Selected answers from people who entered Pique Newsmagazines Valentines Day contest and responded to the skill-testing question: How do you know he or she is the one?
"When youre with each other, your worlds become one, existence on the outside of your bubble carries on; yet comes to a halt. As you look into each other; you find comfort and familiarity with each others thoughts. As words can not express, the feeling thats created with in. The feeling of love. Thats when you know he or she is the one."
"When it doesnt matter about the diamond, the size of the wedding or your parents blessing. The only thing that matters is that you will go through thick and thin to forever be together."
"She is like a stained glass window, beautiful on the outside, even more beautiful on the inside, helping me see things in a different light, and making my world a little more colourful."
"The kind of magic which comes from a simple touch, a casual glance, an unexpected kiss and sometimes, never needing to say a word."
"When you can be doing absolutely nothing together and still enjoy each others company."
"When you look forward to seeing him at the end of every day. When you think of him and breathing is easier."
"When you no longer have to ask yourself the question."
"I knew my now husband Erik was the one because on his 31 st birthday (11/2 years ago) he rode a sport bike for four hours, then flew on a plane from Seattle to San Jose, California to meet me for the first time. We survived a long distance relationship for one and a half years, then finally tied the knot (8/9/03) in Whistler. Thats Love!"
"I knew he was the one when the thought of packing up my life in Australia to be with him became something I wanted instead of something that I feared."
"When you learn that your love doesnt consist of gazing at each other but looking together in the same direction."
"After a cracked tibia and fibula, EI and pushing my boyfriend to and from the village in a wheelchair, I realized he is the one. His love makes my world more beautiful every day."
"When you can sit beside him/her for an hour without saying anything and the silence doesnt make you uncomfortable."
"She is not the woman that I can live with she is the woman that I cant live without!"
"When I hear my three favourite words on a perfect morning at the top of an untouched run:You go first."
"When you truly understand what unconditional love is; and that word describes your world with him."
"When he lets you use the family pass on a 50 cm bluebird day while he stays home minding the kids."
"When Im willing to eat Kraft Dinner for three months straight so I can buy her the ring she really deserves."
She is there for me when I am away
My body might be far but our spirits are connected
She feels my love, pain, happiness and sorrow
She heals me
With her aid, I have learned how to honour, love, respect and forgive
And for this I am thankful
She makes me whole
I love you Jennifer
"When he makes you smile so much your face starts to hurt."