Lifelong Love Looks Like This

Happy Couple - True Love Looks Like This - Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York

Wondering what a successful relationship looks like? New York photographer Brandon Stanton has captured some time-tested relationships at the height of their commitment.

Below, some of his photographed couples share their top tips for making it through the years successfully. But don’t take our word for it—read for yourself! Perhaps his roving lens has uncovered some lessons we can all learn from.

 

Tip #1. Maintaining a Great Sense of Humour:

Photographer: “What’s your favourite thing about your wife?”

Man: “I can’t say that in public!”

Happy Couple 1 - True Love Looks Like This - Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York

 

Tip #2. And an Equally Great Sense of Passion:

Photographer: “What’s your favourite thing about your wife?”

Man: “She’s sexy!”

Happy Couple 2 - True Love Looks Like This - Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York

 

Tip #3. Being Sweet and Sensitive (Even Secretly):

Woman: “He’s really sweet and sensitive.”

Man [Rolling eyes]: “Oh God”

Happy Couple 3 - True Love Looks Like This - Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York

 

Tip #4. Dedication.

Man: “I visit her every day. Even when the mind is gone, the heart shows through.”

Happy Couple 4 - True Love Looks Like This - Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York

 

Tip #5. Shared Ideals and Dreams.

Woman: “We were both involved in the Civil Rights Movement. We met 47 years ago on a picket line.”

Happy Couple 5 - True Love Looks Like This - Brandon Stanton - Humans of New York

See more of the same and other great pics at Brandon’s website Humans of New York.

Do You Have Something (or Someone!) Inspiring to Share?

Know any inspirational couples who made it through the years?  Or are you part of one yourself? What are your top tips for a relationship that goes the extra mile? What’s really important?

 

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