Meeting the ‘right person’ is an important element in establishing a successful relationship. Equally important, however, is your own ‘readiness’ to meet that someone special.

Here are 7 classic signs of relationship readiness:

1. Dating burnout:  does dating begin to feel like ‘groundhog day’, repeating the same old stories about yourself over and over to someone new that you have just met?

2. Quest for meaningfulness:  do you feel an increasing desire to share meaningful moments with someone special?

3. Future planning:  do you start thinking about sharing the future (home, family, summer holiday plans, etc.) with someone special?

4. Tired of the bar scene and online dating:  do you start to think more about quality vs. quantity; ie. dating less but dating more compatible matches?

5. More than just looks:  do you desire a romantic partner that not only physically attracts you, but who also has other qualities that draw you together (shared family values, intellectual curiosity, education, etc.)?

6. In your thoughts:  do you find yourself thinking about someone frequently, and consciously making plans which involve them?

7. Mutual admiration:  do you admire someone and truly value their opinions on important matters in your life?