When a guy start crushing on a girl, something happens early on that lets him know whether this girl is a keeper for life or someone to chill with now and forget later.
Maybe it's the way she hugs him goodnight, or how she's serious about his career and not trying to take the money straight out of his pockets. Whatever it is, guys have a moment when they know they're holding on to someone they want to spend the rest of their lives with.
And when that moment happens, things get serious.
Just check out what these six guys said was the weird thing that let them know their girlfriends were marriage material.
1. She cared about my health.
I know this is going to sound weird, but there was one week when I was so busy at work and she showed me she cared about my health. That was the moment I knew she was "the one." Here's what happened: I was working every night until, like, 9 pm and eating fast food. I was eating so terrible and feeling like shit. About three days into the week, I texted her saying I was feeling awful and so tired. She asked what I was eating, and I told her that I had three pieces of pizza that day. She secretly cooked me a fresh meal and brought it over to my office. She told me she wasn't going to let me eat terrible while working terrible hours. She packed me food every morning to bring to work.
— Adam, 28
2. She hated partying.
I was a club promoter for ten years, so I dated my fair share of party girls. These girls were professional party girls. They went out, got paid to hang at the club, met rich guys and got money from them. Dating them was always a nightmare because I was always jealous and never trusted them. Plus, they were bad influencers. About one month into dating my girlfriend, she told me hated going to clubs and partying. It was such a relief meeting a girl who wasn't about that life. It was at that moment I realized there might be a future with this girl because she was so different from anyone I've ever dated.
— Ben, 34
About one month into dating my girlfriend, she told me hated going to clubs and partying. It was such a relief meeting a girl who wasn't about that life.
3. She wasn't drama 24/7.
It was such a relief dating a girl who wasn't drama. My girlfriend of two years proved to me week one that she was the one I wanted to marry. A bunch of her friends got all worked up about something one night that we went out. They were screaming and crying at the club, and my girlfriend walked away and didn't feed in to their drama. She's been like that ever since. She's more of a guy than a dramatic girl when it comes to friendships, and I love that about her. We never fight and solve every crisis between us in less than ten minutes. Dating her is easy.
— Paul, 25
4. She had her own career goals.
I knew my girl was the one when I asked her during the first month of dating what her five-year plan looked like and she said, "I'm going to be CEO of my own company." I thought she was kidding so I laughed, and she had a straight face. It was sexy dating a girl who had her own career goals.
It was sexy dating a girl who had her own career goals.
She's a hard worker and year three into us dating, she became the CEO of her own fashion tech company. What a badass. I'm excited to one day get married to a woman who has her own company and amazing work ethic.
— Eric, 29
5. She lived her own life.
The moment I knew I was dating marriage material was when I realized she was independent. There was one Saturday night, two months into us dating, when all my guy friends wanted to drive down to Atlantic City and party. I was scared to ask my new girlfriend at the time to go because I felt bad leaving her home on a Saturday night. When I got the courage to ask her, she was, like, please go! I'll hang wth my friends that weekend. She has her own friends, her own plans and her own life. I don't have to feel bad about hanging with my guys, and I love that about her and our relationship.
— Kenny, 32
She has her own friends, her own plans and her own life. I don't have to feel bad about hanging with my guys, and I love that about her and our relationship.
6. She lets me pick the shows.
I'm the one who decides what we watch on TV. She never puts up a fight and likes what I pick. That's the reason I know she's "the one." You have to give up control every now and then, and she's proven to me she can do that with something as small as what to watch on TV. I know she's a foodie so where we eat is always her choice. That's me giving up control.
— Travis, 29
7. She loved my friends.
None of my other girlfriends ever liked my friends. They thought my friends were rowdy and annoying. They never wanted to hang. One night, a few weeks into dating, my girlfriend asked to hang out with them. She said she thought they were funny. I was like oh my God — a girl who puts up my friends? She's golden.
— Jordan, 24