#1: Stay single until you love someone so much you don’t expect anything from them.
When you don’t expect your partner to return favors or carry their weight with household duties, then you know your love is genuine. Their happiness becomes more important than anything else, and seeing them happy makes you happy.
#2: Stay single until you love someone so much it invigorates and re-energizes you.
No matter how bad your day has been, if you can come home and immediately feel a sense of relief from seeing and embracing your partner, then it’s probably true love. What’s more, if you actually feel more energetic the more time you spend with your partner, that’s an even stronger sign.
#3: Stay single until you love someone so much your feelings make sense.
When you feel as though you don’t want to be without your partner unnecessarily, and when you all of the sudden realize that your partner completes your happiness in life, then you know you’re in a truly loving relationship—even though these feelings might not make any sense if love wasn’t involved.
#4: Stay single until you love someone so much they make you treat other people better.
When you’re so happy that it starts to impact the way you do everything in life—including the way you interact with other human beings—then you know you’re in an optimal romantic relationship. Furthermore, it’ll make the people you interact with happier, which will end up making you even happier than you already are.
#5: Stay single until you love someone so much you become a stronger individual.
You’ll know you’ve met someone worthwhile when you begin to channel their love to handle life’s tribulations better, to accomplish more in life, and to actually become more independent. Your desire to be a worthwhile partner will make you a stronger human being.
#6: Stay single until you love someone so much that you end up knowing yourself better.
When your partner tells you why they love you so much and why you make them feel the way they do about you, you’ll realize a lot more about yourself than ever before. If what you learn is virtually all positive, then your partner is right for you.
#7: Stay single until you love someone so much you become more grounded.
Even though fairy tale love often involves glass slippers and decade-long naps, when you’re with a partner who you want to live forever then you tend to focus on realizing everyday happiness, success, and peacefulness in everyday life as opposed to daydreaming about unrealistic and somewhat shallow desires.
#8: Stay single until you love someone so much you’re not afraid to give them space.
You’ll know you’re in a loving romantic relationship when you’re not nervous about letting your partner spend a lot of time on their own, as they see fit. True love inspires confidence and trust.
#9: Stay single until you love someone so much that it brings you peace.
It’s genuine love when you eventually feel peace and content instead of nervousness and scattered emotions around the other person. At least most of the time—those feelings will always come back every once in a while, and they’ll be appreciated even more in concentrated doses.
#10: Stay single until you love someone so much that you’re finally able to love yourself.
As alluded to, the true love that you see in your partner’s eyes, hear in your partner’s voice, and feel in your partner’s touch will make you 100% aware that you are worth being loved meaningfully and lastingly—and it will finally feel like you’re really worth all that love.