1. Talk the Talk
Start and keep up your end of intellectual, stimulating conversations
2. Add To, Not ‘Complete’
You’re both “complete” as you are, or should be. Find ways to enhance each other’s experience.
3. Embrace Differences
All your interests won’t match. Be excited simply that they are excited, and let them have their “thing.”
4. Be a Friend First
Ask friends what “needs work” about you as a friend. Believe them. Apply it to your relationship. It’s ever more valuable as your relationship matures over time.
Impromptu date nights. Thoughtful gestures. Gifts of the heart. Go!
6. Respect Their Friendships
Their friends were there long before you, and will still be there whether you are or not.
7. Kindness Over ‘Winning’
Arguments come and go. Hurt through superior stubbornness is forever.
8. Signs of Attraction
Let them know that even their smallest idiosyncrasies, movements and gestures make you hot.
9. Silent Treatment
As much as you love talking, wallow in comfortable quiet too, and find ways to spend time apart.
Not just staring at them. Care enough about them to care what they have to say.
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