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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Life Partner

Find love and happiness with our tips on choosing a life partner.

Choosing a Life Partner: What to Watch Out for and Consider in a Mate

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

-Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

1. Compatibility

Compatibility is one of the most important factors to consider in a mate. It’s important to choose someone with similar values, beliefs, and life goals. This will make it easier for you to work together as a team and make important decisions together.

2. Communication Skills

Good communication is crucial in any relationship. It’s important to choose someone who is open and honest, and who is able to effectively express their thoughts and feelings. Good communication skills will help you avoid misunderstandings and resolve conflicts effectively.

3. Trustworthiness

Trust is a key component of any healthy relationship. It’s important to choose someone who is trustworthy and dependable. A person who is trustworthy will be honest and keep their promises, which will help to build a strong foundation for your relationship.

4. Shared Interests and Hobbies

Having shared interests and hobbies can bring couples closer together and add fun and excitement to their relationship. Choosing a mate who shares similar interests and hobbies will make it easier for you to spend time together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

5. Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It’s important to choose a mate who has a high level of emotional intelligence, as this will help them to understand and support you during times of stress and difficulty.

"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever."

– Nicholas Sparks

P.S. Don't Forget About Yourself

It's easy to look for perfection in a mate: someone that can and will fulfill us, meet our expectations, and leave us feeling blessed. But don't forget that a relationship is not a one-sided thing. So before you go out in search of the perfect person, take a moment and look in the mirror. Ask yourself if you're checking the boxes above and begin prioritizing making yourself a catch. It'll make you more desirable to others and it will also help you keep Mr. or Mrs. "right" when you do find them.