It’s likely you’re going to question whether or not the person you’re with is the right one for you, the saying goes, the grass is always greener right? But these are the signs to know that you’ve found the perfect partner.
Of course the idea of a ‘perfect partner’ is subjective for everyone, and there’s not a single mould that’s going to fit everyone. But these signs indicate that you’ve got something good, and if it feels right to you, you have very well found the perfect partner for you.
- What your family thinks of them matters
- You laugh at the same jokes
- You weren’t searching for them
- There are golden silences between you
- You get good news, and they’re the first person you think of
- The same goes for bad news
- They lift you higher
- They build with you, not for you
- You agree on the big things
- You don’t always argue
- You trust them, and vice versa
- You have regular sex
- You don’t always have to be doing something
- Your happiness means their happiness
- You both fight for the relationship
- Your life goals match up
- You don't always have to be together
- You’re always honest with each other
What your family thinks of them matters
When you were a teen, it didn't really matter what your family thought about your relationship choices, and in some instances, if they disapproved it fuelled the relationship.
But now that you're older, and met the person you want to be with forever, how your family feels about them matters.
You want everyone to get along, and of course, seeing them get along with each other is only going to deepen your feelings for each other too.
You laugh at the same jokes
A study revealed that laughing together was something that 75% of happy couples done at least once a day. Knowing when to laugh together ensures that your relationship keeps moving forward, and can provide the relief when you need to laugh at the petty things in life.
You weren’t searching for them
When you stop looking for love, it just happens. We've all heard that before, but in reality, it can quite often be true.
It’s when you stop looking and appreciate everything else you have that you’re likely to be swept off your feet by your partner. They’ll walk into your life and everything else will fall into place.
There are golden silences between you
When you feel comfortable enough to be quiet with each other, you know you've got a relationship that can go the distance.
You get good news, and they’re the first person you think of
Not only are you thinking of them most of the time, they’re also the first person you want to share the good news with. Even if they’re not present, you’d text or call them. Then everyone else follows.
The same goes for bad news
You’re worried about something, and you need to get it out of your system. The first person that pops into your head is them. You know they’d never mind being your vent out. Plus, you find consolation and comfort in them like no one else. They may not even have anything helpful to say, but just laying it out in front of them is relief enough. As the saying goes, a problem shared is a problem halved.
They lift you higher
There’s a saying that goes: Let go of anything that weighs you down.
When you look at your life, your partner will be the one constant that will always lift you higher, make you the best version of yourself and hold your hand down the road to success. If they’re slowly but surely tearing you down, you definitely need to reconsider the relationship.
They build with you, not for you
They’ll never say: You wouldn’t have this if it weren’t for me. Because you work together, as a team. Together, you build for your futures, not separately. They only want what is best for you because it’s what is best for them, too.
You agree on the big things
Having disagreements is perfectly normal, you're not going to agree on everything. But when it comes to big and important things, you're on the same page.
You don’t always argue
Dramatic love scenarios we see on TV and in the movies are fiction, they're not real life. When you both respect and like each other, the reality is there aren't huge ups and downs.
If you don't always argue see it as nothing but a good thing, it's compatibility and it's a stable relationship.
You trust them, and vice versa
You know you’ve found that person when a guys’ or girls’ night out is no big deal. You both get to enjoy time with the other people in your life, without worries about what the other person is doing.
You have regular sex
Sex in a relationship is a big part for most people, so if you've passed the honeymoon stage and still spend time between the sheets regularly, it's only a good thing for your relationship.
You don’t always have to be doing something
Not every day has to be jam-packed with plans. When you’re with that person, even the chill days are something to remember.
Your happiness means their happiness
If they’re unhappy, you’re unhappy. If you’re unhappy, they’re unhappy. Your partner will do anything to make your day because it makes their day, and vice versa.
You both fight for the relationship
Relationships take hard work, no matter how much you love and care for each other. If your relationship is strong, you'll both fight and put effort into it to ensure it survives.
Your life goals match up
We all have things we'd like to achieve in our lifetime, and having the same ones as your partner is pretty much vital for a strong and healthy relationship that can go the distance. This way you're both working towards the same thing.
You don't always have to be together
As much as you might enjoy your time together, your time apart can be important for a relationship too. Having individual lives is important for your independence, and ensures that your time as a couple is even more fulfilling.
You’re always honest with each other
Whether or not it’s something they want to hear, you both know that honesty is the best policy when it comes to your relationship. And while it might be difficult in some situations lies, even little white lies, feel completely wrong to you both.