New relationships can be scary, especially since you might not know exactly what your partner is thinking. Listen for these six phrases before jumping in – if you hear them, you’ve found a good one.
“My ex and I are on good terms.”
When it comes to starting a relationship, it helps to have experience. There is nothing worse than a man who has never had a serious girlfriend before – they may not know how to handle a lot of the ‘firsts’ that are sure to come up. Before you jump in, make sure the guy knows how to swim.
“I just talked to my mom.”
Women want to hear that a guy cares about his family and is still in touch with his parents. It shows that he values tradition and has roots. The way a man treats his mother is also a great indicator of how he’ll treat you, so every woman wants to hear that he loves his mom.
“I have a guy’s trip next month.”
It might seem like you wouldn’t want your new man running off on a guy’s trip, but this type of planning shows that he thinks ahead and also keeps in touch with his group of friends. That’s important before you start a new relationship – you don’t want to be the “only person” in his life.
“I tried out a great new recipe.”
A guy who cooks is always a plus, but hearing that he tries new things in the kitchen is even better. It’s good to know that you won’t be left eating the same two meals over and over when he makes you dinner, and it shows that he’s adventurous enough to try new things: a win-win.
“I’m really settled into my role.”
A new relationship requires a time commitment, and that may not be easy if your guy is fighting for a new promotion or bouncing around jobs. The perfect time for a relationship really does exist, and it usually comes when you’re both settled into your life. Don’t rush it.
“I see this going somewhere great.”
This should go without saying, but women want to hear that their partner sees a future for the relationship. It’s important for you and your guy to be on the same page about your expectations and wants, so be sure you match up before jumping in.