5 things to look for in a guy before dating him
A guy could seem perfect for you, your friends may love him, and you may be falling hard for him too. Does that mean he’d be perfect for you?
There are a few perceived flaws that are completely excusable in a guy.
But then again, there are a few things that may not seem like such a big deal to begin with, but over time, they may be the same things that tear both of you away from each other, or leave you hurt and lost.
If you like a guy, or have just started to date him, keep an eye on these things to look for in a guy.
And make sure that both of you are compatible on all 5 of these things. Even one cross in this list, and things may just get sour over the months or years!
1. His interest in commitment
Is this guy really serious about dating you on a long term or is he just looking for a short fling? There are a few guys who can’t stay single because they can’t handle loneliness, but at the same time, they’re terrified of serious commitment too.
If you’re dating a guy, make sure he isn’t afraid to commit and is genuinely interested in the relationship. Take your time to get close to him, and watch his behavior. If you don’t feel like an important part of his life, chances are, you really aren’t!
2. His arrogance
Arrogance is subjective, but it’s still a trait that’s very easy to recognize. There’s a thin line between being overly confident in everything you do, and being cocky and arrogant about it.
If you believe the guy you like is extremely confident in a cute way, that’s good for you. But if his behavior comes across as rude and arrogant, especially when he’s having a conversation with you, he’s definitely not the guy for you.
3. His respect for you
A great guy will respect you for the person you are, and won’t treat you like you’re nothing more than his arm candy. A guy who respects you will try hard to impress you all the time.
He’ll dress up and look good for you *because he doesn’t want to disappoint you*, he’ll try to make a good impression on your friends and family, and he’ll display his chivalrous side every time he’s with you. On the other hand, if he doesn’t respect you, he’ll expect you to take control while he’d just behave like a lazy slob around you.
4. His social life
One of the subtle things to look for in a guy is his social life. Does he have a lot of friends? Is he a loner that no one likes to hang out with? A guy who’s too lonely may not always be a good find, because he’s either antisocial, boring or rude, or too occupied with something in his life to have time for anything else *and that includes you!*
5. He’s not living a secret
This may seem shocking, but there are many guys who lead double lives. He may be dating someone else or may even be married to someone else in another area code, while dating you at the same time!
Make sure the guy you’re dating isn’t building a secret relationship with you.
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