Your perfect match is out there, but they're probably not perfect. Those qualities that you THINK are the most important for your relationship success, probably aren't. Most importantly, beware of false 'relationship red flags' - start by ignoring these 5:
- "Fit" to be tied?: a lot of people think that it's necessary to date someone who shares their same exact health and exercise values, but you don't need that for a good relationship. As long as your partner respects your fitness goals (or lack thereof), and you respect theirs, your relationship should be fine.
- Miseducation?: not all education happens at a prestigious university - there's lots of successful & very smart people who were too busy building a successful life or business to spend years in a university or college. Instead of getting fixated on degrees and pedigree, try to focus on what your potential partner is doing with their life now.
- Out of fashion?: just because fashion is important for you, it doesn't mean it has to be important for your partner, and it doesn't mean you won't have a great relationship. There is one standard that you should always hold your date to, however - hygiene. Clothes can change. Hygiene is harder.
- Living separately together?: having separate friends is healthy and it will only benefit the relationship in the long run if you don't do everything together. Making a point to spend some time with your friends without your partner, and vice versa, is a great way to avoid isolation and losing touch with your friends in your relationship.
- Reaching for greater heights?: if you're looking for a lasting relationship (not just a casual fling), height should not be a huge concern. Personality, character, values & shared life goals are far more important for a successful relationship than someones height could ever be.