The concept of “The One” is constantly talked about in rom-coms, blog posts, romance novels, and so much more. However, how do you really know if you’ve found that special person?
Really, just about anyone can develop into “The One.” If you’ve been with someone for a long time, he or she may become someone that you really love and appreciate over time, and evolve naturally into a permanent relationship.
But before that, even broaching that topic can be incredibly nerve-wracking. After all, if the other person doesn’t feel the same or isn’t quite at your level emotionally, then it may make things awkward for a while. How do you know it’s time to talk about making things official? These are the top five indicators that you have an incredibly deep bond that’s worthy of nurturing.
You Don’t Feel Like You Need to Always Be Talking
The ability to sit in silence with someone is a product of comfort. For many people, silence becomes awkward quickly, and there’s an attempt to fill the silence when the conversation dies down. However, with a very close significant other, you should be able to sit in silence together in the same room with no awkwardness. When you’re fine with those lapses in conversation, it could be a sign of great things to come.
Both of You Can Apologize Without Feeling Bitter
Communication is the most important part of any relationship, romantic or otherwise. If you’re planning to settle down with this person for the rest of your life, you’re going to have arguments and disagreements. It’s extremely important that you’re able to work those arguments out when they happen. Being able to give a genuine apology and not holding things against your partner are important indicators of a healthy relationship.
You Always Care Deeply
That doesn’t have to mean you always get butterflies in your stomach when you see him or her, or even that you never become frustrated. What it means is that, even if you’re in the middle of a fight, you still want to be together, and you still care deeply about each other. That unconditional caring is an extremely important part of maintaining a strong relationship, because it means you’re less likely to end up breaking things off or having lingering hurt feelings over petty arguments and disagreements.
He or She Has Seen You at Your Worst
Everyone has a best and a worst. When you go on those first dates, you’re presenting your best. You dress nicely and groom carefully. You practice the best of table manners. And you’re careful not to be too aggressive or too shy.
Of course, you’re not always like that! Everyone has bad days, sometimes very bad days. Things aren’t always going to be smooth sailing when you’re with someone. It’s important that you’re both able to recognize when the other is just having a really bad day without taking it personally.
You Know Who Your Partner Really Is
On one hand, this is a very important metaphorical question. You need to be able to know that everything you love about your partner isn’t just a fabricated facade; what you see is really what you get. And if that’s not the case, no one can keep up an act forever. So, if you’ve fallen in love with a false persona, you’re going to be disappointed when it breaks. In a literal sense, this means you should be using PeopleFinders.
Even if you’ve been dating someone for a very long time, he or she may be hiding things from you. However, with a background check, you can find everything there is to know (at least when it comes to their public records). If you find some incriminating items that you didn’t know about, it’s possible that you’re not as close as you thought you were.
Not all marriages last forever, but it’s a dream shared by all. Before you talk about marriage, or even about explicitly thinking long-term, you want to make sure you’re really with the person you believe is “The One.” There are a number of ways to tell if you’re emotionally right for each other. But PeopleFinders can help with the heavy lifting when it comes to making sure you’re with someone with whom you’ll be safe through the years.
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