Contrary to popular belief, men don’t want to be in a relationship with someone they have to take care of constantly; they want someone independent. This doesn’t just apply to men, this is the case for most people seeking a sustainable relationship. However, it’s not so easy identifying your significant other as independent or dependent until you’re deep into the relationship. Although the signs might seem obvious later, it can be hard to tell early on.
If you want to know whether or not the woman you’re with is independent, take a look at these five signs in order to get the truth. It may change the way you look at her for good.
1. It’s Always Exciting to Be Around Her
One of the best ways to tell you’re with an independent woman is that there’s never a dull moment when she’s around. This is probably what attracted you to her in the first place.
Not only is she fun when she’s hanging around just you, she’ll be fun when she’s hanging around your friends as well. Dependent people tend to change depending on who they’re with, but this won’t be the case with her.
2. She Inspires You to Be Better
It doesn’t matter what aspect of your life needs improvement, she’ll inspire you to improve it. This isn’t something that she’ll literally tell you to do, it’s just something you’ll want to do because she’s around.
Whether it’s your career, your other relationships, or just as a person in general, you’ll want to be the best that you can be. She will never belittle what you’ve achieved for her own sake, but she will praise you for what you’ve accomplished.
3. She Enjoys Her Alone Time
If you’re with an independent woman, there will be times where you have to let her enjoy herself. Alone time is important to independent people because they are comfortable with who they are as individuals.
Don’t feel offended if she tells you she doesn’t want to get together for the night; she may just need some time to herself so she can unwind and recharge. You figure things out about yourself when you spend time alone, and this behavior could just rub off on you.
4. She Won’t Play Mind Games
This is something almost everyone wants to hear about the person they’re in a relationship with, especially men. Being with an independent woman means that you won’t ever have to worry about playing mind games. If she really likes you, she’ll tell you, and she’ll try to make it work.
This also means that she won’t settle for a relationship that isn’t up to her own standards.
5. She Takes Care of Herself
This applies to all aspects of her life, including you. Not only will she take care of herself when it comes to the relationship, she’ll also take care of herself when it comes to her job, her health, and her responsibilities. Independent women are goal-oriented people who are motivated to get things done. She won’t let herself make excuses, and she won’t let you either.