When I first started noticing a guy and we gradually got close enough for the talk to begin about us actually dating, there were always some questions that passed through my mind. If you’ve recently found yourself in this situation or are scared that something like this might be about to occur, then you might want to take a look at the list below. Here are 7 things to ask yourself before dating a guy.
7. Do I Really Want to Date This Guy?
Sometimes you feel attracted to a guy without really wanting to date him, but somehow you get sucked into a relationship. Before you start dating, ask yourself this question to make sure you really do want to do more than just stare at him when he walks by. I’ve found that occasionally it’s fun to stick with the staring and nix the dating.
6. What do I do if He Turns out to Be a Weirdo?
What if you like this guy so much that you are overlooking little quirks he has that should be raising red flags for you? This guy might turn out to be a completely different person once you spend more time with him. Keep that I mind when you are thinking about dating a new guy.
5. Should I Introduce Him to My Friends First?
I find that friends can be excellent critics, especially when it comes to judging someone you’re dating or about to start dating. Take your possible boyfriend-to-be and see what your friends think. They might be able to see something you are missing, due to that whole ‘love is blind’ thing. If he’s the real deal, then they will most likely tell you to go for it.
4. Why Am I Attracted to Him?
What is it about this guy that you like? Is it purely physical? Does he make you laugh? Did your friend dare you to go out with him and now he’s just grown on you a bit? Really think about why you are attracted to this guy enough to want to date him or even consider dating him.
3. Am I Expecting Anything to Become of This?
Do you want to date this guy and form a lasting relationship? Would you like to go on a single date and that’s it? Figure out if you want more from this guy than just a date or two. It’s always good to know what you want before diving head first into something.
2. What Kind of Friends Does He Have?
I like to know what a guy’s friends are like before I get too involved with him. Does he have supportive friends? Are they all chauvinistic pigs? Does he get just as rude as his friends when they all hang out together? If he acts completely different than his friends do, then he might be simply putting on a show when he’s with you, so beware of this.
1. Is He a Trustworthy Person?
It might take some time to figure out the answer to this question. However, there are some guys who you can see through right away, just like there are other men who ooze trust. You’ll just have to figure this one out on your own, or trust in your friends to help you decide if he’s trustworthy or not.
Out of these 7 things to ask yourself before dating a guy, do you think I missed anything important? If there is something you look for when thinking about dating a guy, feel free to let me know what it is!
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