At the end of the day, we are all looking for love. The comfort and joy of being with someone you are in love with is irreplaceable. But how do you know when that person is the man you should make your husband? How do you know that it’s that “can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars, over the fence, World Series kind of love” (It Takes Two, 1995)? Here are 12 signs you’ve met the one, your forever boyfriend, the one who is your future husband:
1. You don’t feel the need to always be dressed up around him.
At the beginning of most relationships, you put on your best outfits or do up your makeup to look your best for him. As time goes by, you start to dress more casually or maybe you just don’t get around to changing out of your PJs one day. It shouldn’t matter what the situation is, he’ll still want to be around and be with you as you are. And he’ll probably still think you’re incredibly beautiful.
2. You want to make each other happy.
As our sweet Noah best said it in “The Notebook”, ‘If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.‘ That special someone should always want you to be happier than you’ve ever been. He’ll go out of his way just to see you smile because, in the end, he’s only happy when you are.
3. You always want to be with him.
Even after a crap day at work or an argument with a friend, all you can think about is being with him. He lets you vent, gives you advice and supports you, always making you feel better in the end.
4. The bond between you both is unmistakable.
You seem perfect on every level and you’re both almost always on the same page. And when you’re together it seems like the rest of the world just melts away around you. It’s just you and him and nothing else matters.
5. You want him to have something to do with everything.
The thought of spending the rest of your life with him doesn’t frighten you for the first time in your life. You want him to be a part of the good, the bad and the ugly. So many things remind you of him. You want to tell him every little detail of your day. And it’s not just you; he feels the same way, too.
6. The people around you see how the two of you glow.
The love between you both is undeniable and everyone can see it. Your family and friends tell you that they’ve never seen you so happy. And their support and approval is always a good sign.
7. You love more than you fight.
Sometimes, when two passionate people come together, fights come up. Make sure the passion between the two of you results in more love than fights. You’ll know he’s the one when he can’t manage to stay angry at you for long periods of time.
8. You can work through your problems.
It’s not always roses and flowers, every couple argues. But the important part of the arguments is how you solve the problems. Relationships take work and reconciliation. If he is willing to work through the differences with you, he’s a keeper.
9. He hears you.
Anyone can listen to you, but your future hubby should not only listen to you but also hear you. He understands your each and every move, sometimes without even having to say anything.
10. He accepts you as you are.
So maybe you’re not as organized as he thought you were, or you have a little spending habit. He still loves you just the way you are. You catch him talking about you to other people and you can’t help but feel a surge of love in your heart.
11. You’re always honest with each other.
No lies. End of story. Even if it means telling you when you’re wrong. He always has your best interest at heart.
12. He’s not just your significant other, he’s your best friend and your partner in crime.
Isn’t it hard to imagine what your life was like before he came walking in?!