He respects the ladies in his life.
So being the best son ever doesn’t always equal being the best boyfriend ever, but seeing how he treats any woman in his life—whether it’s his mom, his sister, or his ex-girlfriend—can be a big sign of how he’ll treat you. When it comes to his mom, Justin has always been thankful for the sacrifices she made for him as a single parent. He even dedicated a song to her for Mother’s Day. Most adorable thing ever? We think so! Check out how your potential new beau bonds with the ladies in his life—if they get along like peas in a pod, you can bet he’ll treat you with the same respect.
He keeps in touch with his emotions.
This teen pop star definitely isn’t one of the edgier artists out in the music industry today, but the Biebster has always had a softer side – and we aren’t just talking about his sweet crooning to the ladies. We already mentioned how Justin treats his girlfriend Selena like an absolute princess with romantic gestures (and how your boyfriend ought to treat you the same way), but this sensitivity has a lot to do with him keeping in touch with his emotions, which we’ve seen in some of his concerts and heard in his lyrics like, “If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go.” He’s believable in his emotions, and as any girl will tell you, it’s never a bad thing for a guy to be in touch with his softer side. If you feel like your guy doesn’t dig deep, try asking him about it when the time is right—you may find that he was afraid of scaring you away with his real feelings (hey, it really does happen!).
He supports you.
If you watch awards shows and red carpet events closely, you’ll notice that Justin and Selena are always at each other’s side, supporting one another. Justin gives her space but makes it a point to support her and her career as an actress, singer, and all-around superstar. As a girlfriend, you shouldn’t be his arm candy, trophy wife, or whatever. You’re a strong, sassy collegiette after all, right? And that’s something he should be happy with.
He lives by his motto, “Never say never.”
Ok, so we couldn’t resist getting that reference in here. But in all seriousness, Justin Bieber couldn’t have gotten to where he is today without dreaming big, right? In the past few years, he’s gone from a teen YouTube sensation to becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest young stars with 15 million albums sold worldwide, a league of Beliebers following him, and even a feature film. The Biebster has proven that he’s a hard-worker and we’re willing to bet he’d work just as hard for you, too. If your guy works hard to maintain your relationship and thinks about a future with you, he’s willing to go the distance. Meet him halfway!
The biggest takeaway for you collegiettes: Justin Bieber doesn’t give up on anything: whether it was growing up struggling to make ends meet while living with his single mom in Canada, his relationship with Selena, or his dreams. “I don’t know if I’m even the best boyfriend,” he said in an interview. “But I can give a few suggestions. I think being honest and patient, because girls can be tough sometimes, so you just got to be patient. That’s two. Forgive, and have fun, because it’s about having fun. Last one? Be faithful.” You and your boyfriend don’t have to follow in the same footsteps of this power couple to be happy, but Justin’s got the right idea: every collegiette deserves to be treated right (and by “right” we mean like a princess – what else?)! If there’s friction between you and your guy, apply a dose of Bieber logic as needed – it could be just the thing to put you back on track.