Everyone dates casually and has a good time when they’re young, but when you get older, you start to get more serious. If you’re worried that you’re not ready for a serious relationship yet, check out this list. On the other hand, if you think you are, read this list to confirm it. Either way, this list will give you some insight into whether or not you’re ready to handle a long-term relationship, and what you need to do to get there!
1. You Don’t Need Anyone else
If you’ve gotten to a point in your life where you’re content and don’t feel like you need anyone else, you may be ready for a serious relationship. A lot of people are constantly looking for someone else to complete them. If you feel like you’ve reached a point where you complete yourself, you may at the perfect point to get into a serious relationship.
2. You Enjoy Being Single
This goes along with not needing anyone else, in my opinion. If you’re single and you’re enjoying it, you’re at a very good place in your life. If you can go out to eat by yourself and don’t hate it, or you love going to the movies with your friends on the weekend, you’re probably ready to be in a relationship. You’re able to live your own life without relying on anyone else, which means that you’ll be able to invest in a solid relationship without giving yourself up!
3. You’re Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Self-confidence is so big when it comes to be in a long-term relationship. If you’re not confident in yourself, your own insecurities are going to constantly sneak their way into your relationship. It’s such a tough thing to do, but once you’ve figured it out, you’ll be able to have a healthy relationship!
4. You’re Finally Looking for the Right Guy
We’ve all looked for guys in the all of the wrong places. If you’re finally done looking for the bad boy or you simply know what you want in a guy now, if you’re looking for the right guy rather than just a guy who you know will be fun, you’re ready for a serious relationship.
5. Or You’ve Stopped Looking Altogether
It’s a common saying that once you’ve stopped looking for a relationship; the perfect person will fall right in your lap. If you’ve stopped looking, you never know, the perfect guy might be right around the corner! If you’re at such a good place that you aren’t even looking, you’ll attract all of the right people!
6. You’re Able to Put Someone Ahead of Yourself
If you’re not selfish anymore, you will absolutely be able to handle a serious relationship. Being selfish isn’t a good trait to have in a relationship, especially a serious one. You have to be willing to put someone else in front of yourself sometimes if you’re going to have a relationship that works.
7. You Understand That It’s Not a Game
When you were young, you probably treated relationships like a game. If you understand now that it’s not a game, you’re in a good place for a serious relationship. Sure, relationships are fun, but they also take work, and the second you stop playing mind games and start understanding that, the better suited you are to be in a relationship.
Are you thinking about getting in a serious relationship? Do you think you’re ready? Tell your story in the comments!