Relationships with women are a tricky thing. We have all been there — you start dating someone and things are going great. You start thinking that maybe it might finally be time for you to settle down, maybe this person is actually the one that you have been waiting for your whole life. Maybe you should finally take the plunge and ask her to marry you.
Or maybe you should dump her. That is the thing — which way should you go with it? Almost every woman has some qualities that make her marriage material, but also almost every woman has qualities that might make you want to run for the hills.
So what do you do? Well if you read the rest of this article it will at least give you a fighting chance as to know what to do. There are a lot of women out there and it's hard to choose between which one is a keeper and which one you should throw back into to the sea, but all of them have similar signs to let you know what is what. If the woman you are dating has most of the good signs on this list, you might want to put a ring on it. And if she has most of the bad signs on this list, then you might want to run for the hills. Here Are 10 Signs She Is Wife Material And 5 That She Isn't.
15 Marry Her: She Isn't Judgmental About Your Past
Most of us have some skeletons in our closet, but that doesn't mean we want to be judged and reminded of them constantly. You want a woman who keeps you on the straight and narrow, but not one that is constantly bringing up all the bad things that you have done over the course of your life. If you have a woman that knows about some of the bad things that you have done in your past but doesn't judge you for it, then you might have yourself a keeper. Who knows, maybe she has done some things that she is ashamed of back in the day as well, and if she has, don't be a hypocrite and judge her about those because she doesn't act that way toward you.
14 Dump Her: She's A Slob
This might sound kind of harsh, but we aren't judging here, just being honest. If you marry a woman who is a total slob, you're going to be living with a total slob the rest of your life. This means that you are not only going to be in the position of picking up after yourself, you are going to be in the position of picking up after her too. I have lived with slobs before, both male and female, and let me tell you, it's not fun at all. Even if the woman you are dating has everything else down pat, if she is a complete slob, then you are going to have to dump her, or at the least just keep dating her until something better comes along. This is marriage that we are talking about after all. No slobs allowed.
13 Marry Her: She Mothers You When You Want It
No matter what they say, every guy in the world wants to be mothered every now and then. Maybe she takes care of you when you're sick, maybe she makes you a big breakfast, or maybe she does all your laundry — you get the picture. Not that I am saying a woman is required to do any of these things, of course, she totally isn't. But that sure doesn't mean that we men don't like to be mothered from time to time. It's always a good feeling when a woman takes care of you not because she has to, but because she wants to. If you are with a woman who mothers you purely out of the goodness of her heart, then you may have found yourself a keeper. At the least, you should wait around and find out.
12 Marry Her: She Leaves You Alone When You Want It
On the other side of the coin of women who like to mother you are the ones that will leave you alone. What you really want is a woman that does both of those things — one that will take care of you when you need it, but also give you the space that every man desires from time to time. If you want to chill out all night and watch the Celtics play while you scarf down a meat-lovers pizza, then your woman should be totally cool with you doing that. And if you want to go out with your pals from time to time, she should be cool with that too. No guy wants a woman who is all insecure and clingy, so if you happen to be hanging out with a woman who is secure enough to give you space, then you might want to lock her down.
11 Dump Her: She Cheats
This probably could go without saying, but it needs to be said anyway. If she cheats, then she is not marriage material at all. There really are two types of people out there, those who cheat and those who don't. If a woman doesn't cheat, then she probably never will, and if she does cheat, then she probably will do so again, even if she ends up taking a few years off in between. You might really be into her and you might want to forgive her if she cheats, or maybe it's that you know that she has cheated on someone else in the past in a previous relationship. Either way don't marry her if she cheats or has cheated. You can go out with her and have fun, but don't marry her.
10 Marry Her: She Lets You Be Who You Are
This story is as old as the hills. A woman meets a guy and says that she loves him. Then as time goes on, she ends up trying to change every single thing about him. What's that all about anyway? Most guys don't do that, they just want to do their own thing and let a woman do her thing as well. But with that said, a lot of women feel differently and eventually try to change the man that they originally fell in love with. What you want is a woman who totally loves you for who you are and lets you be yourself. If you have one of those, you might want to put a ring on it.
9 Dump Her: She Parties Too Much
This one is a tough one because I know for sure how fun it is to hang out with a woman who likes to party. It's a blast, and who wouldn't want to be with a hot woman that likes to party all night? While it's fun for awhile, in the long run, that kind of thing just isn't fun at all. Who wants to marry someone that has a drinking problem and isn't responsible? I suppose it's fine if she is independently wealthy, but even then, there are some serious issues associated with women who like to party all the time. Do you really want to marry someone you have to carry to bed and hold her hair while she pukes every weekend? You don't have to answer that question because I can answer it for you. You definitely don't want to marry someone like that.
