So, your first love from high school might not have been the greatest love in the whole world but this kind of love exists and wins no matter what. Everybody gets one great love, and this kind of love is like a fairy tale. We have many love stories which are examples of great love and remind us that true love exists.
Maybe you haven’t found that one person yet but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t gonna get your one great love; you’ll just have to wait for it a little longer. But once you find your one great love, you will finally believe all the love stories that talk about a fairy tale love. And you will be grateful for all the break-ups that you had to go through… because they led you to the greatest love in the whole world.
So if you have been in a relationship with a cheater, know that you did the right thing when you decided to break up because you deserve to have true love, and it will find you no matter what. The real world might seem cruel sometimes but everything happens for a reason and once you see your one great love for the first time, you will know that it was all worth it. And you will do small things with great love.
It might not be your first love, but what’s important is that your great love will be your last love. Because this will be true love, and you will never have to break up. Whether you met in high school, on social media, or are co-workers, you will have one of the best love stories because there are a whole lot of cheaters out there in the real world but you will move away into a fantasy land with your great love.
Great love doesn’t have to start when you are in high school, nor does it have to happen with a co-worker and some love stories start on social media but what is a fact is that it happens the first time you see that person for whom you want to do small things with great love.
Read on to discover all the signs that you have found that one great love, and examples of great love stories.
20 Signs You’ve Finally Found That One Great Love
1. Everything I do, I do it for you
You probably think about your great love all the time and somehow, everything you do is about them too, in a way. When I met my future husband, my home was a mess but I bought new furniture, which included a big bed for us, so I basically changed my home to be better suited for him staying over.
And he said that when he has a bad day at work, he reminds himself to work for me, and it suddenly becomes easier to him.
2. You can’t stand being apart
When one of you is away, it hurts the other. It’s not just about missing the person a whole lot when they are away for a week because you miss them the moment they walk out of the room.
Even when they are going to go to the grocery store… you hug them like you are going to be separated forever, and you can’t stand it. Somehow your life feels empty when that one person isn’t there to make it filled with great love. That is how true love works.
3. You shop for two
You are no longer capable of buying something just for yourself. This is because your one great love is always on your mind, so you buy something for the person you love as well. It seems that you can recognize great love by buying men underwear when you go to buy yourself a bra.
Your great love is always on your mind so naturally, when you go out shopping, you will notice things that your special someone would like to have and you can’t resist the urge to buy it for them just to see the smile on their face when they see it.
4. You spend money on them
Of course, since you are constantly reminded of them when you are shopping, you will spend money on them. You will buy them anything that you think could cause a smile on your partner’s face. You will pay for dinner or surprise them with a present that shows how much they mean to you.
When we first started dating, my one great love would take me to dinner constantly and he would always surprise me by buying me something that I needed. After a month of dating, my future husband bought us two silver necklaces, each with half of a heart and our names engraved on them, which is a great idea for a gift!
5. You send them funny pictures
When a photo makes you laugh, you send it them because when they are laughing too, everything becomes funnier. After all, all you wish is for them to smile, and that’s just how great love works. Love stories are always full of laughter and happiness and once you start thinking, “This would make my honey laugh,” as soon as you see something funny… and even before you laugh at it yourself… you know you have found great love.
6. Their smile is precious to you
There is nothing more adorable than your loved one’s smile, and you will do anything to be the reason for it. The sound of your loved one laughing is the best sound in the world to you and being the source of someone’s happiness is the best thing there is.
8. Every day together is special
Special events and important dates are no longer the only days that are special and this is because every day that you spend with your one great love is special to you both.
You simply enjoy spending time together that much and there is such magic going on between you, so every time you see each other is precious to you both. You no longer need special occasions to look forward to because every date night is like a special occasion. And that’s how it goes with great love stories…
9. You understand the meaning of love
The words ‘love’ and ‘right’ now mean something more to you than before because you experience them every day in your life… When you wake up next to someone you love the most… or when you sit across from them in a restaurant and discuss what you have been up to, you will know what great love is and you will get to truly understand what it means and does to you.
