What beliefs does he/she ascribe to? Does her /his belief influence his decisions, how he behaves, how he manages himself, etc?
Our religions are part of us. They shape our behaviors to a large extent. If you are really interested in someone now and later, it is worth considering his/her religion. Moreover, if you are dating someone who appears as he/she is not into any religion, it is wise to know of his future plans regarding the same so as to avoid conflicts later on. Some radical religious changes in people fuel marital problems in so many homes thus being a factor in breakups.
We all say and insist that love is blind. But honestly, can a PHD holder reason the same way as a person who never stepped into class one? I don’t think so. Education level for a potential mate can really determine the direction of a relationship. Being intellectually compatible can be such a nice thing in relationships as it is possible to reason to a great degree in the same manner, or the difference of thoughts will not differ much.
SIX: FAMILY BACKGROUND
This is not easy to know with the current social settings where many young people are meeting in major towns and fall in love. But wherever possible it is a good thing to enquire on some family background in all possible aspects e.g. biological, social, spiritual etc. Some traits are hereditary and will to some extent determine someone’s behavioral patterns. All the same, environment can shape someone so family background may be overtaken by the events that occur in someone’s life e.g. someone may decide to get saved, to become Muslim etc, against what his family believes in.
With the above key elements, they all can be condensed to a personal level and they can be used to guide on compatibility with someone now and later. It is worth noting that the social dynamics are real forces to reckon with that determine someone’s behaviors. At times a person can be quiet unpredictable. The person you know now may later turn into a stranger to you, or worse, some people are known to pretend while they are single and searching only to later resume to the normal self after they settle, thus presenting a total stranger to their partners.
If people paid attention to at least the above elements, some breakups would be prevented.