Figuring out a new relationship can be tricky. You want to give someone a chance, but you also don't want to waste your time. If there any way to tell if a relationship has staying power? Obviously there's no foolproof way to know if a relationship will last forever, unless you have some kind of magical crystal ball. (Which, in that case, can we borrow it?) With that said, there are some signs that your new relationship may be the one you'll be in permanently. Check out five of those signs below:
1. Your friends and family like them.
You don't have to listen to your friends or family when it comes to a relationship, but their opinion is definitely useful. If your friends and family love your new partner, this is a good sign. After all, who knows you better than they do? If they think you've found your match, you may have in fact found your match.
2. You have the same ideas for the future.
A relationship isn't going to last long if you have totally different goals and ideas for the future. So if your new relationship has you discussing the same future plans, you're probably in a good one. This means both of you will be working towards the same outcome, and you're less likely to encounter any forks in the road.
3. They show genuine interest in your life.
In any new relationship, you want the other person to show interest in your life. If your new partner could care less about where you work or how you're feeling, then they don't care about you. You want a partner who asks how your day went and genuinely cares about what the answer is. With that said, you also need to show interest in their life. If you're bored with everything about them, they're probably not the right match for you.
4. They enjoy the same things.
They do say opposites attract, but this is only to an extent. If you and your new partner have not one single thing in common, odds are you're not going to last. You want to enjoy doing the same things and have some similar interests. If you have nothing in common, you're going to constantly butt heads.
5. You feel better than ever.
The best way to tell if your new relationship is a good one is if you feel better than ever. If you feel happy and hopeful about your relationship, things are probably going well. A good relationship will make you feel good! There is a lot to be said about intuition, and if you just feel like the relationship is right, then it's probably right. And, on the contrary, if you just feel like it's wrong, then it's probably wrong. Trust your gut!