Cupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Surfer Bethany Hamilton Announces Her EngagementCupid's Pulse Article: Celebrity News: Surfer Bethany Hamilton Announces Her Engagement

By Kerri Sheehan

Professional surfer and shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton recently announced that she is set to walk down the aisle with fiancée, Adam Dirks, reports People. The pair’s first “date” involved them jumping off a 40 foot cliff into the ocean, something that both of them site as a reason they fell for each other. On her blog, Hamilton announced the engagement and said, “I know Adam and I are right for each other. Neither of us is perfect, but in my eyes Adam is just right and I’m thankful to have someone so perfectly perfect to share life with as one.”

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

Cupid’s Advice: 

With so many guys on the prowl, it’s hard to tell if you’ve really found the right one or just another flop. Cupid has some advice:

1. They love you for you: Your significant other’s job is not to tell you your faults. Their admiration for you should be high enough that even on the worst of days they appreciate you for who you are, rather than what they want you to be. “The One” should take great pride in who you are and the choices that you make and never try to change you to suit their preferences. Their preference should be you anyway!

2. You have similar goals:  We’ve all been in that relationship where you feel like you’re perfect for one another until talk of the future gets brought up. Maybe they see themselves living in the country while you’re a city slicker or perhaps children are in the cards for them whereas you prefer to be kid-free. Compatibility is the key to making a long-term relationship happy and fulfilled.

3. Even the mundane seems exciting: When you’ve truly found “The One” suddenly the minutest activities are fun.  Being with them is never boring as just their presence is enough to spice up your day. Marriages are meant to last a long time so if you’re bored after just a year or two it is unlikely that the relationship will last the test of time.

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