Meeting “the one” doesn’t always look like a romantic comedy. Your meet likely didn’t happen as you were almost hit by a car, and your soon-to-be lover pushed you out of the way. You probably have never chased after your partner in the pouring rain to stop them from leaving you. And most likely, no one has ever stood outside your window with a boom box, singing at the top of his or her lungs. Probably because no one even has a boom box anymore.
Love doesn’t mirror the movies. Love is unique and personal. And it’s more than okay to have your own love story. Maybe it didn’t take you a big life event to realize you were with “the one.” Maybe you knew from the beginning because you’ve never been treated with such kindness and respect. Maybe it was those morning “I love you” texts that made you realize you had something special. Or maybe it was those butterflies that flew into your heart and never went away.
Knowing that you’re with a great person is one thing. But knowing you’ve met “the one,” the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, is on another level. Here are the signs you’ve hit that level.
1. You can be your real self with him/her
With your love, you can show all the sides of you. The good, the bad and the “I’m hungover and haven’t showered in 3 days” ugly. It’s easy to be you with your person. You don’t feel like you have to hide your silly side, or quiet your personality down because your partner loves those special qualities about you. Nobody is perfect. You know you’ve met “the one” when he or she knows this and loves you for your imperfections.