“Well: Love and Pain
Be kinfolks twain;
Yet would, Oh would I Love again.”
– A Song of Love by Sidney Lanier
Love perhaps the most understated and overrated emotion of them all, the paradigm of pain and the paradise of pleasure, love is all about paradoxes co-existing in the same place. People fall out and in love, every day, but we love LOVE—be it in the happy go lucky state or Hannibal Lecter-ish form! We all experience love in our own exemplified ways, but the dialect of real love is rarely a dance or kiss in the rain or your lover running through the airport into your awaiting heart!
There is no textbook definition of what the real love looks like, but upon paying close attention, you might find the key to your kind of real love! If Mr Cupid is at play around you, these 12 things will (assuredly) help you identify it.
1. A MAN OF HIS WORD IS THE MAN FOR HIS GIRL
You’re so stoked to meet your guy after a long spell of time and a tedious flight with a snoring dude right beside you. As soon as you land, you are welcomed by a torrential downpour, and you get a text from him that he can’t pick you up because of the heavy shower. Don’t let that dampen your mood instead do yourself better and forget him!
Now on the brighter end of the spectrum, if he is a man of his words and even keeps up with the most trivial of promises, like taking out the trash when it was your turn or sitting through your sniffles while watching The Notebook for the hundredth time then he’s definitely a keeper! Is he the gatekeeper of your secrets and at times your chauffeur? If the answer is yes, then rest assured ladies, you’re on the top of his priorities!
2. THE LOVER THAT GETS WITH YOUR FRIENDS (AND FAMILY)
A man who intends to be in your life for the long haul makes an excellent effort to be amicable with the people who are important to you. You know you have found your knight in shining armour when he’s as interested or concerned about the people in your life as you’re. If he remembers details like your mom’s or dad’s birthday, know for sure that he’s the one!
3. THE DREAM MAN IS A FAN