Beautiful couples don’t always last. Have you ever wondered what happened to that couple that looked so perfect together? Beauty is more than skin deep. It is very possible that they were not compatible. Compatibility plays a big role in long term relationships. The more compatibility traits you have in common, the better your chances are for a long term relationship.

Here are four questions you should ask yourself to determine how compatible you and your mate are?

Question 1 - How well do you talk to one another?

Conversation is a major factor when it comes to compatibility. The ease of conversing will open doors to communicate about all aspects of your life. You should be able to talk to each other with a level of comfort that enables you both to express your thoughts and emotions without conflict. It is okay to disagree about a subject but how you resolve your disagreements will be the key to successful communication. If you find it hard to communicate with him, you may not be compatible.

Question 2 - What activities do you enjoy in common?

When you interact, you should be able to enjoy a variety of activities together. You may not like all the things he finds exciting but you should enjoy spending time together. If you feel like it’s a chore spending time together then rethink the activities you choose as a couple. Your time spent together should be stimulating and exciting. At the very least, it should be fun. If you find yourself bored with his company, you may not be compatible.

Question 3 - Are your financial goals similar?

If you discover that he’s a saver and you’re a shopper, you may be in for a hard reality check when it comes to deciding on money issues. Financial incompatibility can be an obstacle that is overcome with compromise. Are you willing to compromise your spending habits? Is he? These are questions that need to be discussed and agreed upon before you decide to commit for the long run. If your financial outlook is completely different than his, you will eventually face financial incompatibility.

Question 4 - How do you respond to him sensually?

Sensual response makes the difference between “just friends” and “lovers”. Do you experience passion together? The difference between passion and lust is the difference between dating and marriage. Two people that only experience lust will most likely go no further than sex. Two people that experience passion will feel it on a number of different subjects. It is possible to feel passionately about children or education while having no chemistry that makes you sexually passionate.

So these are the four basic questions which will tell you the compatibility traits you both have in common, the better your chances are for a good relationship.

Author's Bio: 

Great communication, exciting activities and financial harmony are all traits that will make a relationship closer, but if you don’t feel passion together, you may never be more than just friends. Learn how compatible you are in the beginning stages of your relationship. Visit about relationship to get more tips on compatibility and how to keep your significant other.