When I was young and dumb, my Mother offered me loads of great advice about what I should observe about men that I dated. It was never about finding the flashiest guy or the life of the party. She always encouraged me to use caution and look for signs of his character. I shorthanded this to doing random “character checks” so I could pay attention when I needed to.
I recall two specific character checks that have stayed with me: Mother Wise Diva said to pay attention to how a man reacts when his not able to reach you. Also, observe what happens when he doesn’t get his way. It sounds very simple, I know, but let me tell you the bullets I have dodged with these!
Can you think of other ways to do a character check? Of course we are all flawed and humans, but there are certain traits that we just know won’t make a good match.
Do you think we overlook poor character traits too much in dating?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog