1) Do they have Christian faith?
2) Do they respect people who are in authority positions (parents, coaches, teachers)?
3) Do they seem trustworthy?
4) Do they appear confident?
5) Do they demonstrate responsibility?
6) Do they have ambition (dreams and goals)?
If the answer to any of these questions is "no," then I would say that person is not ready to be your boyfriend or girlfriend.
If the answer to any of these question is "I don't know," then I would say that you need to get to know that person better before making the jump into a committed relationship.
If you can't answer "yes" to all of these questions, then entering into a closer, more significant relationship with that person is more likely to leave you with regret when the relationship is over.
So you are looking for someone who has Christian faith, respects people in authority, seems trustworthy, appears confident, demonstrates responsibility, and has ambition.
Is that a high standard for a guy or girl to meet?
Of course it is. But remember: you're worth it.
Take the time to think about these things before you say yes.
It's like the Proverb says, "Wise people think before they act; fools don't - and even brag about their foolishness" (Proverbs 13:16 NLT).
Dating should be fun. It's supposed to be a fun chance to learn how to be around, talk with, and care about another person. And if you take the time to sort these things out before the beginning of a relationship, then you'll save yourself from a lot of headaches and heartaches down the road.
You Be You (Confidence is Attractive)