10 SIGNS SOMEONE DESERVES TO BE YOUR PARTNER

“If you spend too long holding on to the one who treats you like an option, you’ll miss finding the one who treats you like a priority.” — Unknown

First dates can either be magical, embarrassing, or a little bit horrifying. It’s always scary to put yourself out there as a potential romantic partner for someone new. For most people, first dates tend to be two people who are both equally nervous and equally awkward, which means that you’re not always getting the correct impression that the person wishes to leave.

When someone is more relaxed, they may be a completely different person than when they’re nervous and anxious. The real question is: how do you know whether or not that first date should become a second?

HERE ARE SOME SIGNS SOMEONE DESERVES TO BE YOUR PARTNER

1. THERE’S A REASON YOU’RE UNSURE…

If you find yourself trying to decide whether or not you should take them out for a second date, that’s almost always a sign that you should. Knowing whether or not someone will work with you is kind of instinctual. You won’t need that second date to know you two won’t work. But if you’re just a little bit curious what they might be like the second time around, booking that second date is always the right choice.

2. YOUR ENCOUNTERS ARE RESPECTFUL…

Although you may be more interested in getting along and have the same taste in movies and humor, think about how much your date showed in terms of signs of respect. For example, did your date show up later, but not apologize? Respecting your time is part of respecting you. If your date was late, but apologized and explained the situation, it shows that they’re respectful and more likely to respect you in the future. Lack of respect is a red flag for an unhealthy relationship.

3. YOUR MIND FEELS FRESH AND CLEAR ABOUT HOW YOU WANT YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO GROW.

You may be judging your date unfairly when trying to decide if you should give them a second date. You may also be allowing your feelings about past relationships cloud how you feel about your date. Make sure that you’re looking at things with a fresh and clear mind. The person that you’re dating now deserves a fair chance, and they won’t get that if you’re mentally comparing them against former relationships.

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