Be with someone who doesn’t have to be persuaded to live a certain way or be interested in certain things because they already are.

On top of being with someone who treats you with respect, figure out what’s most important to you, and love yourself enough to never give it up for someone else.

What to do once you know what your standards are

Once you know what you want, ask yourself honestly: “Would my ideal partner want to date me as I am right now, or are there things I should work on?”

Final thoughts

My grandfather once said, “You have to know what you want and what you don’t want in life.” He has eighty-five years of life experience, and I’ve learned through painful experiences that he’s right.

You have to know deep down what’s important to you and what doesn’t matter, and live accordingly — not just in relationships, but in every aspect of your life.

Of course, there are some things in life that are worth compromising on, like what to eat for dinner or what movie to watch.

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