Many adults understand what it’s like to be in a relationship, but they may be unsure whether they’re ready to fall in love. We may believe we want to be in love, but we often don’t know where to begin or how to get to the finish line of meeting a companion who loves us back. Maybe you’re already in love but aren’t sure if you’re ready to commit to this person. Or perhaps you’re detecting signals that he’s falling in love and want to ensure that you’re ready to reciprocate his sentiments. The good news is that the majority of signals that we are ready for love originate from within. They are neither expensive nor time-consuming. They are ingrained in our personalities and interior selves during the course of our lives. You may not be ready to love someone else until you have discovered true love within yourself. Loving oneself entails seeing yourself objectively, being compassionate and forgiving of yourself, and being mindful of your own energy and time. Starting from a positive place makes it much easier to sincerely love someone and maintain a healthy, long-term connection with them. Many people locate their worth and identity in another person, which can doom a new relationship from the beginning and make you feel even worse when it ends.