He just captured your heart.
Have you ever been dating someone and been conflicted about them? Maybe you thought that in some ways they were perfect for you, but in other ways they were decidedly not.
When you’re in that position it can be difficult to decide if you should pursue the relationship or if the best plan is to end it before it drags on too long. Some people seem to know exactly what to do to win your heart, while others are clueless about how to seal the deal.
A potential partner may look good on paper but in life, there’s no spark; besides that, they don’t seem to be making much of an effort towards building a relationship between the two of you.
There will be times when a partner isn’t even trying to win your heart but does something that makes you love them like staying up with you all night to help you finish a project or giving you the most appropriate gift — something you didn’t even know that you desperately needed until you got it. Sometimes it’s the small thoughtful gestures that melt our hearts and lets us see through clear eyes that this person is the one for us, and other times it's more of a quality that they possess.
There will be times that you’re in a no-strings-attached relationship and are convinced that it’s just for fun and that nothing will come of it; your partner will prove that they support you and have your back, and you realize that you don’t want just casual fun with that person, you want a lifetime of joys, frustrations, and challenges with that person.
We all have different things that make us respond in certain ways, and there are ways someone can get us to go from keeping things loose to wanting to walk down the aisle. Here's how he goes from a friend to a partner, according to your zodiac sign
It's a game changer when he does something that shows that he believes in your independence while at the same time is there to catch you if you should fall or fail. His support allows you to take on more challenges, knowing that he's there for you no matter what.
You've had an awful day at work but you're dreading coming home to a cold house and getting delivery dinner, so when you come home and there's a fire in the fireplace, the table is set with candles and your boyfriend has cooked all your favorites, you know that the smartest thing to do would be to hold on to this one as tight as you can.
Not everyone has a brain like you do nor does everyone get excited simply from talking, but this guy does. He's funny and he thinks you're funny, and he adds something interesting to every conversation. The witty banter between the two of you could be scripted; it's so effortless and funny.
You knew this was the one when you were feeling down, expressed all the negative emotions you were feeling and he just sat there, holding your hand and listening. You could tell he wasn't off in his head and that he was extremely present by the clear way he looked at you. He showed that he understood you and you were sold.
It isn't that you want a Yes Man, you want somebody who will support and cherish you, but not in the way that doesn't prevent you from making a grave mistake. This guy does that and isn't afraid to challenge you. The most amazing thing of all is that he still manages to give you the attention you crave.
You hate to admit it, but you do have a checklist of what you want in a partner and this guy doesn't have all your requirements. What he does have, however, is the ability to know when to pursue you, when to fight for you, and when to let you take care of yourself.
He doesn't baby you but he lets you know that he has your best interests at heart. When you go all Miss Know-it-All on him, he doesn't take offense; he takes it all in, happy to be with someone who is so sexy-smart.
What makes a guy go from the friend zone to the partner zone isn't that he is exactly like you. No, you need someone whose strengths are your weaknesses and vice versa. You need a partner that completes you, someone who takes on your battles when you're not feeling especially confrontational, and someone who returns your love with a full and open heart.
If a guy has got no game or mystery and makes it too easy for you, you couldn't be less interested. But if a guy is just the right mixture of honest and mysterious, he'll intrigue you for life. Honestly, you can get anyone you want, but you want someone who is a challenge and not an open book.
You need a partner who is as open to travel and change the way you are. If they are intent on settling and staying down, then they're not for you. If a guy surprises you with a spontaneous trip to somewhere you've never been, their status will change from friend to potential mate very quickly.
If a guy demonstrates that he wants a home and family as much as you do, you can see him in the role of a significant other. If he's one of those guys who talks to your grandma at Thanksgiving or plays touch football with your cousins, you'll know that he treasures family.
It would seal the deal if his finances were in order and he had a job with the ability to advance in his career. What can you say? Stock portfolios and 401Ks turn you on.
You've always been a bit off-kilter and have always had a unique way of looking at the world. When you find a guy who doesn't make you feel like an eccentric freak but encourages you to be who you are — weirdnesses and all — you know you've hit the jackpot.
If you were going out with someone one and they stopped the car to help an injured animal or they volunteered with some kind of charitable organization, you'd be smitten. You're a very caring and compassionate person and when you see someone else help others, it melts your heart and you begin to see them as someone you could make a life with. You'll have fun thinking up ways to make your wedding eclectic and creative.