3."My boyfriend will sometimes get upset and start a sentence with 'Well, you...' Then he takes a second and starts his sentence over with 'I feel...' — I notice every time he does it and I am trying to do the same."
4."Good communication. Quality communication between two people can be way more important in a relationship than compatibility and is huge part of good chemistry. If you can communicate really well with someone, that is HUGE."
5."When someone admits to their mistake and/or owns up to it, rather than making an excuse for failing. It shows they're trying to better themselves through that experience, and are being positive about it."
8."Always look for sweet, genuine honesty. When my husband and I started dating, I told him in passing I wanted to see a specific movie, so — for one of our first dates — he invited me over to watch that movie. I was a little nervous because I figured he’d meant 'watch a movie...' But, when I got there, he was cooking me dinner, and the movie was all set up on his TV. That was the day I decided to keep seeing him."
12."Asking you how you're doing/feeling. It was weird for me to go from a moderately abusive man (and not even being bothered by it because it seemed normal) to an amazing man (my husband). He asks me how I am and genuinely wants to know. It's done my mental health wonders to know that he actually cares about me, even though it's the smallest thing he could possibly do."
17."I never realized what I was missing until I met my current girlfriend: It's being able to talk about bad stuff. I had a breakdown and apologized for it, and the first thing she told me was to never apologize for 'feeling bad.' Being able to feel bad and not being afraid someone will be any less in love with you because of it is amazing."
19."When someone is friendly whenever they see their exes. Even better than that? Being friendly with an ex they share parenting responsibilities with. I've seen way too many people talk badly about the other parent in front of their kid(s)."
21."When someone respects boundaries without being TOLD they have to respect them, i.e., the difference between the friendly guy having a normal conversation with you and the guy who is outright aggressively hitting on you."
24."When someone takes care of you in small ways without thinking about it. It's a no-brainer to take care of someone who's sick, but when someone does small things for you every day, it's a big green flag."