If you’ve ever been on the dating scene, then you know how important it is to be on the same page as your partner. Especially when first dating someone new, it can be confusing to figure out what their looking for and what lies ahead in your relationship. Still, there are certain behavioral clues that can provide some insight into another person’s feelings and what they’re looking for in a romantic relationship.
Below are 4 signs that your partner’s heart is open to love, and is looking to take your relationship to the next level:
They want to meet your friends
It’s important to have a partner who’s interested in you, but especially one that’s also interested in making connections with your friend group. A partner who is actively making the effort to get to know your friends and show interest in the people you enjoy spending time with is one that sees themselves with you for longer than just a brief fling, but a committed relationship.
They practice self-care
It’s important to have a partner that takes care of their own well-being. A partner that takes time for themselves and their mental health is a partner that is just as important as having a partner that makes time for you. It’s important to recognize that healthy boundaries in romance not only make a relationship healthy and sustainable, but also cultivates comfort, which is foundational for any loving relationship.
They’ve moved on from their ex
Any partner that still shows an interest for past relationships is definitely not someone who is looking to settle down any time soon. It’s a well-known red flag that if your date spends a lot of time talkin about their exes, then they’re probably not ready to let go. But if your partner seems to be fully moved on from their past romances, then that’s a sign they might be looking to start something new with you. If they show a genuine interest in prioritizing you, then there’s a good chance they might be looking for something more.
They’re not interested in something casual
If they’ve explicitly expressed that they are looking for a serious relationship, then that’s a clear indicator that they are opening themselves up to commitment. Don’t be afraid to ask them what they are looking for out of your relationship, or dating in general; honest and open communication is always the best way to get answers. If your partner isn’t quite sure what they’re looking for, then they’re probably not ready for anything more than a casual romance; but if they actively show an interest for a long-term relationship, then there’s no need to wonder. They’re looking for love!