So you’ve found yourself a wonderful woman that you think might be the one for you.
But how can you be sure? Is anyone ever really sure of these things?
Only time can tell how your relationship will pan out, but there are a lot of ways to determine if it’s headed in the right direction.
If marriage is on your mind, here are 12 signs that the girl you are with is high quality and worth marrying.
1) You want to be a better person because of her
If you find yourself suddenly sitting up straighter and trying harder to be a better man, there’s a good chance she’ll always bring out those qualities in you.
Being with someone who makes us better is awesome, and it can help make a marriage successful in the long run.
2) She doesn’t beat around the bush
She always says what she means, and so you always know exactly where you stand with her.
Other girls like to play games and do silly things to get your attention, but not her. She is honest about how she feels.
3) She knows she isn’t all that’s good in your life
She respects that there are other things in your life that bring you joy and excitement. She wants to share those things with you, and not keep you from them.
4) She doesn’t need to be with you all the time
She has got her own life to live and while she wants to share her life with you, and you with her, you both have your own path to walk.
She loves that you see your friends and family and get to travel for work. She gets to do her own things too. It works.
5) There was no doubt that you wanted her to meet your parents
You knew from the moment you met that this was a girl you could take home to your mom.
While there are many theories about how men marry women like their moms, what the theory really means is that they want to be with someone who cares about them and loves them unconditionally like their mom does.
6) She’s independent
She’s got a job and a path to walk, and you love her for it. She doesn’t need to depend on you to bring her happiness in her life, but it’s a nice perk.
She’s worked hard to fend for herself and is proud of the fact she doesn’t need a man to take care of her.
If you think that you have to spend more money when you’re out, you’re sorely mistaken. She makes sure it’s 50/50.
7) She likes to try new things in and out of the bedroom
Sex is important to every relationship and if you’ve got a woman who is not afraid to try new things then hang on to her. Adventure in life usually translates well into an adventure in life.
She has energy and passion when she’s in the bedroom. She lets it all go and releases all of the tension for your benefit.
8) She’s got her own opinions
She’ll tell you what she thinks, but she doesn’t expect you to agree with her all the time. She respects that you both have your own point of views in the world.
But one thing is certain when you’re dealing with her:
She’ll express how she feels, even if it makes certain people feel uncomfortable.
9) She doesn’t hide her life from others
She loves to show you off to her friends and family and loves to tell people how happy you are – you like knowing that you bring her that kind of joy.
10) She doesn’t generalize her statements
Even when she is mad at you, she doesn’t lump you into the “every man is the same” category. You are an individual, and she knows that. She’ll play fair, even during a fight.
11) She has goals
Women with ambition are worth marrying. Not only do they help raise you up to another level in your own life, but they are wonderful to be around.
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They have dreams and aspirations and hopes that make life interesting.
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.” – Oprah
12) You feel lucky to be with her
You catch yourself being in disbelief that this amazing woman wants to be with you. That’s all you need to know.
Finding someone who leaves you in awe of how lucky you are is worth settling down with – that feeling never goes away.
So if you are wondering whether you are ready to tie the knot, consider all that your partner brings to your life and how you can contribute to her life.
Marriage is a lifelong commitment, and it takes a lot of work, but when you are matched well to your partner, everything in life becomes a lot easier.
13) She’s powerful yet feminine
Women don’t need to act like men to achieve things in life. They recognize that they can be women, be powerful in a female way and succeed because of it, not in spite of it.
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles.” – Audrey Hepburn
14) She’s into her looks
While she might not be the most beautiful woman to the rest of the world, a powerful woman knows what she’s got and she flaunts it in a way that makes her feel even more powerful.
She’s confident in her looks and doesn’t care when other women or men try to bring her down.
15) She’s keen to take care of herself
As part of the attention she pays to her appearance, she works out, eats right, and gets her sleep. A high-powered woman knows how to take care of herself.
She knows that the best way to take of you is to take care of herself first.
16) She’s going to care about you
Even though she doesn’t need a friend, lover, or business partner, she’ll take the time to care for others and make sure they are looked after.
She might not always put others before herself, but she will care for them as if they mean the world to her.
17) She’s got her act together
High-quality women know how to control their emotions and are not ashamed of the way they feel. They can laugh, cry, yell, celebrate, share, and be happy without the worry of being judged or ridiculed.
She won’t hide how she’s feeling or play games. She expresses how she feels and won’t be afraid to let you know about it.
18) She’s well-spoken
Whether she’s fluent in Italian or English, or any other language, she speaks it well. She makes an impact with her actions and her words.
You won’t mistake her for someone who doesn’t know what she’s talking about.
19) She can carry a room
A high-powered woman can hang with the best of them. She can work a room and carry it if need be. She doesn’t need someone else to take the lead. She’s comfortable doing that on her own and for as long as needed.
20) She doesn’t play games
Women with power don’t need to play games. She’s tuned into what is going on around her and can tell when someone is trying to play her.
If you are wondering which one of you is going to play the fool, rest assured, it’s not her.
21) She sets boundaries
A high-powered woman doesn’t just let anyone into her life and she knows when she needs to make changes to continue on her own journey.
Boundaries play an important role in her life because they help her determine what stays and what goes, who stays and who goes, and where she’s going without any fear of how she’ll get there.