Dating an independent woman is going to be the best experience of your life, if you know exactly what she needs from you. She needs her space, time and freedom. Not because she doesn’t love you but because she learned to love herself first. She learned how to handle things on her own and she never depends on anyone to do them for her.

Independent women are the most amazing partners there are and there are so many reasons why the relationship of your life would be the right one you have with a fiercely independent woman that we can write a novel about. But for starters, here are the best ten of them.

1. She wants you to have your own life the same as she wants hers

She will always be there to encourage you to strive for excellence and new adventures. She will never ask you to give up on your dreams or plans for her, because she knows how important they are to you.

She needs time for herself, she needs time with her friends and family and she will try to give you that time as well. Having someone who will always have your back, who will always push you forward, is what life is really about. And she will be that someone for you.

2. She’s with you because she wants to be, not because she needs you

You don’t have to wonder if she’s with you because she needs you, because she’s afraid of being alone or because she needs your financial help. She is with you because she wants to be with you.

She was perfectly fine on her own but something about you made her lower her walls and let you in. If that’s not the definition of trust and love, I don’t know what is.

3. She never plays mind games

Another great thing about her is that she respects honesty and loyalty as much as she respects her own time. She will always be honest with you, because she is not the kind of woman who plays games to get something or somewhere.

She does it with her own hard work, her own efforts and skills and her own love. Games are not her thing.

4. She has the most amazing aura of happiness and confidence

Having someone in your life who emits that much confidence and happiness is like having a sun of your own. She will always shine brightly for the two of you.

And when days come that she loses her light, being able to help her regain it is the greatest honor anyone ever can give you. To be her light when she needs you to be, to be her shield when she loses her own.

5. She makes your life adventurous and extraordinary

Loving a fiercely independent woman is like living on a roller coaster of crazy emotions and adventures. She is not afraid of her own passion, love and power and she sure as hell isn’t afraid to share them with you.

She lives her life to the fullest and soon you will too. She just has that kind of power, an energy that drives you crazy and makes you crave her every day, more and more.

And she may not be the kind of woman who will make your life easy but she’s the kind of woman who will make it extraordinary.

6. She knows how to handle your friends and family

There’s no need for you to babysit her when you go out with friends or to be worried about her being accepted by your parents. She will deal with it with such grace and style that you’ll fall in love with her all over again.

She knows how to take a joke, she knows how to make one and she knows how to charm everyone in the room. It’s just who she is. Life taught her that nothing just falls right into your hands, you have to work for it. And so she has and she always will.

She will work damn hard to make you happy, thus meaning she will make your people fall head over heels for her too.

7. She’s never needy, because she respects your space

We have all had someone in our life who was needy and clingy and we know that those kinds of relationships tend to drain you of your energy. But have no worries, as a relationship with her will be anything but that.

You can only be tired of all the adventures and challenges you will take down together but never of her neediness and clinginess. She respects your space and time,the same as she wants you to respect hers.

8. When she commits, she does it wholeheartedly

You will never have to wonder if there’s some other man in her life, because that’s just not who she is. She respects herself and her time way too much to spend it on the wrong people. And trust me, if she decided to spend time with you, there’s something oh-so-special about you for her to do it.

Even the fact that she decided to let you in is a sign that she already committed to you wholeheartedly. She’s simply not the kind of person who will settle for something half-assed, so she refuses to make anyone do the same.

9. She’s not afraid of going after what she wants

And she wants you. She wants you two to be happy, to make it and have the most amazing life. And she will work damn hard for it. Making love to her will be like nothing you ever experienced before and the same goes for every aspect of your life.

Loving an independent woman is a true blessing, only if you give her respect and a reason to fight for you. Because, you see, she can do whatever she sets her mind to. And if it means leaving you, because of disrespect or lack of commitment, she will do it.

No matter how much she loves you, she loves herself more.

10. You never have to guess how she’s feeling

Honesty, loyalty and respect. For her, that’s what love is made of and that’s what her life is made of. She will never hide the truth from you and she will never make you guess her thoughts.

She will never let you go to bed wondering if she loves you—just make sure she knows that you love her too.