Searching for Mr. Right in a sea of Mr. Wrongs can seem like a daunting task. 😩 And honestly, it really is! But it's also super exciting and fun, too. If you're not just dating casually but actually searching for the "one", then you should keep in mind a list of qualities- some flexible and some non-negotiable- that you want in your man. Keep reading for list of suggestions to help you recognize Mr. Right when he knocks at your door! 👊
1. Same/similar Belief Systems ✝✡☪🕉☮
It's essential that you and Mr. Right have the same or similar religious (or lack-thereof) beliefs. It can be worked out when both parties are not dedicated to those beliefs or practice them regularly, although still challenging. And when kids enter the picture it can become confusing and be the source of strife and tension. So, it's always best to be on the same page and move in the same direction! 🙏🏼💗
2. Financial Stability💸💳
No one wants to be with someone who can't handle their own finances. Watch how they spend their money and how they save. Your guy should be stable, and know what direction he wants to take in life. It's super sexy when a man is driven and dedicated to their career and life goals! 🙌🏻
3. Hygiene 🚿🛁
Good hygiene is just one of things that you can't compromise on. And it's more than just smelling like B.O. or having dirty hands- it speaks about how they care for themselves. You want to be with someone who cares enough about themselves and has enough self-respect to shower daily and to wash their hands!
4. He Has Good Manners 👍🏻💁
Take noticed of how your man treats other people (including you!). Does he say please and thank you? Is he polite to your server when you dine out? Does he hold open doors for people and chew with his mouth closed? These may seem like small things but they are important indicators of who he is as a person and what your future will be like. Respect and good manners are essential!
5. Patient & Kind ✨
Honestly, no one wants to be with someone who is short-tempered and rude. The occasional moodiness is one thing (we all know about that one, girls! 🙆🏻), but to be regularly moody and unhappy is a red flag for how your life together will be like. And patience is key in any relationship! Find someone who is kind, patient, and knows who to make you laugh and you'll be set! 👌🏻
6. Has Family on His Mind 👶👨👩👦👦👴🏼👵🏼
Pay close attention to how your guy treats his family. Is he loving and sweet? Does he hug his mom and treat her with respect? A man who was raised right will have these qualities and it's a perfect indicator of how he will treat YOU! You'll also want a family guy for when you start a family of your own!
7. He Brings the Romance 💞💏
Mr. Right should be romantic, loving and willing to go out of his way to show he cares. It doesn't need to be extravagant all the time, but he should be trying to romance you in a way that makes you say "he's the one!" And keep in mind, romance tends to fade with time (because he's not always going to need to woo you) but his love should remain strong no matter what!
Each list will be a little different depending on what's important to you personally! Just remember never to settle simply because you want to be with someone. It won't be worth it in the end if you're miserable! And often times, when you stop actively searching for the "one" he ends up finding you!