How do you know if you’ve met Mr or Mrs Right? There are all sorts of conflicting pieces of advice out there: online, in magazines, from friends and family, that it can be almost impossible to know what to listen to and what to ignore. When it comes to how to know if you have found ‘the one’ however, there are some sure-fire signs that they’re a keeper which should apply to most relationships.
The first clue is that the loved up feeling lasts beyond the first couple of months when your hormones are all over the place and really can make you feel physically different: dizzy, unable to concentrate, euphorically happy. It’s an amazing feeling and it’s worth savouring every single second, but it’s not grounds for marrying someone after four weeks and the feelings will fade.
That’s not to say that you’ll no longer feel loved up however; if it’s for keeps then you will, but your head won’t be in the clouds quite so much and, instead of feeling as though you want to spend every single waking minute with the man or woman of your dreams, you’ll be able to spend some time apart and reacquaint yourselves with your poor, neglected family and friends while still looking forward to the next time you see each other.
Whereas before you literally couldn’t imagine ever having the smallest of disagreements with your new partner who was perfect in every single way, you can now see that in fact, they are human. Like you and like everyone they have their faults and of course you are not going to agree on every single topic for as long as you both shall live. What makes a relationship great though is that you know all this, you accept their little faults, they accept yours and you love each other anyway. That’s the only real test you need!