There are some women who are dating material, and others who are wifey material. What’s the difference? There are certain qualities that make a special woman someone you want to devote your life to. She challenges you, makes you feel good about yourself, and makes you want to be a better man. So what is it that these vixens possess that not all girls do?
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Wifey material are a set of traits and characters of a girl that make her a great wife. A woman may be the perfect dating material, but if you’re looking for someone to spend the rest of your life with, it requires a whole different set of traits beyond having a great time together in the present.
A woman who is wifey material is definitely dating material too, but she’s all of that and beyond. Think you’re dating a girl who’s a great catch?
Take a look at the characters and signs below, and ask yourself if she’s wife material too. And if she is, perhaps, it’s time you put a ring on it, because she’s definitely worth it, and way more!
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Look, let’s face it. A husband material is a stereotype, and so is wife material. And generally, when someone talks of wifey material, it’s instantly assumed to be a bad stereotype. But that’s not what we have in mind. A wife is an equal partner, just as a husband is an equal partner in the relationship too.
Either partner can choose to take on any roles in the marriage, and that’s all still fine and perfect. But when you are looking for someone to marry and settle down with, there are a few specific traits that you need to ensure the person you marry has. And that’s where these wife material traits come into place.
If your girl possesses these personality traits, it might be time to go down on on knee and seal the deal, because she is definitely, totally wifey material!
#1 She actually listens to what you have to say. Someone you want to spend the rest of your life with will listen to what you have to say and will take it to heart, remember it, and try her hardest to respect it. [Read: 7 signs you’re not being heard and 7 ways to fix it]
#2 She fits right in to any crowd. A wife is someone who you are proud to be with. Whether it’s a black tie affair or a cousin’s wedding in a fire hall, she can roll with the punches.
#3 She takes care of you when you’re sick. A girl you’re dating may be with you during the good times, but can she actually take care of you when you’re down? If you’re going to spend the rest of your life with someone in sickness and in health, that means that she’ll be there for you to help you feel better, even if it means she has to cancel some of her plans, too.
#4 She has motherly instincts and kindness. If having kids is important to you, it’s important to think about the long road ahead, not just the first leg of the ride. [Read: How to know if both of you are ready to have a baby]
#5 She is independent. You want someone who wants to be with you, but who doesn’t *need* you for every little decision or activity in their lives. It isn’t that you don’t want to work together or spend all your time together, but each partner should bring something to the table.
#6 She’s not simply in it for money. There’s nothing that will break up a marriage quicker than continuous arguments over money. If there are signs that finances will be a major crux in your relationship from the get-go, chances are, she’s not the wifey material you’re looking for. [Read: How to know if you’re being used for sex or money]
#7 Sharing is caring. A wife is someone who not only shares your bed, but she shares her life and everything in it as a partnership.
#8 She wants a partnership. There’s no room for egomaniacs or control freaks in a marriage. Your relationship should be an equal partnership, where both parties get an equal say in big decisions. [Read: How to be the power couple all your friends are jealous of]
#9 She is kind to your friends. Your wife is going to be at your side, hopefully till death do you part. A woman who is good wifey material should like your friends, not just tolerate them. Your friends know you best, and if they don’t like your wife, that will make for a very long, lonely, life.
#10 She pushes you to better yourself and step outside of your comfort zone. Having a lifelong partner means that you’ll always have someone cheering in your corner and motivating you to do the things you’ve always wanted to accomplish.
#11 No matter what you want to do, she supports you through it. If something is important to you, she will give you the reins to help you make your dreams come true. But she’ll also be there to put her foot down if she’s convinced you’re not moving in the right direction. [Read: The biggest signs your partner is truly supportive of your goals]
#12 You can cry in front of her and know that she won’t think less of you. You can be you and show your weaknesses around her without feeling stupid or less of a man. There are going to be times in your marriage when you’re going to need to lean on her. Someone who’s wifey material can take the weight off your shoulders and help you get through life’s obstacles.
#13 You can show your vulnerable side. You don’t always want to have to be the big tough guy. Find someone who is okay with seeing *and nurturing* your raw, vulnerable side. [Read: How to be the man in a relationship and achieve true manliness]
#14 She isn’t selfish. A wife is someone who won’t ever ask you to sacrifice yourself if she wouldn’t be willing to do the same for you. She wants not just the best for herself, but for you as well.
#15 She is okay with being a little adventurous in the bedroom. Sex can get, well, boring after a while. The perfect wifey material girl is okay with trying new things in the bedroom to heat it up and is willing to be open, communicative, and adventurous. [Read: 17 of the best naughty ideas to spice up married sex]
#16 She gets along with your mom. If she doesn’t get along with your mom now, she’s eventually going to either make you choose or make your world miserable. Try to find someone who can get along with your mom *and family in general* for a happily-ever-after.
#17 Your family likes her. If your family isn’t into the woman you’re with, there’s probably a reason. Your family is on your side and has no reason to try to dissuade you from loving someone unless they see trouble in your future or an unhappy union to come.
#18 She gets along with other girls. If she can’t get along with any of the other girls in your life, that’s a big sign that she may not be wifey material. You want to be with someone who will treat those in your life with kindness and respect. [Read: When is a girl’s jealousy okay in a relationship?]
#19 She believes that a home isn’t a structure, but a feeling. She wants to forge a home with you. This doesn’t mean simply a beautiful house in the suburbs to show off to her friends, but a true home that is filled with love.
#20 She’s willing to compromise. Someone who’s wifey material will be willing to compromise and not always have things her way. You don’t want to spend a lifetime never getting what you want or having to sacrifice your own needs. [Read: Compromise in relationships: 12 tips to give without losing]
#21 She cares about your dreams. A wife wants the best for you and for you to live out your dreams. She has no problem helping you realize even the most seemingly far-fetched fantasies, provided you’re also willing to do the same for her.
#22 You get a feeling around her that you haven’t ever had before. The belief that you’ll just know when the right person comes along really does have some truth to it. You’ll get a feeling about a special girl that’ll tell you right away that she’s wifey material. [Read: 16 next-level signs she’s ready for a real serious relationship with you]
#23 You can’t stand to see her cry. If you hate to see her cry and want nothing but to make her smile, then she’s probably wifey material.
#24 When you picture your future, you can’t imagine it without her. If you can’t imagine life without her at your side, she’s surely a keeper. [Read: 12 life questions to help you visualize your future]
#25 She cares about furthering your career as much as her own. The woman you marry should be equally concerned with your aspirations as she is with her own. As a team, the two of you can achieve so much more than would be possible on your own. [Read: One year itch: 25 tips to avoid marriage problems early on]
There’s a wifey material inside every girl you date. But you need to remember that not all women you date would be willing to compromise, or even make sacrifices, for you *just as you should for her!*. So if you do see these signs, you know she’s in it for the long haul!
Some women are fun to date, and others are ones with whom you want to spend the rest of your life. If you think she may be wifey material, take note of these 25 character traits to find out for sure.
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