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So, you’re kind of seeing someone. Or maybe you’re in that early stage where you’re just talking, but there’s an underlying question in your mind whether you should take this forward, see where it goes… But before you even think about committing to a relationship - or even just becoming exclusive - you both have to make sure you know each other’s thoughts, crystal clear! It’s always better to make an informed decision, which is why we’re here to help you get to know the guy in question better. Here are 8 questions that sure are important!
1. Are you looking for a long-term relationship?
You want to know whether he’s looking for a brief romance or if he’s in it for the long run, well in time. It’s important for you to know if the guy in question has the same relationship goals as you, and to make sure that you two are on the same page!
2. Are you on good terms with your ex-girlfriend(s)?
Trust us, it’s important to know this, since it’ll also help you gauge - as the conversation progresses - if he’s over his past or not. If he can be totally honest with you about his past, you can trust him to be honest with you in the future - honesty and trust are key ingredients for a happy relationship!
3. What qualities are you looking for in a partner?
THIS is extremely important. Not only will his answer help you figure out his perspective towards the future, it will also help you know if you fit the bill, or figure out what you can and cannot work around.
4. Do you like kids?
The intention here is not to jump the gun, but to have an insight into how he sees his future - with or without children. Of course, this is only applicable if you’ve thought about this too, and know for sure whether you want kids or not.
5. What’s your relationship with your family like?
If he treats his family as a priority, you can be confident that he will do the same for you in the future, if things work out. If he does have a strained relationship with his family, try to understand why it is so. If it’s because he and his family have completely different perspectives on life, that’s probably something you can work with; but if it’s because he and his brother got into a fight over who was a better at cricket way back in high school, it’s an indicator that he’s possibly someone who holds on to things for a long time.
6. What turns you on?
Intimacy is essential in a relationship, and sometimes, communication is the only way to improve it. Knowing his likes and dislikes in bed will only help you figure out how compatible you guys are likely to be. So don’t shy away!
7. Would you rather save or spend?
Whether we like it or not, money does get in the way of all that love - IF not handled well. It’s important for the smooth functioning of daily life - so it’s good to know how a guy thinks about money. We’re not saying ask him how much he makes (WAY too early for that) - all you need a handle on is whether your lifestyle expectations match.
8. Are you willing to work through it if we hit a rocky patch?
Relationships go through phases - some good, others not-so-great. It’s essential that you both understand beforehand that you both will have to work towards fixing things equally. And he has to be mentally prepared for it. So, go ahead, pop that question, and figure out whether you want to invest your time and energy in this. :-)
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