she just wants to build you up to be a better person. She is never looking to belittle you or bring you down.
5. She doesn’t treat you like a trust fund.
She has a stable job and income flow. She doesn’t rely on you for gifts and lavish toys. If she wants something, she goes out and gets it because she is able to. You know the relationship is real because she does not treat you like an ATM. She’s not in it for the money.
6. She is independent and strong.
She has her own goals and dreams and she is not afraid to pursue them. She can defend herself in compromising situations and does not turn to you every single time she’s faced with a problem. She’s a big girl who can take care of herself.
7. She is supportive of your dreams and ambitions.
She knows that you have goals in life and she never wants to serve as a barrier to your dreams. She is your most important support and will never stop you from focusing on the things you are passionate about.
8. She plays an active role in your $-e.x-life.
She doesn’t just lay there and wait for you to finish. She always tries to make an effort to make each s-e.xual experience a memorable one by keeping things fun, lively, and interesting.
9. She’s a great listener.
Whenever you have problems, you always feel like you can turn to her to help you solve them. She’s more than just a girl you want to date. She is your best friend too.
10. She has no problem introducing you to her friends and family.
She loves you so much that she is ready to bring you into her own social circles. Knowing that her friends and family are very important to her and the fact that she’s looking to integrate you within those social groups is always a sign of comfort.
11. She never speaks ill of you whenever you’re not around.
She respects you enough to tell you about your faults and weaknesses to your face and in private. She never does it in the company of other people just to humiliate you. She always wants to be constructive because she believes in your potential.
12. She doesn’t have any emotional baggage.
She doesn’t carry any crosses from previous relationships, and so you don’t have to worry about her not being over an ex. She has had closure with all her past flames and that’s a good sign for the future.