What Makes Someone RIGHT or WRONG For You?

right or wrongThere’s nothing more disheartening than thinking you’ve met “the one” … your Mr. Right or Mrs. Right and they end up being all wrong.  So were they always all wrong or did you ruin them … perhaps you were looking at them through rose colored glasses.  This is something I kept wondering about until I read this great article called Looking for Mr. Right when all you see in Mr. Wrong.  Talk about an aha moment!!  It’s like they wrote it for me and my current challenges.  We’re all looking for that special someone, perhaps some of you have found them … perhaps you THOUGHT you found them and you really didn’t.  So, then, how do you know?

Calling Mr. Right or Mrs. Right!!  Hellooo anyone home?

What makes them so right or so wrong? Well … here’s some things that stood out for me from the article …

  • RIGHT: comes complete, no assembly required and just fits, don’t need to mold or maneuver to fit them into the box
    WRONG: they are a “work in progress” and you’re always trying to mold them into the person you want
  • RIGHT: they are on the same page as you
    WRONG: “can’t even read the book”
  • RIGHT: knows who they are and what they want in the relationship
    WRONG: does not know what they want and self sabotages
  • RIGHT: consistent
    WRONG: inconsistent, changing feelings “as often as their underpants”
  • RIGHT: puts their romantic partner first making them important part of their life
    WRONG: puts themselves first and is always busy, too busy for you
  • RIGHT: works on the relationship, attempts to make things work
    WRONG: comes with lots of baggage, creates excuses because of past relationships
  • RIGHT: won’t let exes interfere with current relationship
    WRONG: still hung up on ex and will let them interfere
  • RIGHT: **single**
    WRONG: NOT single … even if they’re “going to break up”, they’re still not single
  • RIGHT: treats partner with respect, spends quality time with them, makes plans to do activities together
    WRONG: just wants to “hang out”, usually last minute, typically not in public, wants sex or booty call
  • RIGHT: looking for a relationship
    WRONG: looking for no strings sex
  • RIGHT: shows they care with words AND actions
    WRONG: sends mixed signals … all talk and no action
  • RIGHT: dependable
    WRONG: flake

Sound familiar … I have to say YES!! This is definitely the cause of my recent heartache … MR. WRONG!!!  Although I knew all this stuff, it makes it more real when you see it spelled out like that huh? Now perhaps not all of the above applies but if most of it does then you have to ask yourself if you’re wasting your time.  I sure was!

Best advice from the article?

frog prince

Always attracting Mr. or Mrs. Wrong?  I know how you feel …

Bad boys aint no good … Good boys aint no fun … Lord knows that I should … Run off with the right one … Me and Mr Wrong get along so good … Even though he breaks my heart so bad … We got a special thing going on.” (Mary J. Blige Mr. Wrong)


Do you always end up with Mr. or Mrs. Wrong? Have you found your Mr. or Mrs. Right? Are you Mr. or Mrs. Wrong? Would love to hear from you in the comments!!

Your Sister in Dating Bliss,

Single Dating Diva

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  1. Great blog Suzie (and loving the Mary J quote btw). The fact is I always knew who my Ms.Right was but I was Mr. Wrong for many years. It took some growing up, but I do believe in some cases…all it takes for a Mr. Wrong to change is having some perspective and maturity.


  2. What a great post! How many women (and men) should print that list out and put it on their refrigerators?!!! Right? The problem is we are brought up to accept and allow differences in our friends and even family members… but when looking for the mate we will live and partner with, it requires an entirely different set of skills, and a completely different approach! We *can’t* be “accepting” and “tolerant” when it comes to intimacy. We are allowing this person into our innermost thoughts, feelings and body parts! WEEEE are the only ones who can raise the bar for ourselves… so let’s get to it shall we? Hold yourself to a higher standard when it comes to those you will date. And on another note, I agree with Jimmy – some guys may be right, but it has to be the right time and space in their lives as well. If I’d met my man ten or so years ago, it never would have worked. Of that I am convinced.


    • Thanks Lisa Jey! You’re right … we do need to raise the bar and not tolerate less than we truly deserve and want at the this particular time in our lives and yes that could definitely change over time.


  3. I think everyone needs to just take a step back and stop looking. Spend time making yourself AWESOME and in NO NEED of a significant other. And I mean this REALLY… like get to where you believe it yourself! Then it becomes the truth: You aren’t NEEDY of someone in your life… if they add to your life significantly, and allow you to do the same, then ROCK ON BABY.


  4. This is an excellent post and something I’ve never thought to actually sit and do to help me flesh out how I’m feeling about a relationship. I would dare even add the most obvious that we, somehow, always seem to ignore:

    RIGHT: Calls you their boyfriend/girlfriend/significant other/partner
    WRONG: Uses semantics “not technically dating” or veiled descriptions like “friend” to describe you

    Wonderful post, my dear!


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