Figuring out what you're looking for in a partner — and in a relationship — comes easier to some people than to others. Many of us will have an idea of our core values and beliefs as a person — things that are fundamentally a part of you — and those are definitely important to keep in mind when looking for a partner. "Core values are fundamental beliefs that help to guide and dictate a person's behavior as well as inspire someone to commit to a particular action that is in line with certain life goals and fulfillment," Katie Krimer, MA, LMSW, & Therapist, tells Bustle. "Core values as they pertain to a romantic relationship refer to those same fundamental beliefs that might make one feel safe, comfortable, inspired, passionate, and connected to their partner and within the relationship."
But even though your core values might be obvious, they're not the only things that you need to consider about potential partners. There's also personality, hobbies, quirks, likes, dislikes — and so much more. But the more you learn about yourself, the more you'll be able to know what you're actually looking for in a relationship — and in a partner. Taking some online quizzes can give you a bit of good guidance. Some of them are serious, some are more silly, but they can still give you a general idea of your expectations of a partner and of a relationship — and what you should keep an eye out for.
Here are seven online quizzes that can help you figure out what you actually want in a relationship — because that's the first step toward getting it.