The central premise of this article is the number 30, or more specifically, the age. This is when men make the transition from boyfriend material to relationship or marriage foundation. His dude years need to be well and truly behind him when the time comes to have a grown-up liaison. Look for these signs and avoid them!
The B word
If he addresses other men as “bro”, he is clearly still stuck in an extended teenagehood. You may think that this is a presumptuous call. Just remember that when you try to get him into bed and he replies, “But, babe, I’m almost finished with this level on Xbox.”
Minus points include any type of poster of a near-naked woman. Ideally you also want to see more books than DVDs or video games. Give him points for cleanliness and neatness though because the fatal flaw of many a man-child is looking for a woman who will clean up after him.
At some point in their lives men flirt with a nickname. It’s usually something a bit naff like “B-rod” or “Super-G”. Thankfully the phase passes fairly quickly, as it should. Should you see any evidence of this in social media life, swipe left. This is a man not yet comfortable in his own skin.
You may uncover evidence that this man has been looking at porn. This isn’t the problem, though. The alarm bells should only start ringing if he prefers it to you, or wants it in the bedroom as you two get busy.
Hearts and heads
Nothing wrong with baseball caps and trucker hats – they make us feel that little bit cooler when we step out of the house. But for the love of all that’s good in this world, if he insists on keeping the sticker on the brim or turning it the wrong way round, abandon all hope!
Credit: David Smiedt