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Carly Spindel is a dating and relationship expert. Carly was trained by Janis Spindel, the Matchmaker to all Matchmakers, and has been unofficially in the matchmaking industry her entire life. For the past six years, she's been matching happy couples and is responsible for getting 80 couples married — so it's safe to say she knows a thing or two about relationships. Here, she shares a few signs that you may have found your happily ever after on your very first date.
Some couples meet and they instantaneously know they're meant to be. After being a seasoned dater, it's amazing when you meet someone who is everything you wanted and your parents told you existed, all in one person. Here are five signs that he's the one on the first date.
1. You Just Know It
Sometimes, on the first date, you have an instant of clarity when you just know. You have a sudden moment when you finally "get it." It's an overwhelming feeling of realization that you've never experienced before. The guy you're out with may not be the person you thought you'd end up with. Most of the time, he's the exact opposite. When you have an "aha" moment, it's not something to ignore.
2. The Chemistry Is Overwhelming
You're incredibly, utterly, can't stop thinking about it attracted to him. The chemistry is so overwhelming you don't know what to do with yourself.
3. You Feel Like You've Known Each Other Your Whole Life
Even though you only met a few hours ago, you have an unexplainable connection. You feel like you've known each other forever. You don't want the date to end and you want to see him again as soon as you can.
4. He's Not What You Expected
If you've ever imagined who your future husband would be, this man is the exact opposite. He's not what you expected; he's almost better. You're drawn to him in a way that you've never felt before.
5. You've Never Felt Like This Before
This feels different than anyone else you've ever meant. It might be indescribable in a way that you can't quite pinpoint, and that's okay. Whatever this feeling is, you hope you'll feel it for the rest of your life.
On the date, he made you feel smart, funny, pretty, and amazing —l ike the best version of yourself. You felt like he brought out the best part of you. Sometimes it's that easy. Even though you just met, you know he understands an essential part of you and you can't explain or articulate it. It's an amazing feeling, and one you must have with the man you're going marry.