Additional Reporting Pamela Choo
So he’s a great guy; your friends love him and your parents approve of him. But are you going to cry on the shoulder of your besties as you pig out on a tub of ice cream because he was also dating three other girls on the side?
How do we know if he’s really, truly a keeper? We confide in an expert, Violet Lim, CEO of dating company Lunch Actually to answer all our burning questions.
Here are six signs that you’ve hooked yourself a keeper and there’s no need for any more ice cream therapy.
They know who their friends are and they stay close.
If he has close mates that he relies on (that you’re perhaps even a little jealous of) then relationship experts say he’s not likely to run into the open arms of another woman.
Relationship experts find that men who stay close to a group of friends understand that a romantic partner is meant to complement his life, and are therefore less likely to put pressure on that fulfilling all their needs.
Violet says it’s also a matter of checking out the type of people he hangs out with. ‘It depends on his friends. Have you heard the phrase “You are who you hang out with”? You should be able to know what kind of person he is, based on his circle of friends and the activities they do when they hang out. Good friends would bring positive influence; they support and keep your grounded.’