We've all heard of relationship red flags
- those subtle (or not-so-subtle) signs that the person you're with might not be the best partner. For instance, if someone is extremely rude to waiters and other people who are 'beneath' them, it's usually a good indicator that this person might be stuck-up and will be similarly abusive to you if/when they feel that you're beneath them too. Another great one is how someone handles their temper - people prone to raging outbursts and throwing stuff around are VERY likely to throw you around someday too.
While it's certainly important to recognize these negative tendencies as a sign that it's time to start distancing yourself from your partner, it's equally important to recognize the positive signs that this relationship might be ready to go to the next level. These 'green' flags can be incredibly helpful, but sadly aren't nearly as widely publicized as the red ones.