14 Under-Appreciated Qualities All Women Should Look For In A Boyfriend

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Because a six-pack isn't going to get you far in the long run.

There are things everybody looks for in a partner. A good sense of humor, compatibility, and a six-pack, just to name a few. But some traits are so much more important than the obvious— so don't look over them.

1. Compassion

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Because when you're fighting, it's the one thing that's going to get you through. They'll be on your side even when they disagree with you.

2. Strong Communication Skills

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You'll stop problems before they start if you can talk about everything.

3. A Taste For Adventure

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In the long run, you'll need to try new things. Better to have someone who's up for it.

4. Humility

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It's way overlooked— and will make a partner seem so much more bearable.

5. Silliness

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You need to be able to laugh it off. Even the really big, bad things. Being able to make a joke out of anything is a life saver.

6. Thoughtfulness

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In the long run, it really is the little things. They make all the difference.

7. Self-Awareness

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Someone who can be aware of their own actions— and how those actions affect others— is so important.

8. Financial Saviness

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I don't mean they have to be a millionaire. In fact, it doesn't matter how much money they do make. But being aware of money can save a lot of stress.

9. Determination

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Someone who will thrive to get the job done, no matter what— they're always a solid bet.

10. Independence

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Sure, it's nice that they want to do things with you— a lot of things. But someone who can be their own person within a couple makes sure that you don't lose yourself in the long term.

11. Creativity

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Being able to think differently can be a huge asset. In your relationship and in life.

12. Bravery

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Because you're going to go into uncharted territory together. It helps.

13. Resourcefulness

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Some days you're going to be at your wit's end. You need someone who's going to find a way to pull it all together.

14. Cuddle-ability

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You're going to be sharing a bed with this person, probably for a long time. Someone who doesn't hog the blanket and you can actually sleep next to is a must.


Sure, everyone has their own personal tastes in relationships. But don't just go for the most obvious choices— there are some truly under-rated traits that will do you well in the long run.

Have a non-negotiable trait you look for? SHARE what matters most to you!