Being in love is a mysterious feeling, yet it is one of the strongest emotions we are lucky to experience in our lives. While we all act differently when we’re in love, there are certain signature traits that are characterized by people in love, especially when they’ve found the right person.
Those initial butterflies, all the songs making sense, being comfortable enough to Netflix without an inevitable chill, and so on are all the thrills a loving relationship brings with it. And being with your soulmate makes this journey even more beautiful.
If you’re fortunate enough to have found ‘the one’ — your soulmate and forever partner in crime — then these are 10 things you will surely identify with.
1. You worry about them a lot
If you catch yourself being anxious about your partner when they’re doing something important, travelling alone, or just away from you for a while, you’re not being weird. You’re just truly in love with your partner and are concerned about their safety and wellbeing.
2. You have no qualms about openly showing affection
When you’re with them, the world around you ceases to exist. The people around you don’t matter and you gladly display your affection towards your partner. Even the ones who are not the touchy kind soften up when it comes to their partner and give in by holding hands and even hugging in public.
3. Their presence makes you feel at peace
The moment you see them, they literally make your day. Even if you’re having a bad day, their presence puts you at ease and assures you that everything’s going to be okay. Also, as long as they’re with you even a day spent being unproductive, binge-watching TV in your pyjamas is a day well spent.
4. You feel upset when they’re in pain
When they’re in pain — physical or emotional — you’re almost as upset as them and are deeply distressed for them. You want nothing more than to find a way to put your partner at ease.
5. You’re protective of them
When you find that their safety is under threat or they’re being mistreated or misrepresented your protective instinct goes into overdrive. You are fiercely protective of them, but you make sure you don’t roll into possessive or overbearing territory. And you’ll gladly go up in arms with anyone who threatens them.
6. You can be gross with each other
There’s no need of hiding your imperfections if from them. You can fart, burp, pick your nose, and do various socially unacceptable gross things without blinking an eye.
7. They inspire you to be better
You strive to be better everyday for their sake. They make you want to be a better person and you want to prove that you’re worthy of them by striving to be your best self.
8. You imagine a future with them in it
You think a lot about a future together but more than that, you cannot think of a future where you aren’t together. On multiple occasions, you have thought about moving in (if you haven’t already), having kids, and growing old together.
9. You’re proud of having them in your life
Although you have your good and bad days and your relationship may be peppered with quarrels from time to time, you’re still always elated about having them in your life. You beam with pride every time they’re praised in front of you and you can’t imagine a life without them.
10. They’re your best friend
Your partner is your lover and your BFF combined. One you share your secrets with and one who knows you better than yourself. Together, you’ve almost become a single entity.