Tired of getting your heart broken?
Look, I’m not going to lie to you, there’s really no way to be 100% sure you won’t get your heart broken.
Relationships don’t always work out and hearts get broken, even when the breakup is mutual and friendly.
That being said, if you’re tired of dating the wrong guy and getting your heart broken, there are certain traits that will reveal what kind of guy he is.
So before you go falling head-over-heels in love with the wrong guy, get to know him a little bit better.
Look for these 11 traits that show he’s a good and honest guy, a guy who’ll never break your heart (at least not on purpose).
Let’s get started:
1) He’s honest
The great thing about honest guys is that there are no nasty surprises.
An honest guy will be upfront with you about everything, from his marital status to what he’s looking for in a relationship and how he feels about you.
You won’t wake up one day and find out that he has a wife and family in another city.
Nor will you be tricked or used in some way.
In other words, there’s a very low chance of getting your heart broken by an honest guy because he’s got nothing to hide.
2) He’s not afraid to be vulnerable
From a young age, boys are taught to conform to certain masculine ideals, such as being strong, self-reliant, and in control of their emotions.
In fact, expressing vulnerability is often viewed as a sign of weakness, and this societal expectation is what makes many men hesitant to show their true feelings.
They’re scared of being judged by their peers as not being “man enough”.
What they don’t understand is that it takes a man who’s confident in his masculinity to be vulnerable.
The best part of dating a vulnerable guy is that he’s in touch with his feelings.
Trust me, he doesn’t want to break your heart any more than he wants you to break his.
3) He’s into open communication
Whether he’s happy or unhappy in your relationship, he’s sure to let you know.
He’s an open and honest guy who believes that it’s important for two people dating to be able to discuss everything – from their feelings and expectations to their fears and desires.
When you’re going out with a guy like that, you always know where you stand.
If he feels that something is lacking in the relationship, he’ll let you know. If he wants you to work on something, you can be sure he’ll tell you.
And finally, if he doesn’t believe that you’re compatible or that your relationship has a future, he’ll talk to you about it instead of just springing it on you out of the blue and breaking your heart.
4) He’s an empath
An empath is someone who is so in tune with the feelings of other people (and animals) that they can feel their joy and sorrow so intensely, as if they were experiencing it themselves.
People like that are usually kind and spend their lives trying to protect other people’s feelings.
So, if you’re thinking of dating an empath, I fully support you!
You can be sure that he’ll be gentle, put you first, and would never do anything to hurt you.
5) He has integrity
He’s not a player, that’s for sure.
He has principles and a code of conduct.
He values honesty, communication, and respect.
When it comes to relationships, he’s looking to build a partnership based on trust and understanding.
And the best part?
His actions align with his principles, and that means he’s true to his word and will work hard to treat you with the respect and consideration that you deserve.
6) He’s trustworthy
Now, I’m not saying that this is the case with you, but some women have a pattern of dating guys who are bad for them, guys who cannot be trusted.
It’s no wonder they keep getting their hearts broken.
If you’re tired of getting your heart broken, you need to find a good, trustworthy guy, not some loser who’s up to no good.
You just can’t build a strong and healthy relationship without trust.
7) He’s consistent
So, what’s consistency got to do with it?
Well, he may not be spontaneous and romantic, but at least you know what to expect from a guy who’s consistent.
His reliability and steadfastness create a stable and predictable foundation for the relationship (no unpleasant surprises there).
There’s no way that he’ll flake out on your something. You can be sure that he’ll take care of your needs, communicate openly, and remain committed to you.
8) He’s accountable for his actions
A lot of guys think they’re “it” and can act however they want and answer to no one. These guys use women and feed them lies.
What happens when they get bored? They break their hearts.
That’s why it’s important to find a guy who’s actually accountable for his actions.
He takes responsibility for the impact his choices have on others, learns from mistakes, and actively works to rectify any harm caused.
What’s more, his commitment to self-reflection and personal growth ensures a relationship built on understanding, forgiveness, and a shared journey toward mutual happiness.
Sounds pretty good, right?
9) He’s not afraid to say sorry
As I mentioned above, this guy is accountable.
And that means he’s not afraid to step up and say one of the hardest words, “Sorry” and actually mean it.
He has a genuine desire to make amends and create a positive relationship where understanding and forgiveness prevail.
He doesn’t want to break your heart, that’s for sure.
10) He’s authentic and self-aware
This is a guy who knows who he is and what he wants.
He doesn’t like to pretend he’s someone else to impress people. He doesn’t play games — what you see is what you get.
The great thing about him is that he’s in touch with his emotions, communicates transparently, and embraces vulnerability.
He’s looking for a relationship built on honesty and mutual understanding, where both partners can be true to themselves and feel secure in the authenticity of their bond.
11) He has emotional intelligence
I can’t stress this point enough – emotional intelligence often means the difference between a relationship making it and hearts being broken.
Let me explain:
A guy with emotional intelligence would never break your heart because he has the empathy and insight to understand and navigate the complexities of emotions, his own as well as yours.
It’s this emotional awareness that enables him to communicate effectively, anticipate your needs, and handle conflicts with sensitivity, making sure that the connection you share remains strong.