1. He’s your best friend, too
Obviously no man will take the place of your girl crew or your primary school BFF – because, sometimes, we just need to be around our girls, right?
But if he’s the first person you want to share some exciting news with, and he’s the one you want to run that big decision by, you’re probably on the right track.
2. He does things just to make you happy
All good relationships are based on compromise.
If he’s making sacrifices for your happiness, and you’re returning the favour (because it’s all about equality, ladies) then he’s definitely a keeper.
3. You’ve let him see the very worst version of yourself
Whether you’re throwing up with the mother of all hangovers and have mascara running down your face, or you’re simply having a freak out, he’s there to comfort you.
4. You’ve worked out a way of dealing with problems that works for both of you
Some people like to talk things through calmly, others need a good cool-off period.
And you compliment each other in this area too.
5. He’s your biggest fan
He’s proud of you, and isn’t afraid to show it.
A life-long relationship is all about building each other up, not tearing each other down.
6. He makes effort with the people in your life
Whether it’s your best friends or your family, he’ll want to take the time and make a good impression.
7. He listens to you
Feeling listened to is one of the most important things.
8. He’ll compliment you
Probably when you least expect it. Like on a sunday when you’re wearing his hoodie and have your hair in a messy bun.
9. You both have separate interests
And you allow yourselves the space to explore them.
But, at the end of the day, you want to hear all about it.