Truth: there is nothing worse than being in a bad relationship. It drains you of your emotional energy, sucks the joy out of life, and leaves you a depressed, worried mess. So of course, there's nothing more important than determining if someone is right for you, before you even take that big step of diving into a relationship.
Me and this guy have been going on dates for a month or so now. They've been amazing; the best dates I've ever been on. I wrote a card about one of them. He's so sweet, polite, and charming. We have incredible chemistry; we laugh a lot; we have great conversations. And he goes all out, planning these wonderful nights to spend together. I mean, this is the stuff of chick flicks – we've kissed on a ferris wheel, dined at an amazing Italian restaurant, held hands as we walked back to his place. We've cooked meals together, snuggled on a hammock and counted stars, and talked about things we'll do together in the future.
But despite everything, I still feel unsure. And so I ask you, Vinglers:
How do you know if someone is right for you?
How do you know that you'd be compatible in a relationship? And what are the qualities you look for in a partner? In other words, what, to you, sets "keeper" material apart from the pack?