3 things to look for in a potential mate.
In my experience I’ve found 3 elements that are needed to make a romantic relationship work with another person.
We all have varying definitions of the following, but I’ve put in what these mean to me in this context.
Someone who you trust, respect, and enjoy being around.
In this context, I am referring to someone who you are sexually attracted to.
Willing to give up something material or immaterial to keep this person in your life, or to keep the peace between you two.
Let’s break this down into individual scenarios. Look at any person you connect with regularly in your life and you’ll find yourself in one of these scenarios:
You’re just friends. Easy.
One night stand or booty call.
Pretty much a coworker.
Attraction + Compromise
Friendship + Compromise
Friendship + Attraction
A good relationship that likely won’t make it through tough times.
Friendship + Attraction + Compromise
Potential to be a life long mate.
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