1. She'll motivate you.
Strong women don't put other people down but rather help them achieve their dreams. If you're dating a strong girl, believe that she will be your number one fan, but that she won't hesitate to give you an honest evaluation, too.
2. She's responsible (and you should be, too).
Because who doesn't want a responsible man? Strong women usually want a man who can keep up with them, so if you're a slacker and she's an achiever, it could turn into a disastrous relationship.
3. She doesn't put up with rudeness.
She knows how she should be treated and she stands her ground. She's bold, confident, and fearless. She fights for what she thinks she deserves—and being disrespected is not one of them.
4. There won't be any mind games.
If you want to tell her something, tell it to her straight. If you feel like something feels off in the relationship, sit down and have a proper talk with her. She can handle it.
5. She doesn't want a man who's indecisive.
Many strong women already have stressful jobs that require a lot of decision-making as it is, so if you're not sure what you want in your relationship or what you want to do with your life, spare her the trouble and figure yourself out first.
6. There will be a lot of new experiences.
It could be a hiking trip, a paragliding activity, or trying an exotic dish. Either way, these women are always on the go. Just make sure you can catch up to her.
7. She knows what she wants.
…and she works hard to get it. A strong woman has goals and has a plan on how to accomplish them.
8. She knows how to handle real conversations.
You'd better be prepared to have convos that go way beyond "How was your day?" or "What's your favorite movie?" While these questions can be good icebreakers, sooner or later you have to find topics that actually merit her attention.
9. She doesn't mind being alone.
She is happy and comfortable enough to be alone and doesn't need a man to be around her all the time. She takes her me-time seriously and considers it as a way to recharge after a long, tiring day.
10. She has strong values.
She knows the difference between right and wrong and she stands firm on her decision. She doesn't waver when asked about her values; she fights for them.
11. She won't settle for anything less than the best.
Because she knows she deserves better and anything less than that just won't make the cut.
This story originally appeared on Femalenetwork.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.