8 Marry Her: She Likes Your Friends
One of the things that often ruins a relationship is if the woman you are with doesn't like your crew. When you think about it, this could potentially lead to a disaster of a marriage. If she doesn't like the people that you like, then how do you know you two will end up working out together? Let's face it, you probably won't. Usually, if the girl you're dating doesn't like your friends, it's because she's insecure that they will do something around you that she will not approve of, or she's actually afraid that they might not like her and convince you to dump her. Either way, this is a big warning sign. If she and your friends get along well, you might want to keep her around for good.
7 Marry Her: She's Good In The Sack
This one might sound kind of tacky, but it has to be said. When you are thinking about being with someone for the rest of your life, having a good physical relationship is important. If you think that it doesn't matter and that you can spend the rest of your life not satisfied in that way, you're totally wrong. If you are dating someone that you are compatible with in bed, that is a great sign that you might want to marry her. Of course, this is one that you really need a lot of other good qualities too, because if you try to be with someone just because they are good in bed, then you are making a huge mistake. But at least it's a fun one.
6 Dump Her: She Makes You Feel Guilty About Having Fun
Now having fun doesn't mean that you are doing anything awful, it really just means doing things that you enjoy. If you are with a woman who likes to make you feel that you shouldn't be doing things that are fun for you, then you might as well pull the plug on the relationship right now. Why would you want to be with someone who constantly puts you down and tries to keep you from the things that you enjoy? And if a woman is like this when you are dating her, just imagine how she'll be down the road when you end up marrying her? You guessed it, she will be about 20 times worse than she is now, no doubt about it.
5 Marry Her: She Gives You Another Chance
Let's face it, all of us make mistakes in our lives and in our relationships, and if you are going to marry someone and be with her for the rest of your life, we're pretty sure you're going to have more than your share of big mistakes. That is why it's so important to be with someone that gives you another chance to makes things right and show her why you're worthy of her. This goes both ways though, if you are in that situation with her, then you have to do the same if she makes a mistake. No one likes a hypocrite. If you have a woman in your life who is cool enough to forgive and forget, then you should make sure you can do the same for her.
4 Marry Her: She Looks Out For You
While it goes without saying that you want to marry someone that you can hang out with and have fun with, it also should go without saying that if you do that, you need to also be with someone who looks out for you. If you are partying too much or not eating right, or if you have a job that you hate, you want someone who has your back and is looking out for your best interests. Yes, sometimes it's hard to hear things that you don't want to about yourself, but at the same time, it's important to be with someone that is willing to put it all out there and have your back. A woman that looks out for you is worth her weight in gold and is without a doubt marriage material.
3 Dump Her: She Nags You
While you do want to be a woman who looks out for you, that doesn't mean that you want to be with someone who is a nag. There is a huge difference there. One is a kind woman who worries about you, while the other is an awful shrew who just won't leave you alone and who you could never make happy no matter how hard you try. If you notice that you are with a woman that nags, there is really only just one thing to do, and that's get away from her as soon as possible. You will never be happy having a nag for a wife. If you ask me how I know that, I can tell you very easily. It's because no one is ever happy having a nag for a wife. Dump her as soon as you can.
2 Marry Her: She's Fun To Hang Out With
You totally want to have someone in your life that is fun to hang out with if you are going to get married. After all, you are going to spend the rest of your life with this person, at least in theory. It doesn't matter if this woman likes to go out dancing with you, if you have great conversations, if she likes the same shows on TV, or even if she likes to play World of Warcraft with you, your wife should be your best friend first and foremost. If you don't like hanging out with her, you might as well just give it up. On the other hand, if the woman you are dating is your best friend and someone you can't imagine not being with, then you might want to put a ring on it because she sounds like a keeper.
1 Marry Her: She Looks Hot In The Morning
This one might sound kind of silly, but it really isn't and you would know that if you have ever lived with a woman. So many women look great when they're all made up, but how many women look great when they roll out of bed in the morning? And I don't mean that they have to look hot to everyone in the world. What I'm talking about is that they look hot to you, because come on, that's really all that matters. If you wake up in the morning and look at the woman you are with and you think that she looks awesome, then you know that you might be with someone who is a keeper. Just think about how many mornings you are going to wake up next to her.