What To Actually Look For In A Partner
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What To Actually Look For In A Partner

Good looks, false perceptions, and sheer luck will only get you so far.

What To Actually Look For In A Partner

When it comes to finding your perfect match, there is no concrete equation. There is no formula that will undoubtedly help you find the man/woman of your dreams, but there are certain preliminary measures you can take to find yourself a good cookie. Someone who's "crazy" and perfectly complements your crazy.

As we are all unique, no one is looking for exactly the same thing when searching for a significant other. Often, Tinder and online stalking just won’t cut it. One might have to dig deep to really discover how compatible they are with someone else. Hence, I have compiled a list-of-sorts to help people find the one that they were meant to be weird with.

You’re equally messy.

Neat freaks don’t usually get along well with people whose rooms look like they’ve been hit by a tornado. Changing people’s cleanliness habits is a lot harder than one would imagine.

Your ambition is only rivaled by theirs.

One thing I have seen tear couples apart is a lack of ambition. One partner is the sole go-getter. They have clear and important goals. It may be that their significant other does not have a good work ethic or that they are comfortable being pulled along, having no opinion one way or another. This often leads to resentment. One person may feel as though the other is holding them back from their true potential. A good couple will push each other to be their best.

You fall in love with their eyes.

To quote the ever-wise Ed Sheeran: “Granny Sheeran told me when I’m looking for a partner to fall in love with their eyes 'cause eyes are the only things that don’t age, so if you fall in love with their eyes you’ll be in love forever.” I don’t think I’ve ever heard anything so real.

Your drunk personas get along.

Most people don't often think about this one. If "drunk you" is outgoing, touchy, and loud while "drunk them" is quiet and reclusive, it's more than likely that you won’t have fun together in a drinking environment. If you are a couple who enjoys going out and having a drink together, compatible drunk personalities are key.

Your silences are comfortable.

Eventually, you will run out of things to talk about. It is then where you’ll want to feel comfortable letting the silence speak for itself. Sometimes what is said in these moments can mean the most.

You share similar tastes in food but have different preferences.

Now this one is very important. No one likes to share their food, yet we want the experience of dining together. So in a utopia, for example, both you and your partner would love Mexican food. But here's the catch. You love onions, your partner doesn't. They love peppers, you don't. The answer is beautiful and simple. Swap, and in return you are completing each other as well as your meals.

You can laugh with each other.

We’re human. We do gross things. We have weird habits. We make jokes that most don’t find amusing. But hey, every lid has its pot. Find that one person who thinks that awful pun you love is funny. Find someone who thinks the way you snort when you laugh is endearing. Find the person who loves how clumsy you are and how high you jump at loud noises. These people do exist, trust me.

Now get out there, and find your person!

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