Finding the right person to share your life with can feel like an elusive quest.
It’s difficult to know when exactly you have found “the one,” and what moves your relationship from casual dating to something more permanent.
Luckily, there are plenty of romantic tales throughout history that illustrate how people just knew they had found their singular soul mate.
Here we connect with ten delightful couples who were kind enough to open up about the moment they finally realized they had found the love of their lives, an inspiring collection for all hopeful hearts.
#1. Thinking a Trip Would Be Better With Your Partner
There are many ways people have discovered they had found “the one,” but one that takes the cake is missing them during activities you would normally enjoy yourself.
Avid travelers discovered that they were finally in a long-term relationship with someone they could spend the rest of their lives with once they started feeling as though their trips would be much better if they had their partners in tow.
If you miss your partner when you’re doing things you wouldn’t normally do with someone else, there’s a good chance there’s something worth looking into!
#2. Trying to Find Ways to Get Your Attention
Sometimes, working up the courage to make the first move and get someone to go out with you can be challenging.
This is what happened in the beginning for some couples who have been together for a while.
One man recounted how his significant other, who was previously just a co-worker, would go out of her way to try to get him to figure out why the scanning machine wasn’t working (even though it was barely used and functional).
As it turns out, she was trying to get him to pay attention to her unit she was finally able to ask him out.
#3. Being the First Thing They Think About After an Accident
One man describes how his girlfriend experienced a traumatic brain injury and ended up in a coma in the hospital.
Upon waking, she was asking nurses and doctors about him and his birthday, despite none of them knowing who he was.
He knew she was someone he wanted to be with because of her reaction and the fact that she thought so much about him after waking up from her coma.
Unfortunately, the relationship ended because he couldn’t provide her with everything she wanted and felt it best for her to go on and live her life doing everything she wanted to do.
#4. Cry-Laughing Over Stupid Jokes
Compatibility is a major aspect of a good relationship.
You’re already off to a great start if you can do the same things and be bored together.
People have discovered that they found the one by cry-laughing at the same stupid jokes and having a similar sense of humor.
What better way to bond than to laugh together?
#5. Spending Quality Time With Each Other’s Children
People who are childless often have less to worry about, only thinking about whether or not they’re compatible with someone.
But those with children need to make sure a potential partner is right for them as well.
One woman eventually introduced her partner to her child, and her child spent 40 minutes showing him his card collection and asking his opinion about things.
This was obviously a major green flag for her, so she continued the relationship now that her partner was comfortable with her child and vice versa.
#6. Giving Up Comfort for You
Some people are going through hard times while also trying to date, which can add an extra layer of difficulty to an already complicated scenario.
One woman talked about how she was going on a second date and didn’t have much money.
It was extremely cold outside, and she didn’t have the proper attire to deal with the weather, so she bundled up with as many layers as possible.
Upon seeing her in her condition, he offered her his coat so she wouldn’t be freezing throughout the date.
That’s the simple gesture that sealed the deal.
#7. Didn’t Mind That You Drooled on Them
Sometimes, how you know someone is made for you is hilarious rather than cute.
One woman describes how she had accidentally fallen asleep on her boyfriend, only to leave a pool puddle on his chest.
Believing he was asleep, she quietly went to dab it away, only to notice that he was smiling and laughing at the situation instead of sleeping.
Moments like these can mean everything to someone and create hilarious stories for the future.
#8. Sticking Around Despite a Terrible Fight
It’s not always the good times that tell us whether or not we can be with someone, but how we react to the bad times.
Several people talk about having horrendous fights with their partners and seriously considering leaving the relationship.
However, they realized it would be a massive mistake and worked through it instead, only to continue that relationship despite having such a big fight.
#9. Going With You Across the Country
Have you ever had to move far away for work, school, or other reasons?
If so, you likely didn’t expect people to simply pack up and move there with you.
There are a ton of reasons why this would be a logistical nightmare and why many wouldn’t want to make the trek.
But some have found people out there that are more than willing.
Several people have described their need to move somewhere else and expect their relationship to end, only to be pleasantly surprised by their partner’s willingness to pack everything up and move with them.
If they’re willing to drop everything and go where you go, it’s a safe bet they’re in it for the long haul.
#10. Cooking Together
Sometimes, the most mundane of tasks can be the thing that shows you how connected you are with your partner.
One person talks about how they started cooking in the kitchen, only for their partner to join them and feel completely comfortable and at home throughout the process.
Another person talked about doing something as mundane as making coffee, which also felt great doing with them even though it was an everyday task.
If you like doing day-to-day stuff with them, that’s always a good sign.
#11. They Make You Feel Again
After years of navigating the unpredictable realm of being single, it’s totally normal to start questioning whether you’ll ever experience that elusive thing called “Love” again. But guess what?
Out of nowhere, someone unexpectedly walks into your life.
They bring with them a mix of qualities that connect with your very soul, reigniting that dormant spark and filling your world with newfound energy and vitality.
This often how people express the feeling of discovering their true soulmate, ‘The One’.
#12. Everything Feels Effortless & Perfect
When you finally find your soulmate things feel effortless and perfect.
There is a natural ease that exists between the two of you; it’s like every conversation, experience, and moment shared contains an unspoken understanding that transcends words.
It’s as if there’s this invisible force connecting two souls for eternity, no matter what life throws their way, they always come back together.
It’s like you don’t have to try too hard to make things work – everything just seems to click in its own perfect timing.
There is a harmony between your souls that makes it feel like ‘home’.
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