From my own lived experience, there are important signs that you need to know when you start dating a man. I want to know your self worth and never settle for anything least. Us women, we tend to easily commit and ignore all the signs of toxic relationships. Today, I am going to tell you how I knew that my partner was committed and serious about our relationship.
1. He is Transparent
He expresses himself freely, talks about the future, and tells you how much you mean to him. If he doesn’t talk openly with you, then it’s a sign that he most likely doesn’t feel the way that you want him to feel about being in a relationship with you.
2. Consistency and Reliability
Does he ask you out ahead of time, or does he expect you to be available the night of? Does he keep his commitments, or does he expect you to reschedule without much reason? Does he show up on time? All are indicators of how much he values his time with you and how much he expects you to be available to him. But even more so, they can show if he sees you as a priority or someone who can easily be moved down his list. Which leads me to..
3. He Treats You Like a Priority
This ties into the previous point. You come first in his life the majority of the time. You can’t be first every single time because that’s just not possible. Sometimes other things will take precedence, but even when that happens he will be sure to let you know that you are important to him.
Being a priority does not mean he’s going to abandon everything else going on in his life to spend all his time with you. And you wouldn’t want to be in a relationship like that anyway, it’s toxic, co-dependent, and unhealthy.
4. Inner Circle
You’ve met his parents and family. You’ve met his friends. More than that, you spend time with them. You can tell if a guy is serious about you if you’re tight with his inner circle. He’ll bring you into his world and make sure you meet everyone who is important to him. He wants you to like them and them to like you.
Does he respect your thoughts and opinions? Does he listen and respect your boundaries? Or he does he roll his eyes and make you feel stupid? Respect in a relationship is reflected in how you treat each other on a daily basis. Even if you disagree or have an argument you are able to respect and value each other’s opinions and feelings. Respect isn’t about controlling some or making them do what you want them to do. Respect is actually about the freedom to be yourself and to be loved for who you are.