Qualities That Make You Perfect Relationship Material

Men change their minds about what they want as they age. They want one type of woman when they’re young and only interested in casual sex, but they want a completely different type when they’ve decide to settle down. While you should never change who you are for any man, these qualities will definitely get guys to see you as relationship material:

  1. You’re in a good place in life. If you’re constantly complaining about your job or your family, your negativity could drive him away. Of course, if you’re happy with your life, then he’ll want to be a part of it.
  2. Your emotions are in check. Emotional stability is just as important as financial stability. If you can’t get angry without throwing pots and pans, he won’t want you, but if you can handle yourself with grace, your arguments might actually strengthen the relationship.
  3. You tell it like it is. If you let him use you for sex, then he’s never going to ask you out. You shouldn’t be afraid to put him in his place, because men respect honest women who know what they want—and what they deserve.
  4. You don’t sleep around. It doesn’t matter how mind blowing your oral sex is — if he’s not the only one getting them, he won’t stick around. You can’t blame him for wanting to be the only man in your life.
  5. You’re done playing games. Men want women who are too mature to ignore their text messages and send them mixed signals. He’ll want you to be straight with him, because he won’t have the patience for mind games.
  6. You value yourself. You’ve already heard that you need to love yourself before you can love someone else, and it’s true. After all, the more confident you are, the more attractive you’ll appear.
  7. You can take care of yourself. He won’t want to wonder if you’re dating him for his money or for the housekeeping help. If you’re financially stable and can do your own laundry, then he’ll see you as someone he could spend the rest of his life with.
  8. You don’t mind staying in. As much as he loved chugging beers during his glory days, he won’t want to go out drinking every weekend when he’s older. He’ll want you to be happy to cozy up on the couch with him and a glass of water.
  9. You always come through. Every man wants a woman he can count on. If you’re reliable, then he won’t have to wonder if you’re going to stand by him or if you’re going to leave when times are hard.
  10. You’re a good friend. When a man is ready to settle down, he’ll want more than a pretty face. He’ll want someone he can ramble to until midnight and can cry in front of without feeling emasculated.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.