40 Qualities That Make a Great Partner

40 qualities

Have you ever wondered what makes a great boyfriend or girlfriend? When you don’t stop to determine what you want, you end up getting whatever comes in. If this is true of your love life, it might be time to define what you’re really looking for in a partner. So, if you seem to be attracting more frogs than princes, maybe this list will help give you some clarity on what you’re searching for.

  1. Someone who knows what you need before you say it.
  2. Someone who knows when to laugh and when to cry.
  3. Someone who truly listens when you have something to say.
  4. Someone who’s there for you during the good and bad times.
  5. Someone who is caring.
  6. Someone who loves you with all their heart and soul.
  7. Someone who will be your biggest supporter.
  8. Someone who is honest.
  9. Someone who you can trust like a sibling, confide in like a friend but most of all, love as the great lover they are.
  10. Someone who is open and responsive.
  11. Someone who is never critical and ill-tempered in respect to your needs.
  12. Someone who knows when things have to be compromised in the relationship.
  13. Someone who understands listening is a key, but using what is heard is even more important.
  14. Someone who’s there for you no matter what.
  15. Someone who can be trusted.
  16. Someone who is a friend.
  17. Someone who gives a shoulder to cry on.
  18. Someone with a great sense of humor.
  19. Someone who has things in common with you.
  20. Someone who takes time to listen and enjoy you for who you are and tries not to make you something else.
  21. Someone who will always be there to support your ideas without argument and love you for everything that you are.
  22. Someone that can get a point across without yelling.
  23. Someone that remembers all the cute, stupid stuff you love.
  24. Someone that has a personality with qualities you don’t have yourself, but admire greatly in them.
  25. Someone who realizes you’re two separate people, and appreciates the differences.
  26. Someone who understands the difference between PMS and a real problem.
  27. Someone who can make you happy when you’re sad.
  28. Someone who tells you the truth even if you don’t want to hear it.
  29. Someone who will not hurt you intentionally.
  30. Someone who is a sweet, romantic person who cherishes you no matter what.
  31. Someone that you can laugh with.
  32. Someone who you can feel comfortable with and that you don’t care what kind of weird stuff they see you do because you know they will still love you no matter what.
  33. Someone who will love you in spite of your little idiosyncrasies.
  34. Someone that would do anything to show how much they care.
  35. Someone who is a great pal, a great kisser, and a great lover!
  36. Someone who allows you to be yourself around them.
  37. Someone who will respect you.
  38. Someone who cherishes your hopes and is kind to your dreams.
  39. Someone who knows you’re not perfect, but treats you as though you are.
  40. Someone who listens with their heart and is your source of inspiration.

What are you looking for in a partner? Share your qualities below!

Jennifer Good

About Jennifer Good

Chief Romantic and founder of Romance Wire and happily married for 19 years, Jennifer has been dishing out romantic and relationship advice for nearly all of those married years. Her advice and tips have been featured in countless magazines and websites including Ladie's Home Journal, AOL Love channels, ThirdAge and much more.

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