18 Ways To Know You’ve Got A Good Boyfriend (And Should Keep Him Around)

A relationship should be full of constant reminders of how much you and your partner love each other. Here are 18 signs that you’ve found a good boyfriend, and if you can say you show your love in these ways, too, then you’ve got yourself a super healthy and loving relationship on both sides.

From showing how much he cares for you by cooking or taking an interest in your passions, these are tell-tale signs that you’re with someone who cares for you, no matter what type of relationship you’re in.

1. He Makes You Laugh

Having someone that can lighten your mood by making you laugh is so very important. Being comfortable enough to joke and have a good time together is a crucial part of a relationship because you can’t be serious all of the time, you know?


2. He Listens

Whether it’s just you talking about your day or something more important, it’s important to have a boyfriend that will really listen to you, give you advice and support you through thick and thin.

3. He Asks What You Want Him To Cook

Having someone who wants to cook for you is such a blessing. Try to never take this for granted because after a long day, there’s nothing better than a dinner cooked by someone you love waiting for you when you get home.

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4. He Takes An Interest In Your Interests

Even though doing the things you love to do may not be his favorite thing, a good boyfriend will still take an interest in the things that you love so that you can share hobbies and experiences together, at least every once in a while.

5. He Was Excited To Introduce You To His Friends

If you meet a guy that’s not hesitant to introduce you to his friends, he’s quality boyfriend material.


6. He Consults You Before Buying Things

Sometimes it’s good to talk through a purchase before buying, especially if it’s an expensive one. If your boyfriend cares enough to get you opinion, that shows that he values your opinion.

7. Doing Nothing Together Is The Best

You know you’re comfortable around a person when you can never get out of your PJs and just sit around and watch Netflix all day.

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8. You Make Plans Together

You two have busy schedules, but you always make time for each other. Whether it’s planning where you’re going for dinner or when you’re taking a vacation together, you include each other for things big and small.

9. He Can Compromise

This is important for both people in the relationship, but when you notice that he’s willing to change plans to meet you in the middle, you know you’ve got someone who’s willing to go the distance.

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10. He Supports You

Whether it’s in your career choice or just a simple at-home project you’re working on, if he’s willing to support you and help you meet your goals— that’s all you really need.

11. He Trusts You

Jealousy can ruin a relationship, so it’s important that you know you can trust him and that he trusts you just as much.

12. He Pictures A Future With You

For both people in the relationship, it’s important that you see a future with each other. If he’s comfortable talking about future pets, etc. you know he’s really invested.

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13. He Shares His Goals With You

Talking about your goals and aspirations is a key part of meeting them. Knowing that he’s willing to talk about his future endeavors with you will help you know he plans on having a relationship for a while. You will be able to help him reach those goals, while he helps you do the same.

14. He Gets Along With Your Family

Having someone that meshes well with your family will, at the very least, make family gatherings a whole lot more enjoyable.


15. He Surprises You

If your boyfriend likes to surprise you by doing nice things for you or buying you little presents, take it as a token of his appreciation for you. Little gestures go a long way, so surprises can show how much he really cares.

16. He Pitches In With Chores

Having someone who doesn’t mind helping out around the house every once in a while demonstrates that he cares about the space you share together, and it helps to foster a nice, functioning environment for the two of you.

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17. He Expresses His Love

It’s great if your significant other tells you he loves you, but it’s even better if he shows you in subtle ways, too.

18. He Makes You Feel Beautiful

This is a crucial one. If you feel at your most beautiful when you’re with your boyfriend, you’ve got a solid relationship built on greater values than just physical qualities. You should be able to wear your pajamas, not wash your hair or put on makeup and still feel like the goddess you are.

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If you think your boyfriend possesses these qualities, then you’ve got yourself a solid relationship with love, trust and compassion, and it doesn’t get better than that.

[h/t: Bustle]