1. Sometimes the compliments you give each other are weird, but you love them all the more because of it.
Sure, everybody likes hearing that they’re pretty or handsome or smart or funny. But compliments only get better when they are more strange and weird and unique. You know for sure it’s probably a line that no one else has ever said to another person before.
2. You have tons of weird inside jokes together.
If people overheard conversations between the two of you, they’d definitely be confused or weirded out. But you two don’t even care because, like Ben and Leslie, you’re in your own little world. And as long as you’re happy together and making each other laugh, you’re not really concerned about what other people are thinking.
3. You are attracted to the most random things about each other.
Obviously you are physically attracted to one another and enjoy each other’s overall persona, but there are also a lot of funny, small little things you are attracted to in each other. In fact, those funny, odd, unique quirks you each have are some of your favorite parts about one another. Like when Leslie has to have an emergency late-night filibuster while wearing roller skates and Ben says, “This is like a crazy sex fantasy for me.” Totally weird, and yet totally adorable.
4. You never feel the need to compete with one another.
You’re both successful in your own ways, but instead of feeling like you should be jealous of or threatened by each other, you feel proud and inspired by one another instead. Being together only makes you both stronger, instead of making you think you’re inadequate or not good enough.
5. You’re not afraid to act like goofballs in front of each other.
You’re constantly surprising each other and making each other laugh, due to your ability to be completely comfortable around each other. You can act like adults together, but you can also have just as much fun behaving like a couple of five-year-olds together. You make each other feel young and silly and light, and it’s one of your favorite things about your relationship.
6. Romance, in your eyes does not have to be loud or ostentatious.
Although you guys love romantic dates as much as the next couple, you’re also just happy and content to be together, whether you’re strolling the streets of Paris or just laying in bed together on a Tuesday night. Your joy comes from being together, and everything else is just minor details. Leslie and Ben’s weddings reminded you of your relationship, not necessarily because you plan to have a wedding in a Parks and Recreation government office, but because it was simple and beautiful and heartfelt, without needing anything extra to make it special.
7. You look up to each other and really respect each other.
You guys aren’t just in love with each other – you also really admire one another. You feel like you have a lot to learn from each other, and you’re constantly amazed with one another.
8. Rather than having to hide your inner nerd, you both have way more fun releasing it around each other.
What’s the point of hiding your inner nerd – whatever that means to you – when you know you’re significant other is only more attracted to you because of it? You guys definitely have some nerdy aspects in each of your personalities, and it only adds to the fact that you are so amused by and interested in one another.
9. When it comes to sticking up for one another, you wouldn’t hesitate for even a second.
Just like Leslie and Ben’s relationship, yours is not always perfect and easy. There have been a lot of difficult times, and there will continue to be more, but the two of you know that you can always count on each other to stick close by and always be supportive. When Ben’s old hometown tries to shame him for the debacle that was Ice Town, Leslie stands proudly beside him and loves him anyway. Ben does the same for her when Leslie has to go through the recall vote. And the two of you will do the same thing for one another.
10. The two of you are incredibly different, but you also have some really special things in common.
The fun part about your relationship is that you guys are two completely different people. You probably do different things, like different things, and may sometimes even believe in different things. That definitely keeps your relationships interesting and exciting. But at the same time, there are also some things that you both really enjoy, that have therefore become really special to you, like the way Leslie and Ben both love the flower mural in City Hall.
11. You know that you’re safe with them, in every single way possible.
Obviously you know that they will always protect you and do everything in their power to keep you safe. But more than that, you know you’re safe with them in the sense that they’re always going to respect you, push you, challenge you, support you, and make sure that they’re doing everything they can to let you keep shining. And you know, without a doubt, that you will be the same way for them.
12. You don’t hold each other back, you only enhance one another’s best qualities.
It never feels like being with the other person is keeping you from being the person that you want to be. On the contrary, you feel all the more excited about being yourself, because you know they’ll only love you more for it, and vice versa.