​5 Signs You Should Date Him or Her

5 Signs You Should Date Him or Her by James Russell Lingerfelt 

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1. Trusted family and friends introduced you. 

Most everyone wears their best face when they first meet people. But here, your trusted friends and family know the person well and can vouch for their character. 

Before the 1920s in most parts of the world, we had grown up with the people we ended up marrying. Our grandparents knew each other. Our parents knew each other. 

We knew exactly who they were before we dated or courted. 

Though that’s not the world we live in now, knowing the person's history and where they came from is key in helping prevent us from future disasters. 


2. They’re honest. 

They say what they mean and mean what they say. And when you ask them a question, they’ll tell you. 

This quality, along with selflessness, is what creates and solidifies a secure foundation in relationships. 


3. They’re reliable. 

When you ask for something, they will strive to provide it for you. If they aren’t able to provide, you know they gave it their all, because you’ve grown to know them well. 

They are committed to you during the hard times. Only you will know what qualifies as hard times.  
But if they hang in there with you through the worst, takes notes, because a lot of people won’t. 


4. They’re patient. 

They understand plans may change and hiccups arise. 

They recognize they are part of a global community, a universe, and that the universe doesn’t revolve around their wishes or ideology. 

5. They apologize when they know they’re wrong. 

Some don't. But the partner we’re looking for will not only apologize but strive to repair the problem. If they’re flippant and unwilling to apologize, take note. 

One of the best pieces of advice my brother ever gave me was, “Don’t allow them three strikes. When there’s one strike, and you’ll know what a strike is when you see it, you need to end the romantic side of the relationship.

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2 comments

  • Claire

    Claire Worcester MA

    The article is always interesting and informative. Knowing all about love, who to date. At my age, 68, I enjoy these articles. I am searching for my last lover. Keep these love articles coming!

    The article is always interesting and informative. Knowing all about love, who to date. At my age, 68, I enjoy these articles. I am searching for my last lover. Keep these love articles coming!

  • jan hawkins

    jan hawkins West Sussex ENGLAND.

    An eye opener but I am rather glad that we are able to make our own choices of a partner from a wider range of individuals from all walks of life and countries. One can only hope that this will lead to greater awareness and understanding of the fact that we are all linked to the same universe.

    An eye opener but I am rather glad that we are able to make our own choices of a partner from a wider range of individuals from all walks of life and countries. One can only hope that this will lead to greater awareness and understanding of the fact that we are all linked to the same universe.

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