You've probably already had your fair share of hits and misses when it comes to guys. And who can blame you? Getting to know guys is hard enough; finding the right one is even trickier. But once in a while, there's serendipitous moment when you finally bump into someone whom you feel is really boyfriend material. It's as if the universe conspired for you two to meet and someday live happily ever after. But let's hold the wedding bells for just a second. Why? Because it always starts out this way and in the end, you always end up right back where you started—sulking and wondering if there really is a guy out there for you. To avoid those mistakes again, here are some signs to look out for.
He checks out. Every girl has an ideal guy in her mind. It's helpful to actually list the qualities you are looking for and rank them according to what's most important to you. It's also good to remember that not every guy you meet will have all the qualities you have on your list (hey, this isn't a fairy tale, right?). But if he checks out on at least your top three, then you definitely have a strong contender on your hands.
He likes the same things you do. Knowing that you both like your eggs sunny side up instead of scrambled can only take you so far. But if you guys have activities and interests in common, then you two will probably have a blast together as friends and maybe course, when it comes to the larger things in life like dreams and aspirations, it isn't as easy to find a guy who shares your exact same outlook. While it helps when you and your partner have a lot in common, the important thing is that you're willing to grow and try new things with one another. Besides, who wants a carbon copy of themselves for a boyfriend? That would just be plain boring.
He's someone you're comfortable with. Another surefire sign to look out for is when you don't mind spending the whole day with him. You can just be lounging around the house the entire time watching wildfire shows and bad reruns and still have fun. When you don't mind him seeing you wearing the most unflattering clothes and no makeup, then this means you're really comfortable with him. He puts you at ease and you can be your real self around him.
He isn't greedy. Falling in love can have a lot of effects, not all of them good. You may sometimes encounter guys that want you all to themselves, literally. If your guy gets jealous a lot or he sulks when you go out with your friends, then that's not a good sign. A keeper always knows that you have a life outside of your relationship. He'll let you go out with your friends as much as you want and maybe even be willing to tag along when you ask him to. And what's more, he doesn’t mind if you have close guy friends too. Now that's a guy you can bet is in it for the long haul.
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