What are the signs you are in love?
There are many different ways to define love.
Some people feel that they are in love if they experience a feeling of euphoria when they see the person they love.
Others believe that love is a commitment, an obligation and a duty.
Some people feel that love is just an illusion and it doesn’t exist at all.
However, there is one thing that most people agree on: Love can be difficult to define and even harder to explain.
It’s easy to say “I love my family” or “I love my friends,” but what about romantic relationships?
What does it mean when you fall in love?
How do you know if you are really in love?
Here are some signs that can help you figure out if what you’re feeling for someone is more than just infatuation or attraction:
15 Signs You Are in Love
1. You want to be with them as much as possible
When you’re in love with someone, you want to spend as much time together as possible with them and can’t bear the thought of being apart for long periods.
That’s because spending time with them makes you happy — and happiness is one of the hallmarks of being in love.
So you miss them when they’re not around and are eager to see them again once they’ve been away for a while (or even just gone out).
When they leave, it feels like something is missing from your life until they return again.
Also, you don’t mind doing the same things over and over again with them.
When you’re in love with someone, you don’t get bored doing the same things over and over again because you want to spend as much time with them as possible.
2. You laugh a lot when you’re with them
You feel like laughing when you’re around them — even if things aren’t necessarily funny at the moment or if they aren’t saying anything funny themselves (and especially if they’re not trying too hard to make you laugh).
Everything just seems funny to you because of their presence.
So you yourself smiling and laughing so easily.
3. You think about them all the time
It’s a cliche, but it’s true: You can’t stop thinking about that special someone.
They’re always on your mind.
You might even find yourself thinking about them during the day when you should be focused on other things, or at night when you’re trying to sleep.
4. You feel butterflies in your stomach when you see them or think about them
You get nervous and anxious when you are near them or talk to them on the phone or online.
This is because your body reacts to the chemicals released by your brain when you fall in love.
It is a natural reaction and there is nothing wrong with it.
5. You want to know everything about them
Love is a journey of discovery, and when you’re in it, you want to know everything about your partner — their hopes, dreams and passions.
You can’t get enough of hearing stories from their childhood or seeing photos of loved ones.
You want to know all their favorite things.
You want to find out what makes them laugh and what makes them cry.
You want to know how they feel about life, and what they wish for in the future.
You just have a deep curiosity about who they are and what makes them tick.
6. You feel comfortable around them
When you’re with someone you love, you feel like yourself — only better.
You don’t have to put on airs or pretend to be anything other than who you really are.
The person loves your quirks and idiosyncrasies, and even your flaws don’t bother them.
7. You feel you can tell them anything
When you love someone, you want to share your thoughts and feelings with them.
In fact, you may even feel like they are the only person who really understands you.
You feel like you can tell them anything and everything about yourself (even the things that embarrass you) because you trust that they won’t judge you for it.
8. You are proud of them
When people say that love is blind, they aren’t kidding around.
When you’re in love, you will find yourself proud of everything about your partner — even things that may seem insignificant or annoying.
You will accept all of their flaws because they are part of what makes them unique and special to you.
9. They make your life better
When someone makes our lives better by being a positive part of it, we tend to fall in love with them.
Their presence improves our moods and makes life seem fuller and more meaningful — all things we want in a partner.
10. You tolerate them
When someone annoys us, we usually have a choice between either keeping our mouths shut or saying something sarcastic.
But when we’re in love, we tend to take the high road and overlook certain irritating habits or personality traits that would otherwise drive us nuts if we didn’t care so much about our partner’s happiness and well-being.
11. You like them just the way they are
Your partner is perfect just the way they are because you are in love.
You love everything about them: their hair, their eyes, their laugh — all of it.
There’s nothing that would make you want to change anything about them or make them less than amazing in your eyes.
12. You want to do things that make them happy
You know you love someone when you want to do things that make them happy.
You want to see them smile, you want to hear their laugh, and you want to make sure that they are as happy as possible.
This might sound like a cliché at first, but it’s actually true.
When you’re in love with someone, you care about their happiness above all else.
13. You don’t care what others think of them
When you truly love someone, then it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks of them or the relationship between the two of you.
You only care about what those closest to you think, because they are the ones who will support your relationship no matter what.
14. You think of your future with them
You can’t stop thinking about how amazing this person is and how much you want to be with them.
You can’t imagine life without them.
You want to make plans for the future, and it’s not because you want to be able to say you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, it’s because you actually want to spend time with them.
15. You care about their opinions
You know you’re in love when you want to know what they think about things, even if it’s something silly or unimportant, like a movie or a song.
When you love someone, you care about their opinions, even when they don’t align with yours.
Love is a beautiful feeling and it’s a blessing to feel this way about someone.
I hope it lasts.