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True love is undoubtedly one of the best feelings that anyone on this planet can experience. But what exactly is “true love”? After all, many of us maybe felt that we were experiencing true love as teenagers, but now look back and understand that it was something different altogether.

So how do we define true love? How can you really know that what you’re experiencing is true love? Is it even possible to be sure? Indeed, true love is a phenomenon that many people understand based on their knowledge of films and literature. Contrary to this kind of love, however, true love isn’t perfect but rather authentic.

This article will cover some key signs of true love so that you can have a better idea of whether or not you’re experiencing the real thing.

Signs of True Love

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Compatibility

One of the biggest indicators of “true love” is compatibility. Simply put, compatibility refers to your chemistry, how well you fit together (figuratively and literally). Now that there’s online dating, the idea with these apps and sites is to connect people based on their compatibility. But compatibility is a tricky thing.

Some people will just work well together, even if they seem very different. There’s a reason why you often heard it said that “opposites attract.”

Authenticity

True love, of course, should be real. Two people who have a true love relationship will feel entirely free to be themselves. They won’t suffer from pretending to be someone they are not. Instead, they offer each other the ability to be both themselves and a unified whole at the same time.

Managing Conflict

As Shakespeare once wrote, “Love is not love which alters when alteration finds.” Put simply, true love is resilient, and doesn’t easily change based on external changes.
Conflict is an inevitable part of relationships, but true love always finds a way. It may be a cliché, but it’s true. True love is so powerful that it can withstand an incredible amount of adversity. If love is going to last, the couple needs to understand how to manage conflict and move past it.

Trust

Without trust, there can be no bond of true love. You see, this bond requires trust in order to stay strong. If broken by lying and deception, the bond may break. A strong sense of mutual trust is vital for true love to exist.

Commitment

Like trust, there can be no true love without commitment. Two people who are truly in love will make it clear that they are committed to one another for the long term. These people can take comfort in knowing that they have an unbreakable bond, and it will help them stay together for life.

Conclusion

True love is incredible. It is also rare. Not everyone will experience true love during their lifetime, sadly. At the same time, it is more common than you think.

True love is not reserved only for Hollywood films and fairytales. It is all around us. You see it in the old couple walking hand-in-hand. In order to be true love, it takes time, compatibility, authenticity, the ability to manage conflict, trust, and commitment. When these all come together to create a powerful bond, it can be said to be true love.

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