So why do women end up with these losers, and, even more tragically, decide to keep them around?

The reasons are too many to list, but what I will say is this; women walk away from the keepers all the time.

but he has a few qualities that make you want to thank the Lord for sending him your way.

He’s always respectful

I really hate it when people are respectful sometimes. What’s up with that? Listen; if you want to be in my life, I’ll need the whole respect thing to always be in effect… always! Don’t settle for a man who is usually respectful.

That is like being with someone who is usually faithful.

It just won’t work. If you find a many who always respects you—based on how he behaves, how he treats you, and what he says to you—that is a definite sign that he may be a keeper.

He shows no signs of being possessive or potentially violent

Women often see signs early on that the man in their life means trouble, but for a number of reasons they ignore it. Don’t ignore the signs, ladies.

When your gut is telling you that trouble may be down the road, trouble is usually down the road—and A LOT of it.

Being possessive isn’t a sign of love. It’s typically a sign of trouble. If you land a guy who doesn’t show a hint of possessiveness and has never done a single thing to make you think he has a temper or may become violent, he might be one worth keeping.

He’s supportive and encouraging

Anyone that doesn’t support you and is quick to offer up a dose of discouraging words needs to go. You can do bad by yourself.

One of the cornerstones of a lasting relationship is knowing that your partner is supportive and will always stand right by your side, even when things get really tough (actually, especially when things get really rough).

Anything less is not worth your time.

H/T:  Black And Married With Kids