If you’re frantically searching for ‘the one,’ and every date seems to end in disaster, you may be worried that the perfect partner doesn’t exist. It can be very hard to be single when you grow up watching Disney movies and your friends start getting married and settling down. The truth is that there’s no appointed time to meet your match, and sometimes, it takes longer than you hoped. You may feel like it’s better to be with somebody who isn’t quite right than being alone, but you should never settle for something that doesn’t make you happy. If you’re searching for your soulmate, here are some signs that you’re onto a good thing.
You feel calm and at ease
It’s very common to be anxious and nervous when you go on a first date, but if you’re in a relationship and you still feel on edge, this could be a sign that this person isn’t the one for you. Look for a person who makes you feel calm, relaxed, and at ease. You want to be able to be yourself around them and to feel like you can sit in silence without having to try and think of a conversation starter or come up with a joke they’ll find hilarious. If you can have as much fun doing nothing as you can by arranging an elaborate date, this is always a good sign.
Your partner is loyal to you
When you’re dating, it’s common to see a lot of people at the same time, but if you choose to take the next step and go exclusive, you expect your partner to show you the same level of respect as you show them. Trust is so important in a relationship. You should never feel like you have to launch an infidelity investigation if your partner doesn’t answer your text straight away or they say they’re working late. If you suspect that they’re cheating or you can’t rest when you don’t know where they are, this suggests that the relationship isn’t as strong and stable as it should be.
You feel confident
Confidence has such a strong influence on how we feel and how we behave. If you’ve found a partner who lifts you up when you’re feeling down and makes you feel like the most special person in the room regardless of where you are, it’s worth giving your relationship a go. It can be so damaging to be with somebody who knocks your confidence and makes you question who you are and what you’re doing. Be with a person who acts like your cheerleader and wants the best for you.
Many of us dream of finding our perfect match from an early age. Sadly, we can’t all enjoy the Disney fairytale, but if you believe that there is somebody out there for you, don’t lose hope because you’ve had a few bad dates. Look for a partner who will support and encourage you, stay loyal to you, and love you for who you are. Don’t settle for somebody who isn’t right just because you don’t want to be single. You deserve better, so don’t give up searching just yet.