Ladies, there are certain things you want to know about the new guy you’re dating. But asking serious questions early on could make him think you’re moving too fast. But you don’t want to waste your time if you don’t think your values line up. So, here are a few tell-take signs that you’re on the same page, relationship-wise. No awkward questions needed.

  • How serious is he about you? Stop analyzing his text messages! Instead, ask him to change one little annoying habit. Like, “I’d really appreciate it if you’d stop smoking around me.” If he stops the bad behavior, then he seriously wants to make you happy.

  • Do you wonder if he wants kids? Don’t ask him - instead ask what his childhood was like. Experts say how a man talks about his childhood is a sneak peek into his stance on kids. If he gushes that he can’t wait to teach his kid to snorkel just like his parents taught him – he’s family oriented.

  • What about money? It’s one of the most important relationship aspects and the number one thing couples argue about. But asking about his financial habits early on can make you seem materialistic – when what you really want to gauge are his values. So, if you want to know if he saves and plan for the future, simply ask if he has any budget tricks. If he responds, “Uh, what budget?” he’s not serious about money – and it could lead to major financial and romantic friction down the road.