2 things worth seeking out in a long-term partner (and friends too).
Engagement – are you more interested in your phone or connecting with this person?
Energy – after connecting with this person, do you feel more (or less) energized?
If relationships are made of interactions, this allows an upward cycle of positive contribution. An engine of renewal when 2 people come together.
Of course, attraction, self-awareness, growth, communication, kindness and integrity matter too.
But if we look carefully, what are all these traits in service of?
And for the big secret, who do you need to be, to be worthy of such a partner?