We have all asked ourselves at one point if time if the person we were seeing was the one we were destined to be with. It's a question that crosses our minds whether we truly want to know or not. Sometimes you just know and well, other times you have to dig a bit deeper to figure it all out. But like they say, all things in due time. Although our first instinct would be to rush things to see where we end up, rushing only leaves you hurt and alone in the end.
If two are meant to be together, they will -- no questions asked. The movies make it seem so easy, but if you've been in love before than you know it's the furthest from easy. Is it worth it? Of course. You may not know now, but you will when the time is right. As for these women quoted below, Cosmopolitan got a little personal and found out just how these ladies knew they had met the one.
Disclaimer: the fourth and fifth ones are absolutely adords.
"I opened the door, and he stood there wide-eyed and said, 'Please let me in. I am not giving up on you ever!'"
"I've been with my now fiancé for 2.5 years and I knew he was The One when we'd only been dating for only two months when we got in a huge argument over the phone. I told him I never want to see him again, which was very dramatic. About 45 minutes later, the doorbell rang. I opened the door, and he stood there wide-eyed and said, 'Please let me in. I am not giving up on you ever!' I've never experienced a man actually arriving at my door after a huge argument, holding wine and cheese, and telling me he won't give up on me and on us. It was such a big gesture and made me feel so safe and wanted, no matter how bad things got. I just knew he was The One, despite the fact that we didn't know each other that long. He proposed to me a year later, and now we're getting married! It's the hard times that reveal true love." —Vivi, 28
"I couldn't believe I had just spent six hours talking to a complete stranger with no awkward silences."
"I had a pretty good feeling my now-husband was the one when our first date lasted for six full hours. It started with brunch, then a long walk along the beach until sunset, then dessert and coffee. I couldn't believe I had just spent six hours talking to a complete stranger with no awkward silences, and feeling like we had known each other forever. I never in a million years imagined I could click so quickly with someone." —Miriam, 33
"I went in one day to see the sandwich and he'd named the sandwich the 'Leo Loves Amy.'"
"My now-husband had been eating sandwiches at this small place by his office for months. If you racked up enough points, they gave you one chance to name a sandwich after yourself, which he did. I went in one day to see the sandwich and he'd named the sandwich the 'Leo Loves Amy.' They printed a special menu for us and everything." —Amy, 37
"He has always stood right beside me to remind me of who I really am."
"I knew pretty early that my boyfriend was The One. I've hit a lot of lows in the six months we have been together and he has still wanted to be right beside me to remind me of who I really am."—Amie, 27
"I turned around to see that he was putting change in all of the meters on the block so that people wouldn't have to run out into the cold to fill their meters."
"I met my fiancé online just over two years ago. I had just come out of a relationship, so I was really guarded at the beginning. About two months into the relationship, he told me he wanted to take me to one of his favorite breakfast spots. We got our food and had a great time laughing over breakfast and talking about our favorite spots in the city. As we headed outside, I made a beeline for the car and then turned around to see that he was putting change in all of the meters on the block so that people wouldn't have to run out into the cold to fill their meters. It was at that exact moment that I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I love him.' It may have been small, but for someone to be so amazing to me and to people he didn't even know told me he was a keeper. Our wedding is in September." —Jessica, 26
How did you know that he/she was the one?
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