I mean, not literally: The way your significant other fastens a seatbelt is negligible in the grand scheme. How good are they at making decisions on the fly (yeah, yeah, pun intended)?But airline travel, even if it's just an hourlong plane ride, always reveals things about people. How good are they at taking your needs into consideration?
But it's important to be able to just sit together and enjoy a meal, the sounds of Schubert tinkling from a record player in the corner, a half moon slowly creeping higher in the sky.Though some are on the exciting side — I'm a firm believer in jetting off to Paris as often as possible, and I'm a serious advocate of bringing your lover along — some are quiet. If you can give and take direction, delegate tasks and have tasks assigned to you, and generally work side by side with your partner in the kitchen, that's a good sign.Controlling people do not do well making a relaxed branzino on a Tuesday night.You learn a lot about someone by seeing where they come from. If it's a family thing, you'll get to see how your partner interacts with your weird family, or they'll see how you navigate their creepy uncles.All of this is optional, of course, but going to a wedding or some other big event together in the first year is a vote of confidence in the relationship.