Just as it isn’t easy being an empath in the modern world, so too can it be challenging to date an empath in 2017. However, virtually no real relationship is 100% easy and heavenly, and if you really think about it, an empath would make one of the best romantic partners that any human being could ever hope for. More specifically, Dr. Elaine Aaron studied highly sensitive people in the early 1990’s and discovered that 15 to 20% of the human population could be categorized as being highly sensitive or empathetic; the brains of these individuals are actually wired to sense the feelings, the emotions, and sometimes even the thoughts of other human beings. With all of this in mind, please read the following list to better understand why empaths really do make the best relationship partners.
#1: They love unconditionally.
Not only are empaths highly sensitive and intuitive, but they use their powers to comfort and love their partners in whatever ways are needed or desired. What’s more, empaths are genuine people by definition, so you’ll know that the love they convey will be true and pure.
#2: They’re optimists.
Empaths need to be optimistic because if they weren’t, they would simply break down and fall down to their needs after sensing all the sadness and negativity that everyone around them is harboring. However, this ends up being a good thing for their partners, because not only do their partners not have to worry about having to cheer an empath up on a regular basis, but partners can count on their empath counterpart to help put a smile on their face whenever necessary. Empaths don’t believe in or practice hate-speech or spreading rumors, and you should enjoy the deep, meaningful conversations that occur instead.
#3: They’re healers.
They’ll naturally try to fully comprehend, ease, and reverse your pain, and they’ll genuinely enjoy doing it because once you feel better they’ll feel better. Your health, well-being, and happiness will scarcely be less important to your empath partner than they are to you yourself.
#4: They create happiness.
Empaths can often radiate happiness, and since you know they’re 100% genuine, their happiness is even more convincing, compelling, and infectious. Again, empaths would not be able to survive long-term with a negative partner, so you’ll also know they’re truly happy being your counterpart; it’s one cycle that you won’t want to break because it’s entirely positive and productive.
#5: They’re open and honest—especially emotionally.
Empaths probably couldn’t hide their honest feelings and emotions from you even if they tried, so they really don’t bother to try at all. Although this makes them vulnerable, if they weren’t confident that they could trust you then they wouldn’t be your romantic partner, and being able to do the same for you in turn also helps to balance the trust (and the relationship).
#6: They’re incredibly loyal.
Empaths are inherently loyal, and it would probably break them to even consider being disloyal let alone to actually do something dishonorable. Once an empath feels and realizes that your love is genuine, there is very little that they wouldn’t do for you if they believe it will make you truly happier and successful in the present and in the future.
#7: They’ll be able to closely relate to many specific aspects of your personality.
“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.”—Mohsin Hamid
#8: They’ll make you more positive and productive without even having to try.
“Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.”—Max Carver
#9: They’re creative problem solvers.
“When you start to develop your powers of empathy and imagination, the whole world opens up to you.”—Susan Sarandon
#10: They believe in calmness and relaxation over aggression and anger.
“The opposite of anger is not calmness, its empathy.”—Mehmet Oz
#11: They’re even better at relating to human beings as they are to human emotions.
“A prerequisite to empathy is simply paying attention to the person in pain.”—Daniel Goleman