You will grow so much and your partner will be your inspiration to aim to be the best version of yourself.
10. You understand corny statements
Before, you couldn’t understand the corny and dramatic statements people would make when they fell in love… but now you catch yourself saying them. “I can’t live without you,” “I would do anything for you,” “I would kill and die for you”…
These are just some of the statements that you couldn’t understand before… but now catch yourself saying, and really know they’re true and from the heart. The only thing that has changed is that you have found someone you feel so strongly about.
11. You feel a cosmic connection between you
Maybe you feel such a cosmic connection with your loved one that you even think that you’re psychic. Now you are aware of the energy and presence of your loved one all the time, even when they aren’t there. It seems like you have found your soulmate and like the universe has conspired to keep you together.
Your relationship seems kind of magical when you think about it…. You even sometimes pick up on some vibe about how your loved one is doing and you call to check in, just to see that your sixth sense is actually exactly correct. You have started to experience the world through your partner and not just yourself; it’s the universe telling you that you have found your one great love.
12. Nothing can get you down
There are always some small mishaps in life and even though these things used to drive you crazy, they aren’t as bad now. Nothing can get you down, and the small mishaps in life don’t bother you like they used to. This is because, by finding great love, you have also found inner peace and happiness and it makes you immune to anything that gets in your way of success.
13. Everything is easier
You have found that it’s easier to laugh at yourself now that you have someone who you know will love you forever and you can laugh about life’s little annoyances as well. Somehow, your great love has made everything easier, and it seems like magic.
14. Nothing can throw you off
Even a major failure or catastrophe can’t throw you off like before. Now that you have one great love by your side at all times, you have found the strength to overcome any obstacle and dealing with problems is much easier when there’s two of you.
15. You are grateful that you have found them
You have no idea how you used to deal with things before because now you don’t know how you would do it without your special someone. They are your great love, your biggest support, your strength, and your motivation. You are ready for anything now that you have your loved one beside you at all times.
16. The things you say are cheesy
You find yourself saying cheesy things that you never thought would come out of your mouth but you are being honest and talking from your own amazing life experience, where you were lucky enough to find the love of your life. You probably never thought that you would be using pet names either, did you?
17. You are living a fairy tale
What once was a first-person narrative has become a fairy tale and an epic love story. Your relationship has made your life into a fairy tale you couldn’t have dreamed of and you really feel like a princess because he treats you like one. And you thought that this kind of love happened only in romance novels and Hollywood movies.
18. Your love is stronger than anything
Even though there are bound to be some ups and downs in every relationship… you know that your love is stronger than anything. Every couple has to deal with some problems along the way but you know that your love can withstand anything that could happen.
You are on this path together and you are determined to make it work. Nothing can get in your way of living the life you have always dreamed of and sharing it with the person who made it that magical.
19. You will do anything to stay together
The two of you are determined to stay together forever… and there is nothing you wouldn’t do to ensure that that happens. Both of you are willing to do whatever it takes to make this relationship successful because you love each other that much and you know that there’s nothing that could stop you from spending the rest of your life together.
20. You will never again be alone
Now you know that you will never again be alone and that enriches every moment of your life. You are ready for everything life brings your way now that you know that there will always be someone with you to love you forever.
19 examples of great love
1. Helen and Paris
Everybody knows about the Prince of Troy, who saw the most beautiful woman in the world, according to Aphrodite and this love caused the Trojan War.
2. Mark Antony and Cleopatra
The Queen of Egypt could have had anyone and anything she wanted, but she fell for Mark Antony. They risked everything in a war on Rome and lost, so they decided to die together.
“Fool! Don’t you see now that I could have poisoned you a hundred times had I been able to live without you.”
“I will be a bridegroom in my death, and run into it as to a lover’s bad.”
3. Antinous and Hadrian
Emperor Hadrian lost his heart to a Greek student Antinous. They traveled and hunted together but Antinous died, and Hadrian built a city in his honor and named a star after him.
