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The anxiety of finding love can drive a person crazy.
You’ve likely dated some people who have made you wonder, in retrospect, why you ever gave them a chance. It’s sometimes hard to know if they’re worth your time. Here are a few things to consider to help you decide:
1. They don’t play games.
If you’re still wondering if you should text or not, or if they take a day or two to return a call… you’re not in the relationship zone yet.
If they can live with you wanting to text whenever, and you can feel comfortable texting them at any hour of the day, you’re golden. At some point, you cross over the line from the anxiety of dating to the security of a relationship where communication is expected and accepted. This is a good sign that they’re into you.
2. They’ve got your back.
Do they put you first? When you’re in a crisis or just having a bad day, can they put their needs aside to support you? You should feel like a priority, with consistency. Think strong, steady, and dependable.
Someone who cancels plans, doesn’t follow through, or leaves you guessing can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. A great relationship should feel like your refuge and your foundation, the place you can return to when the world around you falls apart. If they’ve got a knack for being there for you, they’re definitely worth it.
3. They’re trustworthy.
Trust is essential. If you don’t have trust, it becomes impossible to grow into a committed relationship.
How do you know if someone is trustworthy? Dependability and consistency are characteristics of a trustworthy person. Actions should also match words. If someone talks a good talk, but doesn’t walk the walk, it is a sign that they’re not worth trusting. Do they share their life with you, and do they want to know more about your life? Trust comes from taking a risk with someone, then learning that it was safe to take that risk…
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Author: Chelli Pumphrey
Editor: Katarina Tavčar