5 Signs You’re With the Right Person to Marry
Marriage only comes once, or at least, it should only come once. Spending eternity with just one person while ignoring the other 7 billion plus people across the globe is obviously and unequivocally an important life decision that doesn’t come overnight. And since second-guessing won’t do you any good either, it’s best to heed to these 5 signs for guidance as to whom you should marry.
They Share Your Sense of Humor
Out of the many characteristics imperative to thriving in your married life, a sense of humor tops the list. However, there should be a clear distinction between an acceptable and unacceptable level of humor. Making a crowd laugh at someone else’s expense or using racist jokes at inappropriate times may entertain for the short-term, but can get old and offensive over time. The right partner is someone who uses harmless, positive jokes to brighten out even the dimmest of days.
They Genuinely Listen to You
Someone who genuinely listens to your opinions and feelings is definitely marriage material. Even better are those who recall your past conversations and adds to it later. Dates whose responses exude empathy and sincerity actually care about what you have to say and not just trying to say all the right things to get lucky. The latter is mere players who will likely forget your conversations a day or week after. A marriage wherein both partners value each other’s opinions and feelings are one that will last a lifetime. An open channel of communication ensures that feedback, both positive and negative, are heard before they worsen into serious arguments.
They Give Genuine Feedback as Well
Someone who genuinely listens should also have some feedback to add to the conversation otherwise they may just be pretending to listen but is actually spaced out during the entire time. A genuine conversationalist responds honestly and unhesitatingly. They should not be afraid to disagree with you nor open up untimely new topics. Think about it, you don’t want to be talking nonstop while your partner boringly nods and agrees with you every time. Genuine and valuable feedback is essential for intellectual growth of both people involved in the marriage.
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They are Balanced
Not in the literal sense, but rather in the emotional and mental paradigms of life. A balanced partner has a life beyond the marriage. This is not to say that marriage should be subordinated to work or friends, but rather coexist to a healthy degree. They have a good relationship with family members, friends, and coworkers. They find time to do the things that interest them, whether it’s knitting or fishing. Having these external elements occupy some time from your married life allow partners to absorb other information and get opinions besides that of their spouse’s. Being emotionally and socially balanced is an indication that your date is not insecure and is driven by the right ideals and culture.
They Can Match Your Kind of Weird and Crazy
While being emotionally mature is a quality you’d want your partner to have, being occasionally weird and crazy are also good qualities that balance a relationship and keep it refreshing. Given that it’s the right amount of weird and crazy, if your date is not afraid to be who he/she really is around you, then they are definitely a keeper. These people are also altruistically balanced. They are humble but confident at the same time. They also exhibit the level of resilience critical to ride life’s highs and lows without losing sight of the end goal.
These 5 signs shouldn’t be used as the Holy Grail of matchmaking, but is definitely something worth considering with someone you are dating. They can help you decide whether or not it’s time to take it to the next level. Being married is a huge commitment that will affect an equally huge part of your life. Be sure you’re making the right decision before popping the question or saying “I do”.