If You Want To Date Me, You Have To Pass These Tests

I’m not looking to play games, but I’m also not willing to waste my time. Within the first few months of dating someone new, I’m going to test him whether he realizes it or not. How else will I know if he’s boyfriend material? When it comes to building an amazing relationship, these are the dating tests that every guy needs to pass with flying colors:

  1. Can You Handle an Argument? Relationships aren’t going to be all smiles and good times all the time. We’re going to hit more than a few bumps in the road, so I’d rather know upfront if you’ll be able to handle me after a blowup. If we get into an argument and you avoid me for days, that’s a major red flag, and it lets me know that you may not be emotionally equipped to handle all the ups and downs that come with a relationship.
  2. The Ex Test. We all have exes, but if your former girlfriends are still lurking around in the shadows, I probably won’t take you seriously. I will grill you about your exes to see if they’re still in your life and what kind of relationship you have with them today. If your exes are clinging on to hope that the two of you will get back together or you’re stringing them along with hopes that you may reconcile, I’m running for the hills immediately.
  3. Are You Caring? It’s the little things that really count, and showing that you care goes a long way. If I’m feeling sick and you offer to bring me soup, you just earned a few extra points. If you call me at the end of the day to see how my big presentation went at work, I just might love you forever. Showing you care is something that doesn’t take too much time, and it really separates the men from the boys.
  4. Can I Depend on You? Sure, I can call roadside assistance if my car breaks down on the side of the freeway, but I’d much rather have you come to my rescue. If I can depend on you now, I know you’ll make a great boyfriend.
  5. Are You Rude? They way you treat others is extremely important to me. If we go out to eat and you’re being a major jerk to the waiter, you’re digging yourself into a hole that you won’t be able to crawl out of. If you’re showing disrespect to people who you think are beneath you, I can only imagine how you will treat me later on down the road.
  6. Are You Insanely Jealous? We all experience jealousy at some point, but the level of jealousy that’s displayed is the difference between a passing and failing grade on my dating test. I’ll watch to see how you react when I mention I hung out with a guy friend, and if you get all cray on me and start accusing me of cheating, we might as well end things now.
  7. Can You Be Monogamous? If you cheated in the past, the chances of you cheating again are pretty high, so I’ll definitely ask you your ideas on monogamy and if you’ve ever been tempted to hook up with someone while you were in a relationship. I may be able to forgive you if you slipped up once in the past, but if you’ve cheated on every single one of your ex-girlfriends, you have a problem that I’m not willing to stick around and help you fix.
  8. Are You Thoughtful? Guys tend to think you have to spend a bunch of money on a woman just to show how thoughtful you are, but that’s simply not the case. Something as little as bringing me a single rose or planning a picnic in the park will make my heart melt. If you show me how thoughtful you are early on, you’ll definitely be considered relationship material.
  9. Do You Know How to Have Fun? I don’t want to sit around twiddling my thumbs all day long. I need action, adventure, and excitement! Going out to nice restaurants can get boring at some point, so if you suggest going to an amusement park on one of the first few dates, you’re a winner in my eyes. I know our relationship will be full of fun and spontaneity.
  10. Can We Spend More Than a Day Together? Sure, we can spend one night together and feel like we never want to be apart, but if we can’t spend more than a couple days under the same roof without wanting to strangle each other, this relationship will never work out. Let’s take a weekend trip out of town to see just how compatible we really are. If we can spend 48 hours together and go home from the trip feeling more in love than ever, then I know our relationship has the ability to last.
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