9. They treat everyone with respect.
Treating everyone with respect does not just mean the ones you know, or are related to you. You know you have found a good one, when they are nice and respectful to people who are seemingly ‘inferior’ to them, like a waiter, sweeper, or anyone in the service industry. He/she will never put them down, and will always treat these people with a lot of patience, niceness, and a wholesome attitude.
As Sirius Black has once said, “If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
10. They love your friends, and family, and not just for the sake of it.
This one is probably one of the most important green flags in a relationship. When your partner gets along with your family and friends, and they genuinely want to have a good relationship with them, know that you have hit the jackpot. Lots of people don’t feel the need to foster good relationships with their partner’s family, and that can be a huge turn-off.
But, when your partner treats your friends and family like their own and gives them the love and respect they give their own family, it speaks volumes about their character and integrity.
11. They love pets, and animals as much as you do.
You can say a lot about a person’s character by seeing how they treat animals. You should never be with anyone who is cruel to animals, as that shows their propensity towards violence, and you never know, they might end up being violent with you even.
But when you are with someone who loves and cares about animals, as much as you do, you know that they have pure hearts. How they treat innocent animals, says a lot about who they are as a person.
12. They give efforts to see you.
When your partner wants to see you, and spend time with you and makes an effort to do that, it’s a good sign. Relationships need effort, and a certain amount of hard work, and if your partner is willing to put in that work, take it a hugely positive sign.
You would never want to be with someone who doesn’t care enough, or who thinks that they have better and more important things to do than meet up with you. If your partner is making it a point to makes plans with you and spend time with you, despite their busy schedules, know that you have found a keeper.
13. They never pressure you for sex.
In healthy relationships, sex is always organic, and if someone directly or indirectly forces you to have sex, then get out of that relationship as fast as you can. If your partner never makes you feel pressured to have sex, takes your feelings into consideration, acknowledges and respects your sexual boundaries, and asks for your consent, then that’s a huge green flag.
Physical intimacy should always happen because both partners want it to happen, not because you are in a relationship, and that is why they are entitled to your body.
14. They help you be your authentic self.
No matter who you are with, you should always be the real you. Be with someone who encourages you to be your most authentic self; pretending to be someone you are not, just to satisfy your partner is one of the most unhealthy things you can do.
If you have never felt the need to be your ingenuine self in a relationship, then know that you are with the right person, and in the right kind of a relationship.
15. They take care of you in small ways.
A happy relationship is not always about big, grand gestures, and most of the time the little things matter the most. Making your favorite dish when you are sad, asking you if you have eaten, hugging you while sleeping, helping you do the laundry, getting drunk on wine, and dancing on the couch – these are the things that can give you happiness like nothing else.
Be with someone who makes take care of you with the littlest things, and makes those little things seem like an adventure.
Love is a beautiful thing and if you have found a partner like this, then count your stars, because you have found the best of the lot. Go, and give them the tightest hug you can give, and never ever let them go.