As social creatures, we all yearn for a companion. Someone who is there for us through thick and thin; to be there beside us in the most joyous of occasions and the toughest of times. It can be scary to be by yourself, but with a companion, a partner, whom you know you can always rely on, it all becomes easier. Somehow the dark times have a little light in them, and even the good times feel more joyous. This brings in the question: how do you know when you have found the one? How do you know this person will be there with you through thick and thin? While there is no outright black-or-white answer for this, there are a few clues you can look out for!
The rather cliche saying “actions speak louder than words” is very true! The right partner will be right in their actions. Someone who only says they will be there for you when times are tough, but is not actually there, is absolutely not the right person! You can see the hints for this in the relatively little things too. For instance, they said that they will go watch that movie with you, but when the time comes, they come up with excuses not to go; despite knowing how much you love that movie. Well then, you have your answer. They are not the ones!
Other hints to look out for are if they truly value you; whether they take your opinions or ideas seriously. For instance, you told your partner that they look really good in that suit of theirs. If they truly value your opinion, you may notice them wearing it more often! Or they know how much you like apples, and you will find them buying apples more frequently. Precisely, they are the ones who pay attention to the little things!