Of course, this is important — but so are the ‘green flags’. When you’re focusing on what’s not quite right (your date loves Coldplay but you can’t stand them, for instance) the subtle yet very positive signs can easily slip by unnoticed — and often, they’re the ones that really matter. Here are the ones to look out for…
1. They’ll go out of their way to cheer you up.
It could be offering to watch your favourite trashy TV show with you when you’re sad, or taking you somewhere they know you find calming during anxious moments. Whatever it is, it’s a very good sign.
2. They know your goals and dreams.
And consider them just as important as their own.
3. They don’t make you feel bad about having bodily functions.
A man who doesn’t wince at the word ‘tampon’ is definitely worth having around.
4. They share your biggest values (and not just to impress you).
There’s nothing more attractive than a date who’s openly pro-feminism, or pro-LGBTI rights, and they’re not just saying so because they want to get in your pants. (Post continues after gallery.)