So, you’ve been out there dating. You’ve walked through Uptown for lunch, instead of sitting behind your desk all day. You’ve visited the many festivities offered by the Queen City, including Alive After Five-for some much needed networking and socializing. You’ve been open, honest, and optimistic, everything that your married girlfriends have urged you to be. As silly as it sounded at the time, it’s actually worked in your favor! You’ve been dating one special guy for a few months now, and you have this strange feeling that he could, in fact, be-Mr. Right. The only problem is that you are uncertain of how to confirm this. As it stands, you thought the other deadbeats that you fell for previously were all Mr. Rights too. No worries. You’re covered. Here’s a secret: The number one way to confirm that you’ve met YOUR Mr. Right is to ask yourself one simple question, “Has being with him made my life LESS complicated?” If you say yes, then you are good to go. You already are head over heels for him. Now that he’s helping to balance your life in the simplest way-by making it less complex, you couldn’t ask for anything more. As a matter of fact, let’s get specific. Here are four ways that you can confirm that he’s truly making your life less complicated.
- He’s compatible. He’s well-matched, like-minded-similar. Both of you have things in common. You don’t have to waste a lot of time arguing over what to do this weekend, or where to go on vacation, or what the terms of your relationship are. You both have similar goals, visions, and you are simply-a good match. Studies show that although opposites attract, couples who have things in common tend to stay together longer.
- He’s involved. The relationship is not just yours to hold together, it’s both of your responsibilities. He recognizes that. He puts in as much work as you do even if it means late night debates, or early morning apologies. He’s in it-and for the long run. That takes so much of the pressure off of you.
- He’s a partner. He’s the yin to your yang. You cook the dinner, and he cleans the dishes. He pays the bill, so you leave the tip. You notice your undercooked food, and he’s already complaining to the waiter. You’re buying his groceries as he’s cleaning your car. It just flows-your relationship, that is. It feels so good because you don’t have to do everything by yourself anymore. You truly have a partner in its most genuine sense.
- He’s responsible. He’s such a man of his word! If he says that it’s going to be, you can consider it already done. You don’t have to check behind him, follow up with him, ask him repeatedly to get something done. He doesn’t behave that way in the relationship-at least not where it matters.
All of these rules of thumb only point to the fact that he makes your life less complicated. It’s amazing how the simpler things in life have been carelessly overlooked. We are paying hundreds of dollars for matchmakers to tell us what complex type of relationship we need. In reality aren’t we really seeking peace. Things like peace and simplicity are being shadowed by drama and complexity. You know just how very stressful the average relationship can be. Sometimes it even seems like you are working overtime just to see eye to eye with your partner. It can be difficult to envision a life less complicated. But we all want it. We already know that we can do badly on our own. Why date someone who can make it worse?
Those who may not know the good feeling that I’m referring to, may not really understand just the vigor it emanates. As couples are complicating the philosophy of love, trust, respect and communication, we have to begin seeking simpler ways of really understanding how we feel while dating. Always remember that in any relationship you get involved in (romantic or otherwise), always seek a life, well-less complicated.
Book: His Ingredient Label: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing A Junk Food Man by JM Tardy.
Article: Nichol, S. (2008, July 28). How to Know You Have Mr. Right – 3 Questions You Must Ask Yourself. Retrieved June 19, 2010, from http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Know-You-Have-Mr-Right---3-Questions-You-Must-Ask-Yourself&id=1362654