Few things in life are as exciting as falling in love with someone new. The feelings can be intense, passionate, and overwhelming, especially at first, and it’s easy to get swept away by the romance of it all. You might like someone so much that you’re willing to overlook just about anything they do wrong, because in your eyes, they’re perfect. Sooner or later, however, when you start getting serious with someone, you’ll start to realize that that isn’t really the case.
Of course, conflicts and misunderstandings are bound to arise, and a rocky start to a relationship doesn’t necessarily equate to a miserable one. On the other hand, however, a lot of the problems you’ll be dealing with later on have usually been there since the beginning, so it’s important that you keep your eye open for any warning signs.
With that said, here are 12 early signs that can help you figure out if your relationship is likely to stand the test of time:
1. Your Relationship is Solely About Attraction
Romantic attraction to your partner is important in any relationship, but it shouldn’t be the only thing keeping you two together. You should have something in common with your partner other than your attraction to one another. Without any mutual interests, shared experiences, similar goals, or any other kind of common ground to stand on, the spark that ignited your love will just as quickly fizzle out.
2. You Don’t Like Their Friends
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