While dating, it's important to keep your eyes wide open. Unfortunately, far too many people dismiss the personality or behavioral problems of their partners. They often feel that the love they feel in the relationship will overcome such behaviors. Dr. Warren says, "if there are qualities about your partner's personality or behavior that you question -- like jealousy, temper, irresponsibility, dishonesty, or stubbornness -- ask yourself if you're willing to spend the rest of your life dealing with these problems." Dismissing such behavior can cause long term pain if you choose to move the dating relationship into a serious relationship or marriage.