Love is able to bring the most broken of hearts into the best of conditions. That’s why a lot of us can spend entire lifetimes searching for the perfect kind of love. Those who are still left waiting in the wings, hoping that true love hits them soon, just enjoy the wait. Know that your patience will be worth it once the true love of your life comes along.

And when it does, here are 6 things that will happen for sure:

1. You will know what it really feels like to trust someone.

Trust is such a heavy and loaded word. It’s not something that we can just give to anyone. It takes a lot of time, effort, and experiences to earn someone’s trust. And once you do find the love of your life, you will really understand what it means to place all your trust into someone.

2. You will be each other’s source for happiness and laughter.

As you grow older, your looks will fade, but that won’t necessarily be an issue. When you’re in love with someone, what matters the most is that you make each other smile and laugh on a daily basis.

3. You will learn the value of respect.

Because of your immense love for this person, you will also know what it means to truly respect someone. You treat her life and her feelings as your own, and any assault on her dignity is an assault on yours.