Take note of any diagnosed and treated sexually transmitted infections, as well as consistency of protected sex.
Also be aware of your partner's past experiences in general.
It is helpful to have a sense of your partner's hopes and plans for the future.
These intentions help inform your own vision of life in the next one, five, 10 years and beyond.
This includes believing that "things can always get better" and turning "obstacles into opportunities and adversity into lessons." Jill Avery-Stoss is a graduate of Penn State University and a writer and editor based in northeast Pennsylvania.
Having spent more than a decade working with victims of sexual and domestic violence, she specializes in writing about women's issues, with emphasis on families and relationships.
In the end, they fail to make space in their lives for the right person because there’s no room.
In the creative arts, there is a saying: “Good is the enemy of great.” And I’d say the same applies to relationships. If you’re not saying aloud (or at least to yourself) “I love you” to your mate in 6 months or less, hit the “next” button.
Observe how they interact and spend time with one another.
When true love strikes, it doesn’t take long to recognize it. Inspire you.♦◊♦Now, this theory of high standards has to apply to yourself as well—don’t settle for a mediocre version of yourself if you want to attract an amazing mate.
When everything clicks, there is very little doubt in your mind. Be someone who chases their dreams, if you want that characteristic in your mate.
This can include anything from athletic and academic accomplishments to legal trouble or mental health issues.
Even though history does not wholly define a person, it can have great influence.