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How do you know when you've found THE one?

Updated: Sep 15, 2023

By The Girl in the Yellow Dress

Finding your soulmate, that one person who completes you and makes your heart sing like you're in a West End musical, is a dream that many of us share. It's that feeling of knowing you've found that person in the world who truly understands you. We've all watched Titanic and envisioned ourselves as Rose, standing at the bow with Jack lovingly embracing her from behind. This movie left such a lasting impression on me that I even told my mom I would one day find my own Jack when I grew up. Ironically, I did manage to find my own Jack! Fortunately, he's not stranded at the bottom of the ocean. Believe it or not, he once aspired to join the Navy, but thankfully, his eyesight prevented him from pursuing that path.

We all yearn for a love that withstands the test of time. So, how do you know if you've found your soulmate? Here are some signs that can help you determine if the person you're with is 'the one.'

1. You feel an instant connection.

Have you ever met someone and felt an instant connection, like you've known them for years? You find yourself telling them your deepest secrets and innermost insecurities without shame.

This may be the biggest clue that you've found your soulmate. There's a sense of ease and comfort when you're around them that can't be explained.

2. You share similar values and goals.

Having similar values and goals is important in any relationship, but it's especially important when choosing the person you want to share the rest of your life with. If you both have the same vision for your future and what you want out of life, it can make the path you've chosen to take together much easier.

3. You can be yourself around them.

One of the best things about finding your soulmate is that you can be completely yourself around them. You don't have to hide any part of who you are. Yep, they won't mind that you snort when you laugh or drench your bacon in maple syrup! And they love you for all of it - the good, the bad, the ugly morning hair, and the quirky!

4. You make each other better.

Your soulmate should encourage you to be a better person. They challenge you, support you, and inspire you to be the best version of yourself. And they cheer you on to try new things even when it's roller-coaster scary! They will be right beside you, holding your hand when you plunge!

5. You have a deep understanding of each other.

When you've found your 'one', it's like you can read each other's minds. You know what the other person is thinking and feeling without them even having to say it. And best of all, you can sit comfortably in silence together. That's when you really know!

6. You make each other happy!

At the end of the day, your soulmate should make you happy. They should bring joy and laughter into your life and make you feel loved and appreciated. If they make you smile often and laugh in a way that makes your belly ache, you're on to a winner!

BONUS TIP. Scientists say that laughter is the best medicine. Did you know it can help tone your abs better than sit-ups and improve cardiovascular health? So, if they make you laugh, not only are they 'the one', but think of how much you will save on a gym membership.

Finding your soulmate is an adventure filled with ups and downs. But the journey is worth it when you've found that one person who completes you!

If you nodded to most of the clues above, grab them tight with both hands; you've found your lid! What do I mean? My mother always said every pot has its lid! Until I found Jack, I was convinced I was a frying pan. But like a good friend reminded me, even pans have lids!

Trust your gut, listen to your heart, and remember that true love is worth waiting for!

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