It is easy to get caught up looking for red flags when you start dating someone, but keeping a few "green flags" in mind helps you decide just as much if someone is worth your time. Image from bennyseidelman.
When it comes to dating, no red flags is good, but not good enough. Basic human decency and common sense shouldn't be your only factors. Here are some green flags to look for, too.
- They communicate well about their thoughts and feelings, and give you the chance to do the same. This includes respectful boundary setting and asking for your input on things that affect you.
- They're passionate about something, whether that be work, a hobby or their circle of friends. Having something that makes them happy outside of a relationship is a good sign they can be independent and won't rely on your for all emotional needs.
- They can admit fault when talking about past relationships.
Of course, this is just a starting point. Consider some of your own "green flags" as well, and instead of looking for faults, make sure you also look for the good factors that make a great partner. Dating is tough, but focusing on both red and green flags makes finding an awesome partner a little easier. For a full list of common green flags, check out the link below.
Green Flags [Pervocracy]