Assuming you are in your twenties, then you are probably looking for the love of your life. While most teenagers think that their first crush is the sure thing, the one, it usually ends up being, well, not exactly true love. People in their twenties, they have had enough time to experience most of what relationships can offer. They've been single, they've been in good relationships, bad ones, they've been cheated on, some of them even cheated, and some of them have been madly in love, while others have simply been mad.
Some of us leave any relationship as soon as it hits a shaky road, and others stay long due after its expiration date. You need to understand one thing: there is no love potion, and what is a perfect cup of tea for others, might be too sweet for you, so the only thing you need to be aware of all times, is that you should be yourself, but you should also appreciate others for being themselves. So, what are a few sure signs that you are, indeed, ready to meet the true love of your life?
1. You Know What You Want - Kind of
Being an adult that has to wash his own underwear comes with its perks, but it can also be a confusing time, and it can stay that way until you are long dead. But, the whole purpose of your life is to find what you want, what you need, and try and achieve that. You need to create the environment you want, as it won't fall from the sky. You need to know how to accept your own mistakes, and only then will you be able to honestly say what you want in your partner. You need to know yourself inside and out before you can start picking at the faults of others.
2. You Know How to Be Alone - and Actually Enjoy It
Let's face it, we've all had a friend or two that couldn't keep it more than two days without having a boyfriend or a girlfriend. While they usually defend themselves by saying that they are simply not accustomed to being alone, they are actually not comfortable in their own skin. This is an over exaggeration - true, but it has a right of truth in there. You need to know how to enjoy being alone with your thoughts, reading a book, or watching a sad movie - if you’re alone, thought scare you, and you wish someone to distract you, you are trying to fight fire with oil, or some other metaphor where you are ignoring your primary problems.
3. You Are Ready in Terms of Emotions, Time and Space
Having a relationship is not simply finding something that you want, no matter how creepy it may seem to others, you need to be firstly available for such a commitment. You need to have your emotions in check, like we've mentioned, you need to know what you want it, and in what package. You also need to have a time, a space in your life for another person. Think of adopting a kitten. If you are not at home whole day - it will starve. If you are constantly traveling, and you simply cannot commit, you are probably only going to hurt those who cannot get accustomed to your lifestyle. On the other hand, if you still live with your parents, well - move out, then come back and finish this article.
4. You Know How to Apologize
One of the most important life lessons is that you know how to honestly, and truly apologize. This is not as simple as it sounds, a true apology incorporates a few things. Firstly, you need to understand where you've gone wrong, and you need to accept the fact that you have - indeed gone wrong. After that, you need to understand that you have offended another human being, or hurt them in some way. After that, a true apology needs to have a true desire to mend what has happened, and those aren't characteristics of a good human being, I'm not sure what else is. Remember, you are as good as you try to treat others, especially those who cannot defend themselves. The outcome of love can never be known before you try, and when will you find a better moment than right now?