I Didn’t Know Love Could Be So Amazing Until I Met My Boyfriend

I used to think that fairytale loves deserved to remain in cheesy movies… until I met my boyfriend. Now, I feel like the star in my own romantic film, and every day I can’t believe that I found such an amazing partner. How did I get so lucky?

  1. I never thought it would happen. I had a string of terrible relationships in the past, which made me quite guarded and jaded. If someone had told me after I’d dated so many cheats and liars that I’d soon meet an amazing guy, I’d have told them to stop smoking illegal substances.
  2. Our meeting was like a fairy tale. We “met” on a dating app and then met IRL about a week afterwards. When I saw him, his first words to me were “Oh my God, you’re gorgeous.” I still smile at the memory. I thought this stuff only happened in love stories, and I can’t believe it’s really my life.
  3. He’s exactly what I want. This guy is the male version of me. He’s funny, he makes me feel happy, and he’s chivalrous, which is an almost extinct quality in a lot of men these days. He totally gets what I’m about because we’re so similar. I couldn’t have dreamed up a better guy if I tried.
  4. I never get tired of him. I can just sit and chill with him without needing anything else. I’m perfectly content just lounging around with him in our pajamas instead of jet-setting to a faraway location for a vacation. No matter how much time I spend with him, I just never get sick of him.
  5. He helps me grow. Being with him isn’t just a happy existence; he’s made me grow. Thanks to him, I’ve learned how to deal with my anxiety better, to give people a second chance, and not forget that every day has the potential for laughter, no matter how dark it is.
  6. He values me. For the first time in my life, I’m with a guy who genuinely values me. He shows me how much he loves me in everyday life without making me wonder if his appreciation is genuine. It’s such a comforting feeling.
  7. He lets me bliss out instead of freak out. I never have to worry about what he’s really thinking or if he’s not being sincere. He’s open and honest with me, which makes me feel I can just enjoy myself and trust him instead of worrying so much about bad things happening.
  8. He shows me that real love does existHe’s reinstated my faith in real love. Before he came along, I was meeting guys who were either physically attractive to me or emotionally connected to me; I could never get both in the same package. I wondered if I’d ever meet someone who connected with me on all levels. But this guy is, proving to me that there are great loves out there.
  9. He makes me feel good to be myself. I used to be so shy and guarded, but he’s helped me to feel comfortable because he accepts and loves me for who I am. Even when I’m freaking out about a spider on the wall or losing my mind over something stupid, he finds me adorable instead of weird.
  10. He supports me no matter what. In previous relationships, I was always the one to support my partner, but I never really got that in return. But this guy is a soft place to fall. I know he’s got my back no matter what. He’s proven to me that he’ll drop everything to be there for me.
  11. Our relationship doesn’t feel like work. I was always told that relationships were hard work, and I totally get that they can be. But this relationship is a reminder that they can also be fun! I don’t feel like we have to do much to keep things going. We’re happy and get along so well that it’s mostly smooth sailing.
  12. He’s sexy in and out of the bedroom. The sex is great, but it’s so much more than that. My unicorn of a partner is affectionate even when it doesn’t have to lead to sex, which is so refreshing and makes me feel loved. Lying in his arms and falling asleep with my head on his chest is intimacy on a whole other level.
  13. He’s sane. I know this seems like something ordinary, but it’s actually a pretty rare find in the dating world! So many guys out there have such serious issues that finding someone who acts like a normal human being is quite a find. This guy is healthy and has high emotional intelligence, which makes him awesome to be around.
  14. He’s got no red flagsI know that everyone has some flaws, but this guy doesn’t do anything that makes me doubt if he’s a good match for me. He doesn’t lie or pretend to be something he’s not. For the first time in my life, my relationship isn’t something that’s about to detonate. It feels great!
Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.