Trust, to me, means safety, security, confidence, openness and honesty.
Trust. Can there be love without trust? I do not believe love relies upon trust to exist. However, for love to be experienced, received or grow, trust is required. Trust can only grow where there is openness. Love can only grow where there is trust.
People sometimes tell you what they think you want to hear, thinking that will satisfy. However, we humans are more transparent than we think. Instinct sees right through dishonest communications. If you want to become a lie detector, become truly self aware, authentic and transparent. Honesty see honesty. Authenticity sees authenticity. Clarity sees clarity. The opposite is also true.
One thing is for sure, that I believe, is that you can always trust that people are being themselves, whether their communication is honest or dishonest. And when a person shows you who they are, you should believe them.
Love is... trust!
firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something.