Finding a life partner is much more than looking for your next date. Your life partner is someone you intend growing old with, spending summers and winters for years to come, together for the better or the worse. Selecting your life partner requires responsibility, forethought and honest approach considering your own wants, desires, likes and dislikes for a lifetime of happiness. But once you fall in love or find the person of your dreams, marriage is a joyful experience.
Qualities you need to look for in a potential spouse
As they say, opposites attract but more often than not, you need a spouse to complement your own way of life. Thus, you definitely have to look at the qualities of the person you intend spending your life with to ensure that when your eyes lock, you skip a heartbeat!
• Religion: For some people, being of the same religion is essential. If you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim or Hindu or from any other religion, and religion holds an important consideration, it is best to see if the potential life partner holds the same religious beliefs or is ready to convert.
• Thoughts and beliefs: It is important to think alike on the major issues in life- children, money and family values. Though you might not discuss it the first time you meet, but consider these aspects when looking for the perfect life partner.
• Personality traits: Consider what you are looking for in your future spouse such as a terrific sense of humor, social and fun loving; have a love for hobbies, travel or a laid back attitude? Maybe you need someone to center you. As these are individual traits, you’ll need to evaluate your own personality and then list the kind of person you want to spend your life with.
• Interests: Thigh you don’t someone to have all the same qualities and interests, but you should be able to share a few to keep your relationship going strong.And last but not the least you should be able to envisage a life with him or her, even if you don’t fall in love at first sight. A couple’s common goal should be to stay committed in a marriage, so know what you are looking for in your spouse.