Actress-singer Ashley Tisdale recently spoke out about one of the most asked questions of the dating game: is it really all about looks? Â According to People, as far as Tisdale is concerned, the answer is definitely “no.” Â Although she admits that, in high school, dating centered a lot more on superficial qualities.Â Now, Tisdale says, â€ś I am more into a guy’s personality.Â I like someone I can have fun with and who can be more laid-back than I am, because it calms me down.”What are the most important characteristics to look for in a potential partner?
Physical attraction plays a key part in a successful relationship. Â However, in the end, lasting romance is made of much more than good looks. Â Cupid has some advice on the qualities that really matter when it comes to picking a partner:
1. Sense of humor: Laughter is essential in keeping romance alive. Â If someone helps you loosen up and have some fun, then they are someone whoâ€™ll really brighten up your life. Â Itâ€™ll be a joy to be with them and around them!
2. Mutual respect: Look for a partner who treats you right. Â Your partner should respect who you are as a person. Â Being with someone who undermines you or makes you feel inferior is unhealthy. Â Also, it’s important to look for a mate who respects himself, takes care of himself and has confidence.
3. Determination: Look for a partner who has some sort of direction in life. Â When you begin a relationship with someone, it’s important that you help each other grow as individuals.Â Determination and motivation are important in that process. Â Without goals, people tend to get stagnant in their lives.
For “Ten Essential Qualities to Look for in a Partner,” follow Cupid to Hopeless Romantic.