Karina Smirnoff may have won a Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing With the Stars, but rumor has it that she’s lost baseballer Brad Penny.  According to UsMagazine.com, the 30-year-old professional dancer is no longer in a relationship with the Penny.  The duo went public with their relationship in 2009, but in October of this year they decided to postpone their wedding due to “conflicting schedules.”  Despite wanting to spend more time together, they have now separated.

How do you know when you’ve found “the one”?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can take a lot of bad relationships ending in hurt feelings to finally find “the one.”  Cupid has some ways to know it’s true love:

1. Communication is key: You have no trouble talking and there’s never an awkward silence.  If you find that you can talk to your sweetheart about anything without being bored, that is indicative of a lifelong compatibility.  If you find that your love has the qualities you like, and none of the qualities you don’t, it’s a good sign.

2. One in the same: If your life goals are similar, that’s important.  It’s nice to be in love, but if you have no common life goals, trouble can occur quickly.

3. Predict the future: When you think of your future and you can’t imagine your partner not being there, he or she may be “the one”.  If you find yourself thinking about making a family with them, building a home with them or even just find yourself planning the wedding, that may mean that they’re meant to be in your future.

How did you know your partner was the one? Share your story below.