Finding a dating partner that is compatible can seem hopeless at times. One characteristic that you should seek in a date is compassion. Compassionate people show care. They are kind and respectful of you opinions and feelings. Compassionate people realize that you have had pain and suffering in your life and still accept you for what you are. If your current dating partner does not show compassion, talk to him or her. They may not be aware that they are providing the caring that you need.