I’m often asked by readers (and girlfriends) exactly how I knew my husband was The One? That’s actually a tough question. Don’t get me wrong, I have many reasons for choosing Man to be my one and only, but those reasons may not be the same reasons that seal the deal for another woman. When it comes to choosing a spouse, honestly, to each it’s own. He has to be right for YOU, not me.
Now, that said, there are some “guidelines”, if you will, that I think every woman can look to in order to determine if the man she’s dating is the marrying kind. I wrote up a little list. Keep in mind, these are my thoughts and feelings, not fact. When it comes to love, you must always make the decision that’s best for YOU.
I just think these little “rules” will help you weed out the men waving giant red flags your way.
Marry the man who…
Isn’t afraid to say I love you.
Loves and respects you as much as he loves and respects his mother.
Isn’t too proud to admit he doesn’t want to lose you.
Listens even when you think he isn’t.
Watches you sleep.
Kisses you on the forehead.
Would rather cut off his hands than put them on you.
Who isn’t too ashamed to keep calling you when you won’t take his calls.
Can never refer to you as “the one who got away” because he always knew he couldn’t live without you.
Will stand up for you no matter what.
Will learn something new for you.
Will try something new for you.
Brings out the best in you.
Would be willing to miss his team play in the finals to spend a special evening with you.
Respects your friends and family as much as he respects you.
Doesn’t just text you, but rather, will pick up the phone and call you because he needs to hear your voice.
Who shows you his softer side, and admits the things he’s most afraid of.
Thinks you’re pretty without makeup.
Is patient with you.
Calls you beautiful instead of hot.
Wants to show you off to the world whether you’re in sweats or an evening gown.
Who speaks with love and not anger.
Who doesn’t need to be told you need him, he can just tell.
I could go on, and on, and on ladies, but you get the drift, right? If you’re single, I recommend taking a few notes. If you’re married, send this one to your single girlfriends okay?
Wives, add to my list below!