The 3 signs that you are a perfect match, according to a relationship expert

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  • INSIDER asked a relationship expert the signs that you and your partner are the perfect match.
  • She told us that you should accept each other and enjoy spending time alone with each other. 
  • Sometimes, though, it may all come down to trusting your gut. 

Getting into a relationship with someone is like gambling. You never truly know that something is going to work out, but you can use clues and past experiences to determine if someone actually is — or, at the very least, could be — the one.  

Sometimes, however, you can gauge if your partnership is right fairly early in the relationship. INSIDER asked dating expert and author Monique Honaman to share some signs that a couple is a perfect match and her answers may just help you figure out if your partner is the right one for you. 

You accept each other. 

Even the happiest person notice things about their partner that drive them mad. You may think a perfect match involves two people who find no fault in each other, but Honaman told INSIDER that's not the case. 

She said that unless someone's faults are huge deal-breakers for you, you'll have to accept them if you're in it for the long haul. Don't think that just because they love you that your partner will change who they are inherently.

"Too frequently couples try to change one another," she said. "I hear, 'I figured I could change that about him over time.' The reality is that if you can’t accept whatever it is you are trying to change when you are dating, don’t hold out that you can change if after you are married."

"If you are the perfect match, you are willing to accept him/her entirely," she added. "You might not prefer a certain trait, but you are willing to fully accept it."  READ MORE

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