The idea of true love is attractive. The thing is, it’s not always about perfection and fancy meals.

Sometimes true love revolves around the simplest of pleasures.

After all, true love lasts a lifetime and during an entire life, some things shared by those who are meant to be together may be quiet and uneventful.

That’s the beauty of it, really.

True love is filled with a myriad of moments where you enjoy each other’s company, in many ways.

Illustrator Nidhi Chanani created a series of inspirational pictures showing what true love really looks like. Enjoy!

1. Self-Expression


True love expresses itself. If you have a favorite song, and he wants to sing it, know that he is trying to make you smile, impress you or simply create a special connection. He may want to play guitar or some other instrument, just to add music to your favorite tune.

Whether he sounds like a wounded animal or an angel, you will be in awe. True love thrives in self-expressions like these, even in imperfection.

2. Learning From Each Other


You can never learn too many things, especially when your true love is teaching you. It’s an exchange, really. If she knows how to cook or clean better than you, then be content to learn.

There are things that you can teach her as well, such as sports or mechanics. You may be surprised at how much she is willing to learn from you. This is part of spending time with the love of your life.

3. Retaining Youth


One way to know you have found your true love is to pay attention to how you feel around them. If he acts like a kid along with you, then he feels comfortable connecting with his youth in your presence.

If you enjoy acting silly together, then congratulations, you are meant to be together – at least, this is a great sign. When not acting your age, you will feel that you don’t care what anyone else thinks. For that moment, he is a kid and you are too!

4. Comfortably Uncomfortable


When you are with your true love, it doesn’t matter what’s happening around you. So she’s having a bad day – car trouble, lost a job or simply having a rough time with life in general – it’s still okay to smile.

You being the light in her life at this moment is beneficial to growing the relationship. If the two of you can find happiness during hard times, this means everything.

5. Sharing Interests


Amidst all the differences, there are similarities between those who are in love. If he loves to play video games, and suddenly you feel interested, this creates a bond that isn’t easily broken.

Paired with attraction, having things in common can add an added dimension to the relationship. If you spend time with him, sharing some of his interests, then you may have found your true love. It’s okay if some of these common interests develop over time.

6. Appreciating Time Outside


There is something magical about being outside, enjoying nature. True love thrives from time outdoors. If she loves to take walks, go swimming or camping, then joining in the fun strengthens the bond between you two.

Fresh air and adventure are something shared between those who are truly in love. An added bonus – health improves dramatically, providing energy to enjoy even more things together.

7. Do Your Own Thing, Together


You don’t have to be doing the same thing to enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes he may want to play a game while you read a book.

If he is lying in bed watching a video on his phone, and you want to retain that special connection, lay beside him and listen to some music on your headphones. Being near each other, without interacting, can prove your love is stable and strong.

8. Love Till The End


So, her hair is turning gray and her face is lined with life experiences – you may not notice any of this. The love you have for each other is strong and lasts a lifetime. You have many stories to tell and still love to be in the company of one another, that says a lot. True love grows old together.

Yes, true love is beautiful, true love is real, it resides in those whose bond is never broken by life’s circumstances.It resides in those who find comfort in doing the mundane things of life, just as with enjoying those spectacular adventures.

True love lasts forever, literally, and true love is one of the most important aspects of true happiness. You know when it’s true! So, always make the most of your time together.

  • Image Credits:Nidhi Chanani
  • The artist’s Facebook page

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This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Manel Weeratunge

    interesting! good illustration & writing! More compatible how i think love should be in 2 people! Ability to compromise is the Key! 2 people living as one! Once truely love “I ” form goes . All think about “we” format.

    Most of the time what I hear what man wants? How women should be? not very much how man should be!
    They do not talk that much about that each person’s thinking, feeling,,acting, have an big IMPACT on each other’s next moment’s happiness, next moment’s feeling, next moment,s response towards from each other !

    This goes as spiral form! or like domino action or waves of ocean.!

    Action and Reaction are equal & opposite!, Cause & Effect,, Similar thinking,of them, Their future, in the same wave length form , same hobbies, or Adaptability, flexibility, caring & sharing attitudes very important!
    Never act fake way just to make them happy temporarily! If so, Next is disaster!
    Love of Two people is the only way that can be honest to each other & able to share anything in life! I feel most honest way is sharing all that before making commitment to each other!
    In that way you are are giving the freedom to both, before making an decision and big commitment! That is why it is great if they can become great friends at first!

  2. Candy Penesis

    Awww. So true and so nice. Guess we’re on the right track then.

  3. Ellen V A Ball




  5. Sucheta Sanyal

    Very sexist explanation. Belong to the 1940s.

    1. Marilyn Ruptash

      How is this sexist in any way?

    2. Heidi Goddyn

      Sucheta Sanyal How many cats do you have?

    3. Sucheta Sanyal

      What has that got to do with anything?

    4. Heidi Goddyn

      Oh … Nothing …

  6. Diana Eftimie

    In a perfect world…

  7. René Dionne

    Puppy love is for children.
    When you have lived a long time,you learn that this kind of love is not satisfactory for very long.

    1. Vonda Gee

      I’m not too sure what this article said, but when a certain level of innocence (in the sense of a genuine connection) based on nothing else outside of am intetest in being connected (not for opportunity or security or the likes)…..
      “Puppy Love” works well between both individuals. As the desire for it comes from both people…..doesn’t matter how long they are togethet

  8. Akinyi Oyuke


  9. Shirlee Campanella

    perfectly imperfect

  10. Kendra Liberty

    I think the closeness and lack of simple aggravation shown in pics is helpful but who really has these things. Sad truth.

  11. Angelique Gendron

    I like this

  12. Kerry Francisco

    So sweet and can be done…living simple and finding the happy in all you do…

  13. Alyce Clare


  14. Mihaela Dima

    Bibi al meu! Stefan Pace Dima <3

  15. Susovan Chakraborty


  16. Vonda Gee

    What true love lks like?!? #Interesting

  17. Jasmin Ately

    I love it and totally agree.

  18. Taylor Hazeldine

    Very true

  19. Mike Loyd

    Good morning

  20. Dana Tracy


  21. Mike Loyd

    Dana Tracy
    My sun is rising, and your sun is downing.
    Good morning my sunshine, and good night to your frowning.

  22. Mike Loyd

    For some reason a poem came to me lol

  23. Heidi Goddyn

    Beautiful !

  24. Dana Tracy

    You’re a poet and you didn’t know it that’s why

  25. Moody Moe


  26. Charles Weakley

    Too bad for me that I likely won’t experience any of that any time in the near future.

  27. Cat Macapagal-Elpedes

    All of the above but most especially no. 8 ❤❤❤ Noel Dybongco

  28. Sarah Howard

    i love you so so much! ❤

  29. Leslie Valenzuela

    All of this is us honeybear, Alhamduliah ❤️❤️❤️ I love you

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