4. Rosamund Clifford and Henry II
Even though Henry II had a wife, his true love was the ‘Rose of the World’. He built a love nest to keep their affair a secret, but his wife had her killed at the end.
5. Beatrice and Dante
Dante met Beatrice only twice but he wrote a lot about her in his poems and in The Divine Comedy. Beatrice died, and he never saw her again.
“… she is my beatitude, the destroyer of all vices and the queen of virtue, salvation.”
6. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
The king fell for Anne Boleyn and rocked the western world to get a divorce from his wife so he could make Anne queen. But in the end, he beheaded her.
“I beg to know expressly your intention touching the love between us… having been more than a year wounded by the dart of love, and not yet sure whether I shall fail or find a place in your affection.”
7. Madame de Pompadour and Louis XV of France
Prophets told Madame de Pompadour that she would win the heart of a king, and it happened at a masked ball. Louis XV said that she was the most delicious woman in France.
8. Abigail and John Adams
Abigail got married to the Founding Father and she gave him six children, including John Quincy Adams, who was America’s sixth president and she became a political advisor and First Lady. They exchanged letters that show the strength of their love.
“And there is a tye more binding than Humanity, and stronger than Friendship… and by this chord I am not ashamed to say that I am bound, nor do I (believe) that you are wholly free from it.”
“I want to hear you think, or see your Thoughts. The Conclusion of your Letter makes my Heart throb, more than a Cannonade would. You bid me burn your Letters. But I must forget you first.”
9. Percy Shelley and Mary Godwin Shelley
The young poet and teenage daughter of a feminist ran away together to Europe and caused a scandal. Mary then wrote Frankenstein and Percy died later, and she never remarried because she said that she had been married to a genius.
“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”
“It was acting in a novel, being an incarnate romance.”
10. Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth was a respected poet who was in poor health and Robert Browning wrote to her about how he loved her verses. First, they courted in secret because their families disapproved of the relationship but, later on, they got married.
“I am not of a cold nature, & cannot bear to be treated coldly. When cold water is thrown upon a hot iron, the iron hisses.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
11. Fanny Brawne and John Keats
The poem ‘Bright Star’ was actually inspired by Fanny Brawne, Keats’ neighbor. They got engaged, but he died of tuberculosis.
12. Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein
They were a famous and inseparable couple and their literary salon in Paris was visited by Ernest Hemingway, T.S. Eliot, Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others. Their relationship gained international fame when Stein published her autobiography.
“It was Gertrude Stein who held my complete attention, as she did for all the many years I knew her until her death and all these empty ones since them. She was a golden brown presence, burned by the Tuscan sun and with a golden glint in her warm brown hair.”
Alice B. Toklas
13. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Frida visited Rivera’s studio, searching for career advice, but found love. She was the most important part of his life until she died.
“She had unusual dignity and self-assurance, and there was a strange fire in her eyes.”
“You deserve a lover who listens when you sing, who supports you when you feel shame and respects your freedom; who flies with you and isn’t afraid to fall. You deserve a lover who takes away the lies and brings you hope, coffee, and poetry.”
14. King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson
The church and government didn’t like the idea of them getting married so Edward chose to abdicate the throne just so he could spend the rest of his life with the woman he loved.
“I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.”
King Edward VIII
15. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman
They met on set and got married after the movie The Long, Hot Summer and they stayed together until Paul Newman died.
“I have a steak at home. Why should I go out for hamburger?”
16. Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly left Hollywood behind to become the Princess of Monaco and the prince never remarried after her tragic death.
17. John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette
They got married in secret because they wanted to keep their relationship away from the eyes of the public and they tried to live like a normal married couple.
18. George Clooney and Amal Clooney
Clooney was a bachelor for a long time, and he could have had any woman in the world but he chose a British human rights lawyer and proposed to her with the song ‘Why Shouldn’t I?’
19. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Our hearts were captured when Prince Harry married a TV star, Meghan Markle. She was accepted by the Royal Family since it was clear that the prince was in love.