Read our tips to find the person to share the rest of your life with.
Finding someone with whom you want to share your life is no easy task. By giving some thought to what you’d look for in an ideal partner, you’re likely to save time and energy on relationships that aren’t going to go anywhere in the long term.
Of course, you can’t always be that rational when it comes to matters of the heart, but a little pragmatism in thinking about what kind of person you’d actually like to be with and who you’d make a good partner for can’t do any harm.
Are you an adrenaline-sports fan, or do you like to take things easy on the weekend, getting your feet up on the sofa and watching old movies? Of course we all have different interests and passions, but it helps if you have a partner that you can share those with. You don’t need to live in each other’s pockets all the time, but if your interests never meet in the middle, how realistic is it that you’ll spend much of your free time together?
There are some people in life you’ll get on with, and some you won’t. We can’t always know which character types we’ll gel with; certain characteristics may only surface as you get to know a person. However, if you’re looking for a general idea of the kind of person you’d make a potentially good love match with, why not look at which astrological star signs you are most compatible with?
Astrology suggests that there are certain star signs that are more compatible than others. For example, the Aries man is one who likes to be in charge of his relationships and demands loyalty from his partner, but that doesn’t mean he will be inconsiderate or not show his partner respect. An Aries man may find his match in a Sagittarius woman, a fellow fire sign or in a Gemini woman – as both Aries and Gemini star signs share a curiosity about the world. Then again, for a powerful sexual match, the Aries man might find happiness with a Leo woman.
Check out how much you fit your star sign’s profile and look into which star signs you’re most compatible with. While you shouldn’t reject a date simply because of someone’s star sign, it may give you some insights into your longer-term compatibility.
Think About Values
Are you a family-orientated person? If your family plays a big part in your life, you’ll need to find a partner who’s willing to become a part of that family. It doesn’t mean tying them down to spending every weekend with your nearest and dearest, but if that’s how you like to spend a lot of your free time, you should make sure that will appeal to them as well.
Do you have strong political views, or are you passionate about social issues? Sometimes you may find that your values and beliefs clash with others. It’s best to find out what any potential partner is passionate about early in a relationship, rather than realizing too late that you have widely differing opinions on life issues.
Trust Your Instincts
As mentioned earlier, it’s not always feasible to apply too much logic to relationships. Your heart will generally lead you in matters of love, and there’s a lot to be said for following that gut instinct. Even if you and the person you’ve fallen for seem to have nothing in common, if there’s a desire to be together, follow it and see where the relationship leads. It might be a match made in heaven.