How to Know if the Person you’re Dating is “The One”
Dating in the 21st century is easier than it has ever been. With the internet and dating apps, there are so many people to meet and make valuable connections with. There are so many options, that it can be overwhelming when you meet someone who stands out from the rest. How do you know if this person is the one? Are they really your true love or just another boyfriend or girlfriend? Here are some signs that your current partner is meant to be.
1. You Can’t Imagine a World Without them
A significant other should not be your whole world, but they should be a big part of your life. To know if your partner is “the one”, ask yourself what a world without them would look like. Would it feel like a part of you is missing? If so, you might have found your other half.
2. You enjoy Spending time with them (and look forward to seeing them when you’re apart)
The biggest part of a relationship is spending time with the other person, which is why enjoying one another’s company is so important. If being with your partner makes five hours feel like five minutes and you can’t wait to see them at the end of the day, it’s a good indication that they’re a good match for you.
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3. The Two of you have similar Future goals
Whether you both aspire to be parents, you want to live in the same city, or you both aspire to be world travellers, being on the same page about the future is a good sign the relationship is meant to last. Discuss a future with your partner and figure out if you both want the same things in life. If both of your futures match, it’s a pretty big indicator that your partner is there for the long haul.
4. Being with them Feels Easy
Is it easy to be yourself with your partner? Does conversation feel effortless? Is spending time with them refreshing? If the answer to these questions is yes, you and your partner have a good thing going. A successful relationship doesn’t require anyone to pretend to be someone they’re not and it should be easy to be yourself with your partner.
5. You like who you are when you’re with them
A partner should bring out the best parts of the other person. If being around your partner helps bring out positive qualities, they might be “the one”. You should also feel comfortable being yourself around them. If a partner brings out negative qualities in you or makes your feel bad about yourself, you might want to rethink the relationship.
6. Vulnerability feels safe
Vulnerability is something that can be scary. Revealing emotional parts of yourself can be difficult, but your partner should make it a little bit easier. You should feel safe disclosing deep parts of yourself to your partner and shouldn’t fear that they will reject you for sharing. Of course, being nervous to be vulnerable can be expected, but your partner should help ease those nerves.
Did you check yes to any (or all!) of these signs that your partner might be “the one”? Are you currently in a successful relationship? If so, how did you know that your partner was “the one”? Let us know in the comments!
Author Bio: Daryn is a freelancer based in Pittsburgh who is passionate about writing and helping others. She is a social worker by trade and wants to make the world a better place. When she isn't writing or helping people, she can be found in the library or at the gym.