Before you decide to go forward in a long term relationship, you may want to find out if your partner is marriage material. You don’t want to end up in a long term relationship just to find out they weren’t ready.
Is your partner reliable? If you can count on them to show up on time, get their part of the bills paid, and be there for you when you need them, this is a good sign. Everyone can drop the ball from time to time, so you shouldn’t hold hectic weeks against them. But if they seem to have more hectic weeks than not, maybe you should look at why that is.
Open and Honest
Can you trust that what your partner has told you is true? Someone who is marriage material is going to be open and honest with you. This includes their past.
Ability to Listen
If you are with someone who is horrible at listening to you, then communication is going to be an issue later. This doesn’t have to kill the relationship, but it may not be time yet to delve in to the marriage talk.
Are they loyal? And by loyal we mean there for you when you need them. You want someone who is going to be there through thick and thin, without smothering you, is he faithful, or do you care, for some an open arrangement ie Swinging works best.
Another good indicator that the person you’re with is marriage material is they can handle stress without losing their minds. We all get angry. Someone worth marrying however will be the person who can express this in a non-confrontational and non-violent way.