3 Incredibly Simple Things You’ll Do When You Find Your True Love

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Shutterstock / Gines Romero

Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: How do you know you’ve found your true love? Here is one of the best answers that’s been pulled from the thread.

I’ve heard two good answers to this over the years. One was from a friend who had met the woman he would later marry. He said he knew she was the one because suddenly everyone else seemed like a waste of time.

Another friend passed along this checklist he’d heard somewhere:

  1. Best friends
  2. Sleep together
  3. Make each other better

All those things ring true for me. You might be passionate about someone, but they bring out the worst in you (missing #3). You might respect and like someone whom you don’t feel drawn to physically (missing #2). Or you might like them, and want them, but feel you can’t trust them or that they don’t value you (missing #1). Finally, you might have 1, 2 & 3 to some extent, but still be drawn to other people.

So, when you meet the person who makes you want to “forsake all others,” whom you trust as a friend, with whom you have passion and are your best self — and all those elements are present or seem to be present from their perspective too — that’s your true love. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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