It’s in our DNA to search for “the one.” It feels like you’ve been looking forever, but you just can’t find Mr. Right. It’s hard when you’re seeing all of your friends showing off their rings, planning their weddings, posting about their honeymoon, their pregnancy, and their perfect little family. You really wonder how on Earth they managed to find their other half because it just feels impossible.
When you finally find a man that you think could really be the one for you, look out for these signs to get your answer!
He can read you
When a man can read your mood with a glance, it’s a very comforting and it can save a lot of time and emotion.
He gets along with your family and friends
If nobody in your life likes your man, that is not a good sign. Of course, not everybody will but it’s important that he forms good relationships and mutual respect with your closest friends and family.
You have mutual trust
If he’s the one for you, then you can trust him without a doubt. You don’t have a single worry about your man stepping on you during a guys night or at work with a coworker. You trust his loyalty and his love for you, just as he does for you.
He communicates with you
You can’t have a successful relationship if one partner isn’t willing to communicate with the other. If your man is always willing to communicate about his feelings, needs, desires, and struggles, then it shows that he’s serious, he trusts you, and he cares. 4 Reasons Why Communication Is Vital For A Healthy Relationship
He’s loyal and faithful
If he is dedicated and committed to you then you know you have a good man and an excellent foundation to your relationship.
He shows you off
When a man takes you out, wraps his arm around you, pulls you close, and kisses you in front of a crowded room, he is damn proud of you. You want a man who wants to show off how lucky he is because he feels like he has the most amazing woman, not someone who wants to hide you away.
You’re comfortable being yourself in front of him
If you can toss on your sweatpants and wipe away your makeup for night in, eat pizza like you would in front of your girlfriends, or cry like a baby in front of your man, that’s an excellent sign. You should never be afraid to show off your true self in front of the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Plus, he’ll love you even more for it.
He notices the little things
When a man loves you he notices all the little things about you that you never thought he’d catch on to. He knows exactly which snack to surprise you with, how to annoy you just to entertain himself and exactly how to make you laugh after he annoys you. He’ll notice the way you chew, and the way your nostrils flare when you’re about to cry. He’ll notice those small things and he’ll love them.
Your emotions feed off of each other
When he’s having a bad day, you probably can’t settle your mind. You want him to be happy and when he’s not, it truly bothers you, and he feels the same way about you. You two are in it together and you can both feel that connection.
No fight is stronger than your love
Even when you two are having a disagreement, you don’t let it come between you. An argument doesn’t mean that you don’t love each other and you both know that. If he’s the one he’ll still make his love known for you.
You accept each other’s flaws
He accepts that you’re a bit of a control freak and you accept that he can’t remember anything. You both have flaws and you accept that neither of you will ever be perfect, but you love each other regardless. Why Love Should Have NO Expectations
He brags about you
Like I said, you don’t want a man who hides you. If he’s the one for you, he won’t be able to help bringing you up during conversations with his guys and mention that cute and funny thing you did over the weekend to his coworkers. He’ll want the people in his life to know what an amazing woman he has, especially when you’re on his mind.
He admits that he misses you
If he acts like he never cares when you’re apart, you’re not going to feel too good. If he’s admitting that he misses you while you’re away from each other, it’ll bring you even closer and you’ll be able to be more open with him. 8 Things Your Man Truly Needs
You care about each other more than yourselves
He’s willing to lose sleep to stay up with you after you’ve had a bad night, even if he has to get up early for work. You give him the best leftovers when you know there isn’t enough for two. Those little things really add up and when you make small sacrifices for the other’s happiness your relationship will grow stronger.
You share similar values
Ethical, moral, and religious values are more important than one might think. You certainly don’t have to agree on everything, but it’s important that your values don’t stray too far from each other. But, remember to respect the values that are different.
You respect each other’s differences
My boyfriend and I have some major differences in our personalities and also how we were raised. For example, my boyfriend is really outgoing, has a huge personality, and loves attention. I’m much more quiet, introverted, and I’m much more comfortable without having the spotlight on me. Even though we have differences, we respect how the other is and we’ve learned how we complement the other. Relationship Myth: Love is Blind
The excitement of marriage has nothing to do with the wedding
It’s natural to imagine your fairytale wedding when you’re young and looking for love, but when you find the one, you shouldn’t just be focusing on the dress, or the guest list, or the centerpieces. You should be smiling at the thought of the look on his face when he sees you coming down the aisle, the way he’ll hold you during your first dance, and what it’ll feel like to finally call him your husband. When you’ve met the one, the more superficial things won’t seem very important.
You feel secure, even during the rough patches
One of the best feelings is knowing that my boyfriend is here to stay, even when times get hard. We’re both confident enough in each other and in the relationship to know that we can argue, take some space, discuss our issues and come back together without worrying that we’ll lose each other. We know we’re both in this no matter what and that security is very important.
He makes you a priority
If you’re always made to feel like you’re second best or just an option, he is not the one for you. Of course your man is going to be busy with work, family, friends, and hobbies, but it’s important that he makes you feel like you’re his priority regardless of what else could have his attention. 8 Things Your Woman Truly Needs
He truly believes you’re sexy and beautiful, even if you don’t see it
I’m not a skinny girl and that’s always made me very insecure. I’ve had plenty of guys call me beautiful and sexy, but I never believed it until my boyfriend said it to me. There are times that he’ll call me beautiful and if I’m feeling a little insecure, I’ll disagree with him, usually because of my body or my “fat”. When I do, he looks me up and down, looks me in the eye, and gets this starry-eyed look. He’ll say, “baby, you’re thick, and it’s sexy as hell. It’s all mine. I love every part of this…” and he’ll pull me close and kiss me. The way he says it and the way he looks at me, I believe every word coming out of his mouth and it always puts a smile on his face. Instead of denying my size or that my body isn’t perfect, he talks like he sees everything I see, but he doesn’t see anything wrong with it. In fact, he loves it because it’s me.
You want to take care of him
If you don’t feel like they’re the one, you’re not going to want to make sacrifices and take extra special care of your man. You might even be a little more self-centered. But, when he’s the one, every ounce of selfishness goes right out the window and all you want to do is nurture your man. 22 Simple Ways To Appreciate Your Man
You don’t consider the negative side
You know the relationship won’t always be easy, but when he’s the one and you consider the future, you’ll focus on the positive. You know there are going to be bumps in the road, but you shrug and push them to the side, knowing that you’ll have your man there to weather the storm with you.
You can have fun no matter what you’re doing
You shouldn’t need some fancy night out or for your man to spend hundreds on you to have a good time. Simple things like watching a movie, grocery shopping, or walking through the park should be just as good. Life will get boring, but if he’s the one for you, you’ll enjoy all the little things with him. Why Spontaneity Is So Important For Your Relationship
He does small things to show that he cares
He’ll be willing to put in the effort to do the small things that show that he cares like caring for you when you’re sick or stopping at the grocery store on his way home. And he’ll do it simply because he loves you.
You just know…
Lastly, but most importantly, when you find the person you’re meant to spend the rest of your life with, you will just know. It may seem impossible if you haven’t found them, but the right person will bring a sense of comfort, stability, strength, and permanence to your life and deep down, you’ll just know.
Have you found the one? How did you know?