Leighton Meester has high hopes for true love.  According to People, the Gossip Girl star is looking for the kind of relationship that her character on the show, Blair, shares with onscreen love, Chuck Bass (Ed Westwick).  “Because the way they love each other is very real, and not for the sake of being dramatic,” says Meester.  Though 24 and single, the accomplished actress is far from giving up. “It’s okay if you don’t find him and you’re 24.  You can find it someday.”

How do you know when you’ve found “real” love?

Cupid’s Advice:

Leighton Meester says, “Real love is not for the sake of being dramatic.”  If you’re not sure whether you’re in love or not, Cupid has a few telling signs:

1. It goes deeper than looks: Make sure you enjoy talking to your partner just as much as you like looking at him. If you find yourself constantly fixated on your partner’s physical appearance, you make be confusing love with lust.

2. It’s not just physical: If your relationship is more physical than it is emotional, it’s probably not love. You should be getting to know your partner inside and out.  When its’ time to say, “I do,” you should be looking forward to more than the honeymoon.

3. You make sacrafices: The biggest sign of love is putting your partner’s needs before your own.  Sometimes you have to make sacrifices, even if they’re small.  If you’re always thinking what this person can do to help you instead of what you can do to help them, you’re probably not in love yet.