Dating can be tricky. It works on compromises and there’s always a give and take. A relationship is the state of being emotionally and romantically connected to another person. No relationship is ever perfect. There are always sacrifices and compromises that have to be made by both parties in order to keep the relationship going.
Let’s admit it, we all have that secret list of qualities we look for in a partner. What we need to realize is that people are different and no two people can have the exact same qualities. So, dating a person that has the exact same qualities as what you’d want them to have is nearly impossible.
All relationships are different in their own special ways. You can’t really compare two relationships – almost everything about them will be different depending on the people. However, there are certain common characteristics in every successful and happy relationship. Identifying these characteristics can be a little tricky. Here are the 5 most common characteristics that people in successful relationships tend to have.
This is kind of an obvious trait to have when you’re in a loving relationship. If your partner has cold feet or second thoughts about committing to you, then your relationship probably won’t last very long. Commitment is defined as the desire to spend your time with one person more than you want to spend your time with anyone else. It means wanting to be with someone and not looking for other options or a way out. If they’re committed to you, they’re not going anywhere. They’ll stand by you through sickness and health.
This is a key factor in every successful relationship. You have to be able to talk to each other. Being open and expressing your feelings is something that can only grow your relationship. Besides, without communication, there will always be problems in the long run. You should, at least, be able to hold a conversation over dinner. If they can hold a conversation with you and is just generally fun to be with, then you’ve not just found a great partner but also a great friend.
Trying to walk in the other person’s shoes is a valuable quality to have. For a relationship to work, you have to be able to think from your partner’s point of view. You have to be able to understand each other and support one another no matter the reason. If they don’t understand your point of view and you’re constantly bickering, then chances are, the person you’re dating does not have this characteristic.
- Shared ethics and values
Do you both want to have children? Do you both want to raise your children in the same religion? Do you both believe in education and hard work? There are many choices that you’ll have to make. A relationship is more likely to work if you both have the same basic values and beliefs. It forms a strong foundation.
- Physical attraction
It is important that the person you’re with is attractive to you in particular. They don’t have to look like a supermodel, as long as they’re perfect in your eyes, that’s all that really matters. Doesn’t matter whether they please the crowd or the general public, their image has to please you. Married couples don’t find the image of their spouse ‘alright’, instead, they’re usually in awe of their beauty, no matter how controversial it may seem to the public.