Finding someone you’re truly compatible with in many ways isn’t easy. When you finally do find someone who checks all the boxes, it’s only natural to feel like maybe this could be “The One. According to experts, knowing the difference can prevent you from staying in a relationship that isn’t built on actual love. You’re probably aware of what that looks like. Most importantly, you have similar views on marriage and kids. Love, on the other hand, is a deeper emotion that you feel for another person. According to Ziegler, it compels you to be near them, to help them, to support them, to nurture them, and to do everything you can to protect them. You’re very in-sync but tend to act more like friends or friends with benefits, than two people who are actually in love. When you’re in a relationship based on compatibility, you feel safe.