Up until recently, I would have told you that this idea of "the one" that has been perpetuated by so many people for so long, is pretty much total crap.
After dating a handful of women, I found myself wishing that I could just find the right one. The one that was going to be my adventure buddy.
The one that had my best interests in mind at all times. The one that I was proud to show off and be supportive of, because she did the same for me.
Searching for this person is one of the craziest journeys you will ever find yourself on, but it's one in which you grow and learn a great deal about who you are and what you really need in a partner.
Here are seven signs that you've found the perfect partner:
They supports you and your endeavors
A good partner is one who is going to help you navigate the difficult nature of life.
Many people still believe today that every man needs a strong woman to bring direction and a greater purpose to his life.
Without that better half, men lose out on the wisdom that they brings with her.
You think they're the most beautiful person you've ever seen
Undoubtedly, it is true that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder.
Attraction is one of the most complex and multifaceted aspects of human nature, so it's really quite magical when two people come together on that level.
If you can't think of a more beautiful partner to fall in love with and commit yourself to, you've likely found the one.
Of course, there are other things we value over beauty, but that doesn't mean it's not important!
They're kind and compassionate
This one should probably be expected. The partner in your life should be kind and loving, especially towards you.
She's the one who is always looking out for you and your well-being. As Neil Young sings, "I crossed the ocean for a heart of gold."
They can compromise
Being stubborn and difficult is the easy thing to do. It's hard to negotiate a fair compromise with someone.
If your partner is always ready to strike a deal with you so that both of you can get something you want, it's a good sign that you've found the foundation for a successful relationship.
They lets you know when you're wrong
Sometimes your partner needs to call you out on your poor behaviors and habits.
Not to mention, many men have a great tendency to make the completely wrong decision. If your partner is one who isn't afraid to tell you when you need to get your act together, that's a sign of love. She wants you at your best.
They have passion
Passion is that thing that almost everyone in life is searching for.
A passionate partner brings with her an opportunity to express your own passion.
When the two of you can share your passions and bring them together in harmony, it's truly something special.
You're not about to let them go, regardless of what happens
Falling head over heals in love with someone isn't an experience that always comes with an explanation.
But, that shouldn't stop you. If you're in love with this partner and feel as if your life isn't whole without her, then don't ever let her go.
It's easy to take your partner for granted, especially as time passes.
Don't ever forget how much she means to you, because if you ever have to make the decision to let her go, she may never come back.