Relationships form a huge part of our lives; nobody wants to waste precious years unhappy and unfulfilled with the wrong partner. It is understandable then when some of us enter new relationships with a slightly pessimistic outlook; on the lookout for ‘red flags’ and telltale signs that this person is simply not the one. Better to be safe than sorry, right?

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As an antidote to this negativity, Tumblr user thepassioncrisis decided to turn things around and see things from a more optimistic perspective. They started a wholesome and interesting discussion about all the good things to look out for in a potential partner-for-life, as people listed their ‘green flags’ of a healthy relationship.

Because we all have our own needs and desires, the responses were wide-ranging. From tongue-in-cheek quips about portion sizes at dinner to more insightful comments about the importance of communication, these responses show the kind of things that we value in our partners, and gives us a wake-up call as to what we could be doing better for each other!

What do you think? Do you have anything to add to the list? Do you notice and appreciate the ‘green flags’ that you see in a partner? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!