When you find someone who gets you, it’s likely you’ll know right away. Maybe it’s their welcoming eyes, or the uncanny similarities you begin to notice as you get to know each other.

No matter what it is, here are the things you experience when you find your person:

1. It’s electric.

It sounds clichéd, but it really is the best way to describe it. It’s more than chemistry; this electricity will capture your full attention.

You’ll be so strongly drawn to him or her that when you’re together, nothing else matters. You will thrive off each other’s energy.

There will, of course, be an undeniable physical attraction; this is part of what drew you to them in the first place. But, you’ll soon realize it’s much more than just physical.

You’ll find yourself attracted to their character. They will make you feel good both physically and mentally.

2. It’s effortless.

When you find someone who gets you, you won’t need to put on a show to impress each other because they appreciate the real you.

Things you used to worry about will no longer be problems, and it’ll be refreshing to not be consumed by unnecessary details. There’s no judgment from either side.

Your relationship will come naturally, and the walls you once built after getting hurt so many times, the ones you thought were indestructible, will start to crumble.

3. It’s simple.

The absence of words is just fine when you’re with him. You’ll learn that silence can bring two people closer together, and you’ll realize how peaceful it is not to have the pressure to fill every moment with words.

4. It’s also complex.

It’s complex in the sense that it’s hard to explain your connection to an outsider. It’s intense and peaceful, intimate and playful all at the same time.

5. It’s a little bit frightening.

You’ll share things that you never thought you would share with anyone, and thoughts you never thought you could express aloud.

You will feel vulnerable, but for some reason, it won’t stop you from opening up.

6. It’s familiar.

You’ll enjoy your time apart, but being around each other is calming. When you’re together, you’ll feel protected from everything bad in the world.

You’ll feel like you’re exactly where you should be.

7. It’s worth waiting for.

You’ll finally feel you don’t have to explain why you are the way you are. You won’t have to pretend or justify your actions anymore.

When you find someone who understands you, you’ll soon realize he’ll help you better understand yourself.

You will teach each other so much and that relationships are challenging at times, but they should never be emotionally draining and no matter what the circumstances are, you should never settle.

You will learn that your uniqueness is what makes you attractive, and there is someone in this world who understands you.

And being understood is truly the greatest gift he could ever give you.