8 Ways to Know He's a Keeper ...


8 Ways to Know He's a Keeper ...
8 Ways to Know He's a Keeper ...

I’m sure that at some point in just about every woman's life, there has been a guy that she's totally misjudged. You thought he was amazing and shy, but really he was a player with a massive load of game. Well, a few of us (or, me!) have had our fair share of those guys and now I pass along my wisdom to you. These are the signs that your guy is a keeper!

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He Keeps His Word

He Keeps His Word Photo Credit: Alice Xiao Photography

He’s not the type of guy that is going to say he shows and then doesn’t, is he? If he says he’ll call and then actually calls, he’s a guy that likes to keep his word. And there is nothing better than a guy that does what he says he’s going to.


Keeping his word is a key trait of a reliable and trustworthy partner. This shows that he values your time and feelings, and is committed to following through on his promises. It also demonstrates his integrity and consistency in his actions. A man who keeps his word is likely to be a good communicator and listener, making him a great partner in a relationship. Additionally, this trait can extend beyond just promises and commitments to also include being honest and transparent in all aspects of the relationship. Overall, a man who keeps his word is a true keeper and someone you can count on.


He Has a Sense of Humor

He Has a Sense of Humor Photo Credit: TeeRish

It’s always great to have a guy that can make you laugh. He doesn’t have to be the king of jokes in order to steal your heart. Just make sure that he can laugh at himself when things get funny and that he doesn’t always take life very seriously!


Having a sense of humor is an important quality in a partner, especially when it comes to relationships. According to a study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, women are more attracted to men who are funny and can make them laugh. This is because humor is often associated with intelligence, creativity, and confidence. Additionally, a good sense of humor can help diffuse tense situations and strengthen the bond between partners. So if your guy can make you laugh and knows how to have a good time, it's a sign that he's a keeper.


You Have Chemistry:

You Have Chemistry: Photo Credit: Xie Kitchen

This one sounds like something pretty obvious, but a lot of people don’t realize how important chemistry is to a relationship. You have to move beyond attraction and into that strange land where things click when your eyes lock. In essence, you have to understand each other and work well together.


Chemistry is a crucial factor in any successful relationship. It goes beyond physical attraction and involves a deep understanding and connection with your partner. According to relationship experts, couples who have chemistry tend to communicate better, resolve conflicts more effectively, and have a stronger emotional bond. This is because they have a natural compatibility that allows them to work well together. In fact, studies have shown that couples with strong chemistry are more likely to have a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship. So, if you have chemistry with your partner, it is a strong indicator that he is a keeper.


He’s Nice to His Family

He’s Nice to His Family Photo Credit: Jason Stair

I’m sure that somewhere out there there is a saying floating around that goes something like “something something something if a man isn’t nice to his momma he isn’t going to be nice to you” and really, it’s the truth. If your guy isn’t nice to his family, chances are he isn’t very respectful of them. And if you can’t respect the people that raised you, you probably can’t respect the person you’re with.


In addition to being a sign of respect, being nice to his family can also indicate that your partner has good communication skills and values strong relationships. It shows that he is able to maintain positive and healthy connections with those closest to him, which can translate into a strong and stable relationship with you. Furthermore, if he is close with his family, it can also mean that he comes from a supportive and loving environment, which can positively impact your relationship in the long run. Overall, a man who is kind and respectful to his family is likely to be a loving and committed partner.


He’s Kind to Strangers

He’s Kind to Strangers Photo Credit: Alfie | Japanorama

If you’ve ever seen your guy stop to help an old lady lift something up the stairs, either he’s spitting game to make himself look good, or he’s genuinely a good guy. Watch how he speaks to people he doesn’t know. The best guys are the ones that are kind even when they don’t have to be.


This article discusses eight key qualities that can help determine if a man is a good long-term partner. One of these qualities is how he treats strangers. The author suggests paying attention to how he interacts with people he doesn't know, as this can be a good indicator of his true character. Kindness towards strangers is seen as a positive trait, as it shows that he is empathetic and caring towards others. This can also be a sign of his overall personality and how he treats those around him. Ultimately, a man who is kind to strangers is likely to be a kind and compassionate partner as well.


He’s Willing to Compromise

He’s Willing to Compromise Photo Credit: ****PhiNAPHantaSY

Compromise is important in any relationship. Do you have to twist your guys arm to get him to meet you in the middle? If not, that means that he’s willing to sacrifice some things for you. And you should be able to do the same thing in return.


Compromise is a key aspect of a healthy relationship, and it's a good sign if your partner is willing to compromise with you. In fact, research shows that couples who are able to compromise have a stronger and more satisfying relationship. Additionally, a partner who is willing to compromise is more likely to have good communication skills and be empathetic towards your needs. This can lead to a more harmonious and understanding relationship. Furthermore, compromising can also help to build trust and strengthen the bond between partners. So if your partner is willing to compromise, it's a good indication that they are committed to making the relationship work.


He’s Nice to You, Even around His Friends

He’s Nice to You, Even around His Friends Photo Credit: angimangi

If your guy’s behavior changes when he’s around his friends, he’s either putting on a front for you, or putting on a front for them. Either way, you don’t want to be with a guy that can’t be himself around the people that are supposed to know him best.



It's important to pay attention to how a guy treats you when he's around his friends. If he's still kind, respectful, and attentive towards you, it shows that he truly cares about you and isn't just putting on a show. On the other hand, if he acts differently or ignores you when his friends are around, it could be a red flag for how he truly feels about you. Additionally, if he introduces you to his friends and includes you in their conversations and activities, it's a sign that he sees a future with you and wants to integrate you into his social circle.


Your Gut

Your Gut Photo Credit: Glitter N' Sparkle

It’s not the most scientific or infallible way to know that your guy is a good one, but it is pretty straightforward. If something feels off to you, there’s usually something off. Ask yourself if your guy is a keeper and if you feel comfortable enough to say that he is, then run with it!

Well ladies hopefully I’ve provided you with some insights on how to tell if your fish is one worth holding onto or throwing back into the sea. Do you have other ways to tell if you have a trophy fish or just a smelly old trout? How you can you tell when a guy is a keeper? Let me know!

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Does he sit and complain about the problems he encounters in life or identify them, figure out what resources he has to solve them and do it and go on enjoying life. How does he treat his mom and other females in his life that, especially family members. mom is the number one way to tell how you will be treated. After making love does he want to lay arm in arm with you any talk about anything that comes to mind for a long time and it seems like you two have only been talking about you and what you want out of life. Are you his real interest after he has had an orgasm and his sex drive is completely gone for a period of time as it does in all males/ or does he find a way to depart and leave shortly after the sex is over. You will learn about 80 % of what you know about him in the first two months of your relationship by listening and watching. Almost all of what you learn about someone is communicated to by them involuntarily. Watch and listen very close and do not let him know you are sizing him up. If he has any common sense he is doing the same with you. If he flunks any of the tests above dump him as he is not a keeper. Throw away all the long books written by some phd and just watch the above. As a male I know how the heterosexual male mind works as I have had on my shoulders many years and know well the way guys think and just what to watch for. follow your heart. It is your best friend as it will never lie to you and always tell you what is best for you over the long term. LOL

ahhh that was an interesting one... let me retweet that :]

cngsriihoer123 on August 16, 2009 Her accent is soo strong- I keep getting distracted and forget what she is saying!

Mmmmm Fawn, I liked reading this! Mine surly is a keeper ;)

These are all very true... Also I love the picture of the two fingers; it's adorable. :D

A good listener, the secret keeper :)

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