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Never Lower Your Standards


In the long run, these standards will help you find the right guy. Once you start lowering your standards, it becomes a lot harder to draw the line.

Since you already excused one bad behavior, why would you say no to his other actions? Setting low standards or no standards can set you on a slippery slope of accepting everything he does. He might ditch you and your date night plans, then a few days later, he gets angry and shouts at you. Sometimes, these kinds of relationships where you never set your standards can spiral into domestic violence, abuse, and even sexual assault.

Put your foot down and stand up for yourself. What if it turns into a long-term relationship? Three years from now, do you want to look back and realize that you and your partner are not compatible at all? In five years or ten years, will you regret settling for this man?

The answer is yes. Yes, you will. If you ignore things about his character early on in the dating stage, those same things will become a huge issue for your relationship later on.

Not a good sign. We even try to pretend as if we are just like them. Know that you cannot retain it for a longer period of time and that does not make any sense either. You ought to understand that it is always better to have an empty room rather than keeping a monkey in it for that will not help you maintain your mental peace anyway. Be wise enough in deciding the people with whom you want to be, and only after you are sure, go with them.

You both get dirty and the pig likes it. Some folks respond emotionally, which is never a good idea. Compromise their values. Some folks impose their way of thinking on others. You win a debate with a better argument, not by force.

Take shortcuts. Some folks act unethically to look good, cover their behind, or get what they want. Be aware of the impact that others have on your behavior. If anything, be a positive influence on others and an inspiration to them. Keeping bad company is like being in a germ-infested area. Be your own person. Some of the most precious things you possess are your honor, your dignity, and your reputation.

Be the person others look up to — whose character is beyond reproach.