One of the biggest dreams of girls is finding the perfect man, dubbed “Mr. Right”. There is no standard format on where you'll meet him, what he'll look like, or how long it takes to find him, but every woman has her own version of what “Mr. Right” will be like. So how do you know when you've found him?
First, are you compatible? This may seem like a funny question to ask right off the bat, since most people who are in relationships assume they are, but that's not always the case. Your boyfriend doesn't need to be opposite you and he doesn't need to be exactly like you. There should be enough of a blending of both. You don't always need to agree, but can you disagree on subjects without it leading to a huge fight? If you can't he might not be the Mr. Right you thought he was.
Does it make you smile just knowing that you're about to see him? This isn't referring to that “this is a new relationship so I don't want to leave your side” sort of smile that lasts during the “honeymoon” phase of the relationship. When the relationship is new, it's normal to have that feeling. The trick is to still have that feeling after you've been dating for six months, a year, two years, five years.
You also might have found “Mr. Right” if it's easy to talk to him. Communication is important in a relationship, and that's where many relationships go wrong. After being together for a while, sometimes it gets hard to find things to talk about. The trick is still being able to carry on deep, meaningful conversations after you've been together for a while. He should listen to your needs, and you should be able to honestly approach him with your feelings.
A final really good way to tell if you found “Mr. Right” is if he thinks of you first. He doesn't always have to think about you. That would be absurd. However, if he brings you little gifts for no reason or shows up to spend time with you when you weren't expecting, then he's taking the initiative to show that he cares. Don't always expect big, valiant gestures, either. Sometimes the small things are the ones that count the most.
The main thing to truly knowing if you have found “Mr. Right” is if you're happy. You don't necessarily need to be happy every moment of the day, but if you reflect on your time together and can conclude that you're happy more often than not and he still feels like “the one”, even after you've been together for a while, then he just may be your “Mr. Right”.