If you love someone, you do not tip your phone away from him while you’re texting because you’re worried he’ll see the words on the screen. You do not hide contacts under false names. You no longer delete your messages every day (or just talk about Snapchat), so your partner can not find anything. You do not accept calls in the middle of the night and do not lie about where they come from.
If you love someone, you do not download Tinder just to browse through the options and imagine what it would be like to be single again to see how many matches you can get to boost your self-confidence. You do not flirt with other people, even if it is harmless, even if you do not intend to bring it from the phone for a personal encounter.
If you love someone, you do not act like you’re still single if you have not been alone for a long time. You are not lying about your relationship status to make it look like you are still free. You do not distribute your phone number to people who clearly want to sleep with you.
When you love someone, you do not get drunk and suddenly lose your self-control. You will not let a few beers or bonuses become an excuse for fraud. You do not become an entirely different person, an unfaithful person, when you are under that influence.
If you love someone, you do not constantly text your ex-partners and your attractive acquaintances so you have a backup plan if your relationship fails. You do not seduce other people and let them believe that they have a chance even though you are already in a committed relationship.
When you love someone, you do not dance with other people in the club, knowing that your partner would not like it. You do not hold anyone’s hand. You do not kiss other people. You do not have sex with other people. You save all this up for your partner.
When you love someone, you do not deliberately make the person jealous by flirting with other people in front of her. You do not call her crazy because she’s mad when you look at other people’s asses.
If you love someone, you do not always run to your ex-partner when you have a little quarrel. You do not jump into bed with the first person you see, just because you’re upset. You’re not ruining a serious relationship based on trust for a night of distraction.
When you love someone, you do not cheat your partner physically or emotionally, either in a big way or in a subtle way. You do not risk losing your partner because of your libido. You do not hurt people.
If you love someone, you do not take that love for granted. You treat her with kindness. You respect her. You never think to cheat on them.
If you love someone, you do not destroy him.
It’s that simple with love. When you love someone, you do everything to make them happy. Point.