Dating a keeper
The way you communicate is always comfortable for both of you. She buys you things she sees in the store and thinks you might like and with her own money to boot because she thinks you might like them. There is never any doubt that they are thinking of you, that they consider your feelings, and that you are important to their life. You feel fully comfortable around them naked, in bright afternoon light. We all do things that rub someone the wrong way every once in a while.
He wants to be the best that he can be in order to provide for himself and for you. Despite whatever setbacks he may be encountering in his life, he knows how to pull himself back up and move forward. He actually wants you to be there with him as he progresses in life. Relationships are for their own sake, and while rings and wedding vows and babies are all very important aspects of life and love, your love is not diminished without them.
They encourage and support you in pursuing your dreams in life. You are capable of both doing your own thing from time to time without the other becoming irrationally jealous, suspicious, or angry. He knows about all your flaws and weaknesses, and he still accepts you. Relationships based on lofty expectations will fall flat.
She has some nights with her friends and family, and does not expect you to tag along. He knows what you look like without makeup. She calls you out on your nonsense, and understands when you call her out on hers. He treats you as a person who has her own opinions, her own thoughts, her own ideas and her own voice.
There are two people in that bed, and the point is for both of them to feel comfortable and have fun. Your friends enjoy being around them, and generally think that they are a cool person who is good for you. Any keeper needs basic home training.
He can keep up a conversation with your dad. Every one of her relationships is important to her. You reciprocate all of these things for them, and are excited at the prospect of being a better, smarter, more caring person because of the healthy way in which you love one another. You never feel as though they are slumming it or doing a favor by being with you.