True love can often be elusive. One day, you’re certain that you’ve found it, and then something inevitably happens to prove you wrong. Many relationships aren’t meant to last for longer than a few years, or even a few months. So, how can you tell if you’ve found the ‘real thing’? Our four-point checklist is designed to help you answer that very question.
Butterflies in the Stomach
Everybody tends to feel that strange combination of nervousness and excitement at the beginning of a relationship. But the real test of your feelings for one another is whether you still get those feelings once the honeymoon period has ended. First chance you get, grab your partner and stare deep into their eyes. Do you still feel that tingle of excitement? If you do, it shows that your feelings for your partner are as strong as ever.
You Smile When You Think of Them
This is a very simple way to gauge the current strength of any relationship. When you think of your partner, do you feel all ‘warm and fuzzy’ inside? Does a smile involuntarily creep across your face? If you answered ‘yes’ to both these questions, you might well have found your one true love.
You Trust Them Implicitly
The most important part of any relationship is trust. If you can’t trust your partner, then that’s no basis for a happy and mutually supportive romantic partnership. A lack of trust is insidious and can destroy what might appear to be even the strongest of relationships. You don’t have to cheat on your partner in order to lose their trust. Failing to take your partner’s feelings into consideration is a particularly common way, but there are countless others. Going online and finding romantic examples to text your ex back with is another sign that you probably haven’t yet met ‘the one’. Especially if you’ve already promised your current partner that you’d break all contact with them. But if you know that you could be in a room full of attractive people and trust yourself not to stray, you might just have found yourself a ‘keeper’.
They Bring Out the Best in You
We’ve all known couples who seem to bring out the worst in each other. Separately, they’re funny and easy-going people, but when they’re together, all they seem to do is argue. If you’ve found true love, then the opposite is true. When you’re in love, you can’t help but see the best in your partner, and you want them to see only the best in you. So, you strive to become a better person. You take more pride in your appearance; you concentrate a little harder at work, and you focus on being kinder to friends and family.
So, what did you score? If you ended up with a score of two or more, it sounds as if you’re lucky enough to have found your soul-mate. If you’ve scored less than two, we hate to be the ones to break it to you, but we’re afraid that your quest to find true love isn’t over quite yet…