Knowing when to keep him or kick him to a curb is a valuable skill. We are used to spotting red flags and knowing when a guy is a jerk, but how do you know if he is just right? There are key qualities and characteristics in a good man. They may vary from man to man, as we all have our own tastes, but the essential signs he is Mr. Right are all the same.
He makes you feel like you're the only girl for him
There is nothing worse than a boyfriend that makes you feel self conscious. A man that lets you know how smart or sexy you are in a thoughtful way (we are not talking “hey baby, you look hot!”) can make a big difference in how you feel. Knowing that he loves you for who you are and doesn’t expect you to be anyone but yourself is a wonderful feeling.
He is patient
We can all fall victim to getting tired or annoyed. Watching a never-ending baseball game with him may not be on your to-do list, but shopping with you may not be on his. If he takes the time to do the things you enjoy without complaining, he really wants to learn more about you and likes to see you happy.
He respects your choices
A good man will have faith that you will make the correct choices and allow you to take control of your own life. The last thing you want is a man controlling where you go and what you do. Knowing that he trusts you and feels as though you are intelligent enough to make the right decisions will give you confidence and your independence. Being dependant on him will only limit you and make you feel worthless without him.
He only gets better
A good man does not sit around and wait for opportunity to come to him. If your man is driven and constantly trying to grow and improve himself, he is a keeper. There is nothing more annoying than having a couch potato as a boyfriend. His passion will only push you to be a better person.
He talks about his feelings
When a man expresses his feelings with you, he is opening his heart up to you. We often find ourselves in relationships where we can’t read the other person and feel as though we don’t know where the partnership stands. Being able to put everything out there on the table allows you to fully understand each other and strengthen your bond.
If you feel controlled, abused or sad when you are with him, those are red flags that he is just not right for you.