by Claire Murrihy,
While there is no rule that says you have to find someone to spend the rest of your life with, most of us will admit that we’d like to!
Dating is a scary business though and with so many ways to meet people now, it can be tricky to know when you’ve actually found the one you want to settle down with.
The grass might be greener on the other side of Tinder but if you’re lucky enough to find someone you adore who adores you, you need to hold onto them!
Here are 10 tell-tale signs that you’ve found the one:
1. They love you just the way you are
When you’re with this person you don’t have to pretend to be someone you’re not.
Whether you’re having a crap day, aren’t in the mood to talk or don’t feel like doing anything but slobbing out on the couch, they love you for exactly who you are.
2. The things you’re shy about are what they love most
You might be really self-conscious of your nose, your height or your hair. Maybe you have a really unusual laugh or always gesture while you’re talking.
The things you hate or think people find annoying about you are the things they love the most.
3. They don’t judge your eating habits
The One never judges you for eating what you want – the more relaxed you are, the better!
4. They’re patient even when you’re being dramatic
You can be a bit of a drama queen – and even though you know you’re a bit OTT sometimes, your perfect partner will humor you and make sure you’re not genuinely upset before telling you to knock it off!
5. They respect your family
You love your family to bits but they definitely wreck your head from time to time. The love of your life will listen to you moan on about them but never actually slag them off with you.
Even if there’s a lot to complain about, better to err on the side of caution!
6. They accept your dodgy taste in TV
The One knows how much you love reality TV and doesn’t make you feel bad about it! Made in Chelsea, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor and Celebrity Big Brother are your shows and if he’s a keeper, he understands this.
7. They listen to you when you’re upset
Being able to talk to your significant other is essential for a successful relationship. If you need to talk, they will be there for you whenever you need them. Your happiness is incredibly important to them and they’ll do everything in their power to make you happy.
8. You’re always happiest when you’re with them
You know you’ve found the One when you realize that you’re at your happiest when they are around. You could be doing something as mundane as sitting around reading books or lying out in the back garden, and it suddenly dawns on you that you feel utterly content.
9. A night out with just the two of you is great fun
You’ve met other people for one-on-one drinks before and had a perfectly pleasant time. But you never imagined that you could have so much fun with someone on a night out until you met the One!
10. You can see yourself building a future with them
Whether you get married or not, you know you want to spend the rest of your life with this person
The ultimate sign that you’ve found the one you’ve been looking for is when you can imagine spending the rest of your life with them. If that’s happening right now, you’ve fallen for them – hook, line and sinker!
I’d probably change #6 to “The accept your dodgy taste in metaphysical and spiritual videos on YouTube” 🙂