See the questions above? They can save you a lot of time and heartache if you know how to use them. These are, in my opinion, the most important things to know about someone that you're in a relationship with, and I'll explain why:
1. Didn't you see the episode of Friends where Monica gets stung by a jellyfish? Who pees on her? And who does she end up marrying!? You need to know that the person you love is going to be able to step up to the plate in an emergency/awkward situation. Would this person step out of their comfort zone for you? Knowledge is power, friends!
2. Babies. Ah yes, nature's miracle and a sense of smell's worst nightmare. This is a big one. Making the babies is the easy part, but what to do with them afterwards is where the trouble can kick in. How to raise them; who does what; and if you'd be able to come to an agreement; these are the things you need to know for the long run. If you get to this point and you have different opinions, you're toast!
3. Money. You can do so many things with it, but some of them aren't so great. What a person will do with money is a great way to understand how their mind works and where their priorities lie.
4. Travel the world or stay at home? People who differ on this may find that it's hard to keep a relationship going when your other half is nowhere near you. It's good to know if this situation could arise in your future.
5. The shower debate. Dry off in the shower and step out dry, or step out wet and drip little droplets of water on the floor. This is a very small, non important thing, of course, but how you deal with eachother's annoying habits is a matter of concern. Are you going to flip out over every little thing? Will they?
6. When someone can't sleep because the other person snores like a lumberjack, things can get a little bizarre. Sleep is important, and when you don't get enough you can go a little crazy. I once grabbed Boyfriend's face and plugged his nose (in my semi sleep state). He told me about it the next morning, I had no recollection. I think if you manage to not kill someone who's ruining your sleep, you're obviously in love.
7. This one could start a fight, but that's half the point. If you can't be honest enough with eachother to talk not just about your lovey dovey feelings, but what makes you want to shake them into oblivion, it's not going to work. Full disclosure is the best policy.
8. Ti'll death do ye part, or until the milk runs out. Difference in opinion here is a make or break.
9. Age does not a grown up make. What are this person's goals for the future, and do they have any special aspirations for themself? If you're a pet loving vegan and this person wants to grow up to own a slaughterhouse (just an extreme example), maybe your paths should part. You need to know that your dreams can work together.
10. Absolutely no budge, what they won't change or give up. If it's something you really have a problem with, you may be at a stalemate.
Of course, you need to ask yourself all of these questions as well. Love is a fickle mistress and it's A LOT of hard work to maintain. I think if you're good with these ten things, you could be well on your way to a very shiny future together.
Hugs and poops,