After you have been dating a while, you may find yourself ready to settle down with a long-term mate. But how can you determine if this person is suitable for you? Sandy Weiner, dating expert and founder of, lists some of the red flags to look for in a potential mate. First, acknowledge what’s gone wrong in your past relationships so that you don’t make the same mistakes. Know your core values and how they align with your partner’s. The way in which people fight also can be a red flag about the long-term health of a relationship. It also can be helpful to look at how your potential mate treats others in his or her life, particularly other family members. And finally, don’t expect that you be able to convince your partner to change.

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