Even though it’s always a good idea to be mindful of possible red flags in a new relationship, you should also keep an eye out for green flags, or the early indications that a relationship is flourishing.
Green flags can reveal whether your relationship has long-term potential along with the typical warm and fuzzy feelings you have when you first start dating someone.
Good signs that your romantic connection could last the long haul are known as “green flags” in a relationship.
Green flags in your girlfriend that you ought to look out for
They express their feelings about you clearly
It shouldn’t be difficult for you to wonder if your partner really likes you. It’s a green flag, if you know exactly how your girlfriend feels about you “because they tell you.”
It might be a warning sign that they aren’t meeting your needs or speaking your love languages if you start to question their feelings for you. However, a chat may be able to answer your concerns.
A reliable girlfriend will make you feel loved and valued and won’t cause you to question your worth in their eyes.
They value all people, not just those who are around them
Pay attention to your partner’s behavior around others. Do they show compassion and tolerance if you encounter a slower cashier when running errands in a hurry?
You can tell if someone is kind by how they treat the service staff, how they treat friends in need, and the effort they put out while helping others.
It says a lot about a person when they can be kind to everyone around them, not just those who are regularly involved in their lives.
Making time for you is their priority
The saying “If they wanted to, they would” is well known. For any kind of relationship, it’s a terrific philosophy to live by.
If someone really wants to be with you and cares about you, they will show it.
Think about how your partner schedules their time and whether they actively fit you in.
In addition to giving you an ample amount of their time, your partner should also communicate with you consistently.
They validate your emotions
Your girlfriend should not ignore or invalidate your feelings, especially during a disagreement.
It’s a good sign if they can hear your point of view during a disagreement and respect your experience, even if they disagree or see things differently.
After your first disagreement, you should consider whether they still show you respect and are willing to listen to you.
Does the dispute help you understand one another better? Or does she ignore you, go on the defensive, or shut down?
Don’t commit to a lifetime relationship with someone who treats you badly during a disagreement.
They can process their own emotions
How does your girlfriend handle their emotions when they are going through a difficult period, whether they are doing it alone or with you present?
Do they express their emotions, hold them in and suppress them, or do they take it out on other people?
If your partner makes an effort to work on themselves, to be in control their emotions, this a huge green flag.
They are considerate of your needs
You shouldn’t have to beg your girlfriend for what you need in a happy relationship.
For example, if your girlfriend is aware that you need a certain amount of quality time with them each week, they should take that into account while making plans and try to respect it. Or, it shouldn’t be difficult if you live with someone and need them to help out with certain tasks.
You are sexually compatible
Although this may not apply to all relationships because everyone experiences intimacy in multiple ways, sexual compatibility is something to take into account if you and your partner are having sexual intercourse.
It’s important in that you should be sexually compatible. If you aren’t, this problem will worsen with time and frequently turn into a deal-breaker for couples thinking about marriage.
However, it should not be the most important thing or the only important thing — and too often it is.
They aren’t afraid to talk about the future with you
This is a great green flag for anyone who wants a long-term partnership.
It’s a good indication that your girlfriend is committed to you for the long term if they are excited to plan your future together.
Talking about your goals for the future is always a good idea, especially to make sure you and your partner are on the same page.
She is interested in the real you, not the idealistic image she has created
By the time a man begins to consider marriage, he is aware that true love is not a fairy tale and that it is risky to remain in a relationship with someone who is just interested in the prospect of you.
We all want to be around people who are committed to growing as individuals and improving through time, but in order to do so, we must first find something attractive in who they are right now.
They want you to live your life
Your loving partner cannot fulfil all of your needs when you are together. If your girlfriend encourages you to lead a life apart from the partnership, that’s a positive indicator.
So that they are not dependent on one another, each person has to have friends and interests that they like. Dependence is bad in a relationship.
She is capable of constructive disagreement
In order to assess your reaction, some ladies may sometimes make a political joke in your company. We want to be sure that you know when to laugh it off and when to stick up for yourself.
There must be opportunity for people to have opposing viewpoints on a subject and for there to be no argument as a result.
They pay close attention
In a relationship, it’s important to feel “heard.”
If they are paying attention to what you’re saying and responding correctly, pushing you to go deeper into your narrative, or asking the right questions (‘How did you feel?’ ‘Then what happened?’) they’re a wonderful listener.
They are not simply listening; they’re actively listening and responding with empathy.
You’ll notice that the discussion feels natural and flowing when someone is paying attention.
However, if they appear to be impatiently waving their hand at the waiter or waiting for you to exhale before starting with their narrative, be cautious.
She’s not one for games
A person who consistently makes you feel like you’re the only one who cares while being “cool” about you is not “forever person” material.
Even less so if you suspect that she’s intentionally giving you this impression. We want someone who can handle this like a grown-up adult because we want to get what we put into it.
They are open to compromising
It’s a good indicator when someone is prepared to make sacrifices without coming off as weak.
It’s a good indicator if they’re glad to let you pick the movie but provide recommendations for restaurants or inquire about the bar where you’ll be meeting.
It might be a problem if they are either too rigid, “The movie starts at 8, therefore I’ve booked my favorite restaurant at 6.45”, or too eager to let you take the lead, “I don’t mind” isn’t always a good indicator.
A clear willingness to differ without getting defensive is a red flag in any debate. When you and your partner can agree that your disagreements don’t matter and you can resolve them right away, this is a good sign.
She is always giddy to say yes
Pretty clear. If she responds with a immediate yes to any opportunity to hang out with you then it’s obvious that she wants to be with you.
She’s not desperate, she just recognizes a wonderful fellow when she sees one. But, bear in mind if she likes you she will find time to visit you, even if she initially claims that she won’t. She could attempt to plan it on another day because she will not want to waste any opportunity.
She presses her body into you
If you think about how couples pose for photos you will start to see a pattern.
People tend to tilt their heads in the direction of those they are most comfortable with or love. Their bodies appear to be naturally entwined.
If she moves in so close that your bodies are touching it shows that she is at ease with being physically close to you and that she trusts you.