Ever wondered if that guy you're seeing has that "boyfriend potential?" Girls give this issue an astronomical amount of thought to make sure that guy ticks all the right boxes.
Here are the 15 key signs that he has boyfriend potential.
15. He makes you laugh.
A sense of humour is one of the most underrated qualities in a person. If he can make you laugh, you'll always be entertained with him and you'll enjoy his company that much more.
14. He takes care of you when you're sick.
If you ever felt like you were doubting how much he cares about you, if he takes care of you when you're sick you've got yourself a keeper.
13. He doesn't check out other girls when he's with you.
Every man and woman does it, and it's okay. You check out that ass that just walked by but don't ever do it in the presence of your girlfriend or boyfriend. That's always a big no no, it's just downright disrespectful.
12. He laughs at your jokes.
He laughs at your jokes, not because he feels like he has to, but because he genuinely finds them funny. There's a sense of ease and comfort when you talk with one another - nothing is forced.
11. He buys you great gifts.
Any guy who has mastered the art of buying girl presents is a king among us mere mortals. What do girls like? It's a mystery to us and picking out your girlfriend's present is one of the toughest tests you will ever have to face in your relationship. Don't buy them pair of high heels that look like Crocs! They may be expensive but she definitely won't appreciate them. Receipt!
10. His personality doesn't drastically change when he's drunk.
He doesn't have a schizophrenic alter ego who appears after 4 drinks. All of our personalities get a bit more obnoxious when we're drunk, but there is a limit to how far the acceptable amount can go. If he doesn't start flipping tables, mouthing off and embarrassing you in public when he's drunk, he's probably okay.
9. He has plenty of guy friends.
He has plenty of guy friends to hang out with, so he won't become the overly-attached OBSESSIVE boyfriend. He has other people to spend his time with when you're out with your girls.
8. He's always honest with you.
He's not shady and he doesn't lie to you. This is always a good indicator of someone's personality. If he lies about the trivial small things, what makes you think he wouldn't lie about the bigger things, like cheating?
7. He has an interest in what you do.
He takes an interest in your job and your hobbies. That's how you'll know that he's DEFINITELY into you. Tick!
6. He cuddles after sex.
He won't do the deed and roll over to face the wall. Sex with you is more to him than just dipping his penis into your vagina.
5. He encourages you to have girls' nights.
He doesn't try and keep you from your friends or want to spend every second of every day with you. He knows that your friends are just as important as he is and encourages you to see them too.
4. He is pretty useful in the kitchen.
If he can cook anything more substantial than 2 slices of toast, that's a big plus. If he ever brings you up breakfast in bed without you asking, he'll immediately hold the key to your heart.
3. He's not afraid to stand up for himself and his loved ones.
He doesn't take any shit, and he will always stand up for his friends, family and you if anything ever kicks off.
2. He knows when to give you your space.
He knows that you need your time alone and doesn't harass you or make you feel guilty for not spending time with him when you're not feeling well.
1. He surprises you with the occasional night out or gift.
He whisks you out to dinner, surprises you with a gift or a weekend away. And it's not even your birthday, anniversary or Christmas, whaaaat?!