Contrary to what Zooey Deschanel’s character in '500 Days of Summer' says, you don’t one day wake up and just know that you’re in love. Falling in love is a long and rather tiresome process involving a continuous cycle of self-doubt and disbelief, especially if you’re the kind of person who has a never-ending list of all the people you’ve broken up with, stuffed haphazardly in the drawer of your bedside table.
It can be difficult, trying to figure out whether or not you really love someone because unfortunately for us, magical love-o-meters have not been invented (yet) but luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of indicators that might help you decide whether or not you’ve subconsciously accepted the fact that your partner is the one.
1. You don’t find anyone, other than your partner, attractive.
Let’s get real, not all of us end up with our very own Ryan Goslings and Gigi Hadids, but in your head, whoever you do end up with is the sheer definition of perfection in your eyes. How else can you explain your sudden disinterest in people you would ogle to the ends of the earth before? Say, you see a Victoria’s Secret model flipping her hair away from her face in a magazine, all you’ll think about is how your partner just does it so much better.
2. You’ve deactivated your Tinder account.
-And removed yourself from all other dating sites, because the notifications at the top of your phone have started irritating you rather than making you excited like they used to. You’ve accepted the fact that you will never make it to those miraculous Cosmo cover stories about couples who find love through social networking and online dating because you simply don’t want to waste so much emotional energy and time on trying to find someone whose display photo makes him look like Leonardo Dicaprio, when really he has a very visible bald spot and drinks too much for someone on a ‘light’ dinner (we’ve all been there).