The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Getting a Partner

The 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Getting a Partner

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Getting a partner is one of the most difficult tasks in life and it’s something that everyone has to do. It’s normal to want to get it right, but what is the best way to go about doing so? There are many mistakes that people make when getting a partner. Here, are some of the most common mistakes people make when they’re trying to get a partner.

MistakeWaiting for the perfect partner

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This is a huge mistake that people make, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Waiting for the right partner is an easy trap, and this type of thinking often causes huge problems. As one Reddit user pointed out, “People wait to be in a healthy relationship in their 20s. They wait for the perfect partner in their late 20s, early 30s, and finally realize the dream in their 30s when they finally find the one.” Another user said, “I’ve noticed the problem most people have is that they wait for the perfect partner to come along and they don’t seek a serious relationship or boyfriend or girlfriend in the meantime. They miss out on wonderful relationships because they are too scared to go for what they want in life.

MistakeNot being honest about what you want right away

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You’re in your early 20s, you’ve just graduated college, you’re newly out of a long relationship, and you’ve come to the realization that you just want a good time. You’ve never given much thought to long-term compatibility. You don’t want a relationship; you’re just out to have a good time. Well, that’s not going to do it. Being honest about your intentions and the fact that you’re looking for something more substantial is what’s going to get you to the person that’s going to make you the happiest, a partner. It’s better to be honest about your needs from the start than coming out with the truth later on when you realize that you want something more than a good time.

MistakeAssuming that they’re perfect

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Many people are under the assumption that they’re perfect for a partner. They might have given their all to prove this to themselves, but if they are not looking at the bigger picture, they might be setting themselves up for failure. How are they going to sustain a relationship with an imperfect partner? They might not be perfect, but they have many good qualities and that’s what they should focus on. Being stubborn A person might be stubborn for a while because they need to prove themselves to themselves. But in the long run, they will come to their senses and let their partner decide when they’re ready to become a couple. They don’t want to be with a partner that they cannot talk to.

MistakeTreating them like a trophy

Treating your partner like a trophy is the worst way to go about getting a partner. A trophy is something that you display in a visible place where others can see it. You want to treat your partner with respect and dignity. You want to treat them like a friend and a partner. Respect is a gift that you give to your partner and your partner should give you respect in return. If they don’t, it’s time to move on. Failing to ask for permission to date them A good rule of thumb when it comes to getting a partner is to find someone you want to date before you ask for their permission. You should only ask for their permission when you’re sure that you can get them to say yes. It’s possible that they may tell you no. It’s possible that you may get into an argument with them.

MistakeThinking that they’re out of your league

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Getting a partner is about growing and improving yourself so that you can be with the person with who you are compatible. When you start to think that you’re “out of your league” because you’re trying to get into a relationship with someone who you think is out of your league, it can be a sign that you need to reconsider. If you’re insecure about yourself and afraid of not being able to impress a potential partner, then you might be trying to find something wrong with them, rather than working on yourself and improving yourself so that you’re more open to other people. When you’re looking for a partner, it’s important to look for someone who is comfortable with themselves, not someone who is going to always have something to prove.


Getting a partner can be tough, but if you’re committed to it and willing to learn from your mistakes, then you’ll be able to do it. It’s normal to want to get it right, but it’s also important that you learn from your mistakes.