A friend of mine once asked me this question, and I was like, "Errr... Hmmm..." Honestly I didn't know how to respond. If you're familiar with my track record, you will realize that I really am no expert when it comes to courtship and relationships so why even bother asking? LOL
But it made me think and reflect. In our lifetime, we meet a lot of people from different backgrounds and with various personality types. Some will leave a somewhat positive impression, and some will not. Some will share common interests, and some will not. Some you will automatically like and make a connection with, and then some, well... it will have to take time I guess.
So... how would you know? I am amazed how some people claim that they just know. Some credit it to certain 'signs' and some, prayers that were answered. I know of this couple who only took a week or two to change their Facebook status from "in a relationship" to "engaged". I am still wondering, don't they believe in long courtship?
Twice in my life I thought I had found "The One", but you see, I'm not in any relationship at the moment so obviously I was mistaken.
Finding someone who reciprocates your feelings is not a guarantee. Being in a relationship is also not a guarantee. Heck, even those married ones break up.
So again, how would you know if you have already found 'The One'?
Is it something that you will instantaneously know? Is it a feeling, a hunch maybe, or a decision that you have to make? Is it destiny? Is there even such a thing as destiny?
I don't know... I'm not really sure...
But there's this one thing that I am really praying and hoping for,
That one day,
Everything will fall into place.
'Coz when that time comes,
I will be prepared,
And you, whoever you are, will be too,
Then all the waiting will be over.
Our paths will finally cross.