Being satisfied and at comfortable with someone is a fantastic experience, especially when those feelings are reciprocated. But, if your soulmate is your significant other, how can you know if they’re the one?
While many people do not believe in “soulmates,” it is reassuring to believe that there is someone (or a few others) out there who is just right for you.
Do you have any doubts about whether or not your bae is the correct person for you? Here are 18 signs that you’ve discovered your true love.
You just know it
There is no test that will help you determine if you’ve found your soulmate or not.
To figure it out, you just have to know it. You have to feel it in your gut, that this person is the right one for you.
Yes, it sounds silly, but when you get that feeling, you’ll know what it means. You should feel energized by their presence, comfortable enough to completely open up, and just giddy with love. Of course, connections manifest themselves in different ways for everyone.
They’re your best friend
A friendship is the best foundation for any relationship, why do you think so many romcoms are about two BFFs who get together? If you are in a trusting, positive friendship with your SO, that’s an amazing sign!
You feel a sense of calm when around them
You spend so much time with your significant other, so being with them should make you feel at home and at peace. Of course, there will probably be butterflies and nerves at first, but after you get comfortable with each other, it should just feel natural.
You have extreme empathy for them
When they fail a test, you might as well have failed it, because, in a sense, you feel each other’s feelings. Seeing them upset upsets you, but conversely, you share in each other’s happiness. No one is more proud of their bae than you, and when they succeed, nothing makes you happier.
You feel each other’s pain
On the other hand, when something not so great happens to your SO, you’re just as sad. If they get rejected from their dream school, you may as well have gotten rejected too. You want the best for your bae, so if they get bad news, you feel it just as much.
There’s intense chemistry
Of course, the physical aspect of a relationship is important, and with you and your SO, it’s definitely there. Sometimes you feel like you can’t keep your hands off each other, but you’re also very respectful of each other’s boundaries.
You balance each other out
You don’t have to be a replica of your SO to be soulmates. You two can have different temperaments, upbringings, and backgrounds and still be meant for each other. Basically, they are the ying to your yang
You share the same life goals
Speaking of the important things…when it comes to life goals, you guys have similar plans. I’m not saying you both want the same career or you want to go to the same college. I’m saying you both agree on where you want to end up after school or whether or not you want to start a family.
Obviously, there will be disagreements, but you guys agree on the big stuff. That’s a pretty good predictor for long-term happiness with your SO.
You challenge each other
Your soulmate should bring out the best in you, and that means pushing you a little to become the best you can be. Yes, you should admire and respect your bae and who they are, but you should also motivate them to reach their goals, to try a little harder when they need a nudge, and aid with their personal development. Relationships are all about growth and soulmates help each other grow together.
You just want to be around each other
You don’t always feel the need to plan elaborate dates (though you do that too), just being around each other is the best. You can sit in silence and just feel each other’s presence and it lifts you up.