True love is not only felt, it’s visible to the naked eye. But if you are one of those people who look for proof in every situation and prefer facts to deductions, arm your eyes and pay attention to the following signs.
1. They share their food.
If you remember Joey from “Friends,” a popular series back in the 90’s, he never shared his food with anyone. Even if this person was a girl he really favored and went on a date with. In fact, he even did the opposite — never missed on a chance to eat the girl’s portion once she took off to the ladies’ room.
Apparently, there are many people out there who hate when someone takes a bite of their food, especially without asking first. Many men also feel weird about romantically feeding each other with a spoon or a fork. That’s why seeing your partner sharing their food with you, offering you a taste of it, and never minding you eating from their plate in a public place or at home is a good sign of affection.
2. They leave you voice messages.
Online communication often takes the most of our time with other people these days. It’s a good alternative for those who can’t be together as much as they want but still feel the need to stay connected.
However, plain words on a screen don’t render the same meaning or have the warmth and intonation that were intended. They’re often impersonal. Voice messages, on the contrary, are not. They’re touching and they make distanced conversations so much better.
Next time you listen to a voice message your partner sent you, remember that they took time and effort to record it, sometimes having to find a quiet place all because they love you.
3. They leave their phone unattended.
Speaking of phones, some people guard their technical devices like vultures over their prey. They use all means of protection like passwords and fingerprints and never leave their phones or tablets unattended. When at home, accompanied by your partner, this behavior seems strange and might make your partner wonder why you are being so protective. Usually it means that the person has something to hide and this isn’t a good foundation for a relationship built on trust.
No one says that your partner should provide you with all passwords for all social network profiles, because we all have a right to privacy. But if the person behaves naturally around you and shows the signs of trust and sincerity in their intentions, that means nothing but true love.
4. They are up for trying new things.
When two people meet, they both bring their preferences and dislikes to the table. The older we get, the harder it is for us to say “yes” to something new, especially when it comes to hobbies and ways of passing the time.
A partner who deeply cares for you and wants to learn more about your personality will definitely try to take part in your extracurricular activities. Being involved in one hobby and doing things together, be it cooking courses or horse riding, tightens the bonds between the two of you and opens up your hidden qualities. Plus, it’s always another opportunity to spend some time together instead of being apart. And make sure to value the other person’s desire to spend as much time as possible with you in this era of busy work schedules.
That said, we don’t expect men to give you a hand during makeup classes or women to hold your screwdriver while you’re fixing the car in the garage, but how about finding something interesting for both partners?
5. They leave you lovely notes and surprise gifts all around.
The devil is in the details, and so are true feelings. Grand gestures for big anniversaries and celebrations are a normal thing. Most of us don’t bail on these occasions and prepare presents. But it’s the small acts of kindness and unexpected pleasantries that have the most value and light up your day.
Small “I Love You” cards hidden in your coat’s pocket, funny messages scribbled on a bathroom mirror with toothpaste, the last piece of your favorite chocolate left for you, the examples are endless. And the main meaning such things render is — “I cherish you, and I want you to know about that each and every day.” Isn’t that a sign like no other!
6. They change their habits.
Old habits die hard, we know that. We also know that no one should be expected to change their personality completely in order to stay in a productive relationship. Relationships are about two people being who they are but trying to be the very best version of themselves for each other.
Let’s say you live in a one-bedroom apartment. You’re an early bird and he used to watch TV half way through the night. Will he try to move his bedtime schedule up a bit for you to share some cuddling moments and have a good night’s sleep together? If yes, then you are lucky.
Or imagine a situation when he is a real bookworm (it happens, trust us), and you… well, you aren’t one. Having earrings and lipstick laying all over the house was pretty common for your single life. Would you try and become more organized, putting things on their place for him? If yes, then he is lucky. That’s what we mean.