Love is one of the most superior feelings that we can feel for a special someone. When we’re in love we feel great, we look at life in a positive and enthusiastic way, simply said – we feel fulfilled and happy. However, it’s not easy to find love or ‘the one’. And even if we manage to find it, it’s not easy to make it last. Being in a committed long-standing relationship, either with the opposite or same sex, requires a lot of hard work, dedication and nurture. Take a look at some basic rules to find love and how to keep it. 

Know and love yourself

In order to be able to love someone and to have someone love you back, you need to know and love yourself first. In this way, you present yourself as a healthy, confident and self-worth individual. You have to accept yourself the way you are in order for other people to accept you. People are attracted to people who glow in positive energy, who love themselves the way they are and who are enthusiastic as well as energetic. When you grasp this idea and apply it to your life and way of thinking, you’ll see, other people will be more attracted to you and your personality. There are more chances to meet the man or the woman of your life!

Be happy and content with your life

Always strive to be an even better version of yourself. Fulfil yourself with a life you adore – live in a house or an apartment you like, do a job you enjoy and make personal connections with people who have a good impact on you and who you feel joyful with. Build a life you love and other people will simply feel that energy. Being happy and content sometimes feels impossible as we tend to overthink and complicate a lot of simple things in our lives. We should focus on the things that matter and build our lives around them. 

Look for the right person

Think about the right person for you – imagine what would your life partner look like and be like. Make sure you know what you want or what you don’t want in a partner. Finding the right person isn’t easy – it takes some time even when you meet someone to get to know them better and decide whether it’s love or not. When searching for a potential partner, make sure you balance out their positive and negative sides to see which side prevails. In today’s day and age, there are a lot of places we can find love. Besides those traditional ones, at all kinds of social gatherings, parties, bars and clubs, many people find their ideal partner online or via dating agencies. In an array of dating apps and websites, it’s not easy to find the right one for you. For example, if you’re a gay man in need of a lifelong partner, one of the possibilities is Beau Brummell Introductions – an agency that helps single gay men find true love and long-lasting relationships.

Get rid of all the negative feelings

It’s important to get rid of all the negative feelings and people in your life as well. You’ll see, once you do that, your life, the way of thinking and approach to different situations will be much better and more positive. Negativity only brings bad things in all aspects of our lives. Once you’re completely free of these negative emotions, you’ll also attract people who are alike. 

Be open, honest and giving in a relationship

And when you finally meet that special someone, make sure you’re honest, open and giving in that relationship. All long-lasting relationships base themselves on these elementary things and they require putting some effort into them. You need to nurture your relationship in the way you would nurture a plant in order for it to grow. Always say what’s on your mind and share potential issues or problems bothering you – don’t keep these feelings bottled up. 

So, the key steps to finding and maintaining a relationship start with you feeling good about yourself, being happy, getting rid of negative feelings, being open, honest and giving – and the success in finding true love and keeping it is guaranteed.

Jasmine Anderson is a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Australia. She is an incurable daydreamer, who finds inspiration in little, everyday moments. Spending time at her cozy home office with her two cats, writing her blog, is her favorite thing in the world.