At one point or another, you’ve probably wondered what makes someone a loving person. It isn’t something that you can put your finger on, and it isn’t something that you can read about in a book or see in an online article.
There are, however, twenty-five characteristics of a loving person that we all need to strive towards if we want to be loved and make sure that our love can last forever. Let’s explore them below.
1) They accept you as you are
A loving person accepts that you are who you are and doesn’t try to change you. They love your quirks and differences, your dreams and desires. When someone loves you, they accept it as part of their life.
No matter what happens in the future, their support for you won’t waver because they’re secure in their love for you.
2) They are happy to help
Feeling loved isn’t always about getting. It’s also about giving. And a loving person is always happy to help, whether it’s picking up groceries for you when you’re sick or taking your dog for a walk when you’re busy.
A loving person knows that sometimes we all need a little help and they’re more than willing to give it.
3) They are comfortable sharing their emotions with you
What makes you feel loved? For some, it’s receiving frequent hugs and kisses. For others, it may be small acts of kindness, like when your spouse turns off the TV to listen to you vent about your day.
But one of the most important things that make someone feel loved is when their partner is comfortable sharing their emotions with them.
A loving person knows that being emotionally open and vulnerable is an important part of a relationship and they’re not afraid to show it.
4) They make time for you
In our fast-paced world, it can be easy to get caught up in our own lives and neglect the people we love. But a loving person knows that making time for those we care about is important.
No matter how busy they are, they’ll always find time for you because they know that your relationship is a priority. And not only will they make time for you, but they will also spend quality time with you and share experiences that you both enjoy.
5) They communicate with you
A loving person knows that communication is key in any relationship. They make an effort to talk to you every day, even if it’s just to check-in and see how your day is going.
And when there are problems, they work with you to solve them instead of bottling up their emotions or shutting you out.
6) They show their love for you in small ways
It’s easy to say “I love you,” but it means so much more when we back up those words with actions. A loving person shows their love for you in the small things they do every day, like making breakfast for you in the morning or taking out the trash without being asked.
It’s these small gestures that show just how much they care.
7) They make an effort to understand you
A loving person knows that in order to truly love someone, they need to understand them. They take the time to learn about your likes and dislikes, your hopes and dreams.
And when you’re feeling upset, they do their best to see things from your perspective and offer words of comfort. They know that it’s not always easy to understand someone else, but they make the effort because they care.
8) They will always forgive you
We all make mistakes, but a loving person knows how to forgive. They understand that nobody is perfect and they’re willing to overlook your shortcomings.
And even when you make the same mistake again, they don’t hold it against you. They know that forgiveness is an important part of any relationship, and they’re not afraid to show it.
9) They treat you like family
A loving person knows that family is important, and they treat you like you’re a part of their own. They include you in family gatherings and holidays, and they always make sure you feel welcome.
And even when things are tough, they’re there for you, just as they would be for any other member of their family.
10) They make you feel special
A loving person knows how to make you feel special and loved. They know the things that make you happy and they do their best to make those things a part of your life.
They also know the things that make you unhappy and they avoid them, because they want you to be happy. They know that you are the most important person in their life and they treat you accordingly.
11) They listen when you need them
A loving person is always there to listen, whether you need someone to vent to about your day or you need advice on a difficult situation.
They know that being a good listener is an important part of any relationship, and to understand each other better. They are not afraid to offer a shoulder to cry on, and they will always lend a listening ear.
12) They make sacrifices for you
A loving person is always willing to make sacrifices for you, whether it’s picking up your favorite food when they know you’re having a bad day or giving up their Saturday night plans so you can have some time to yourself.
They know that relationships require give and take, and they’re always willing to put your needs ahead of their own.
13) They celebrate your victories with you
A loving person is always happy to share in your successes, big or small. They know how hard you’ve worked and they’re the first ones to congratulate you when things go right.
And when things don’t go as planned, they’re there to support you and help you pick yourself back up again.
14) They stand by you during tough times
A loving person is always there for you, even when times are tough. They know that relationships aren’t always easy, but they’re willing to stick it out and work through the tough times together.
No matter what life throws your way, you know that they’ll be by your side, supporting you every step of the way.
15) They make you a better person
A loving person knows how to bring out the best in you. They know how to make you laugh when you’re feeling down, and they know how to push you to be your best self.
They know that relationships are a two-way street, and they always make sure that they’re doing their part to make the relationship better.
16) They make an effort to connect with you
A loving person knows that relationships require effort, and they’re always willing to put in the work. They make an effort to stay connected with you, even when life gets busy.
They know that the little things matter, and they’re always looking for ways to show you how much they care.
17) They always trust your judgment
A loving person does not have to have an answer for everything. A loving person trusts your judgment and respects your decisions, even if they are not in agreement with their own beliefs.
They know that you are an individual with your own thoughts and opinions, and they accept you for who you are.
18) They never take you for granted
A loving person knows how lucky they are to have you in their life, and they never take you for granted. They always show their appreciation for you, whether it’s through words or actions.
They know that relationships need to be nurtured, and they make sure that you always feel loved and valued.
19) They show you your worth
A loving person knows your worth, and they make sure that you always feel confident and secure in yourself. They know your strengths and weaknesses, and they accept you for who you are.
They know that you are perfectly imperfect, and they love you for it.
20) They make you feel loved
A loving person knows how to make you feel loved, whether it’s through physical touch, words of affirmation, or quality time. They know how to fill your love tank, and they make sure that you always feel loved and cherished.
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21) They accept your flaws
Of course, you have flaws- everybody does. If you don’t accept that, then your loved ones won’t either. If you are able to acknowledge your mistakes, faults, and shortcomings, your loved ones will be more willing to do so as well.
A loving person does not expect perfection, and they accept you for who you are, flaws and all.
22) They give you space when you need it
A kind, caring individual recognizes that you may require alone time at times, and they are always ready to offer you the space you require.
They know that relationships require effort, but they also know that it’s important to respect your needs and give you the time and space you need to recharge.
23) They’re always honest with you
Even when it’s not easy, a loving individual is always honest with you. They understand that honesty is the basis of every relationship, and they’re constantly up front with you, even when it’s tough.
They know that honesty is the best policy, and they always make sure that you know where they stand.
24) They encourage you to be yourself
A loving person knows that you are perfectly imperfect just the way you are, and they wouldn’t want you to change a thing. They accept you for who you are, and they encourage you to be your true self.
They know that relationships are about acceptance and unconditional love, and they make sure that you always feel loved and accepted just the way you are.
25) They make you feel comfortable
A good partner understands how to make you feel at ease in your own skin. They understand how to put you at ease, even when you don’t feel well about yourself.
This is important because when you’re with someone who loves you, you should be able to relax and be yourself without feeling self-conscious or anxious.
26) They make you feel like you belong
A loving person knows how to make you feel like you belong. They know how to make you feel like you’re a valuable part of their life, even when times are tough.
They know that relationships are about connection and belonging, and they make sure that you always feel like you’re a valuable part of their life.
25) They respect you
A loving person knows how to show you the respect you deserve. They know that relationships are built on trust and mutual respect, and they make sure that you always feel respected.
They know that respect is one of the most important ingredients in any relationship, and they make sure that you always feel valued and appreciated.
Loving people are special. They make us feel good about ourselves, they make us feel loved and accepted, and they inspire us to be better people.
If you’re fortunate enough to have someone in your life who loves you unconditionally, cherish them and never take their love for granted. We hope some of these characteristics resonate with you, and we hope they help you to see the love in your life in a new light.
Remember, love is all around us if we open our hearts and minds to it.