Marriage is a lifelong commitment. There are ups, there are downs and there are even in betweens. A good marriage is work in progress; it takes time, patience and a whole lot of love.
If you've dated recently, it’s not what it used to be. People rarely meet in bars or the supermarket, now you swipe on a stranger's probably filtered photo, ask them something like, "How's your week?" and both parties nervously text back and forth before settling on a night to meet up. Then you spend the days leading to your date hoping that the photo you swiped on is in fact your new potential date and you cross your fingers that you’re not about to meet a serial killer. When you realize that your new found love is not in fact a serial killer you go on some more dates, until suddenly it’s time to find out if is this person the one. Is this person marriage material? In this day and age we have all sorts of technology to help us find that perfect match, but how do we really know if he or she is the one?
You survived the first few dates, and now you’re on an unbelievable high. But what makes a great date may not be the makings of a great relationship. Countless individuals approach potential mates as if they are a prize they trying to win and fail to realize the value of truly getting to know your potential mate.
Remember the TV sitcom “Friends?” Remember Drunk Barry? Sure Barry was a ton of fun at parties, but Drunk Barry was not relationship material. The checklist below will help you evaluate your date in a positive manner and decide if he is in fact relationship material. If you get a lot of positives he might even be marriage material.