Yes, your heart seems to beat faster every time you’re near them, you have butterflies and you always want to text them when you’re not around them. But it can be somewhat hard to really make sure, after all, your friends are saying you can’t possibly be in love with them.
So, how do you know for sure that this wonderful person that you’ve just met is the one for you? It can be hard to distinguish between falling in love and having a crush on someone, so you should know what to look out for.
Mistakes can be costly, especially when it comes to matters of the heart, so to help you out, we have compiled a list of five surefire ways to help you figure out if you’re falling in love or…not.
1. You’re over the moon but also a little bit nervous
When you’re falling in love, the feeling you get is like the rush you get from skydiving, only that it is infinitely better. You become a happier person and the thought of them brings a goofy smile to your face, so much that you can’t wait to see them again.
In the midst of all the excitement though, you’ll be a bit nervous, but not about spending time with them. You’re more nervous about what the future holds without being sure of what it is. That is the majority of what will make you nervous.
Don’t let this spoil your fun though. Take things one day at a time. If you’re meant to be together, then nothing will be able to keep you apart.
2. They are always on your mind
When you are in love with someone, then they are always on your mind. You may be passing by a store and something you see reminds you of them. This is how people who love each other ‘randomly’ buy things for each other – it is because they love them so they are always on their minds.
If you find yourself constantly thinking of them, then you’re probably in love. It shouldn’t feel overwhelming though. Instead, it should be a natural feeling that comes to you comfortably.
3. You get a bit jealous
When you love someone, it is normal to feel a little bit jealous from time to time. This is understandable because you would want exclusivity.
Take care that your jealousy does not become an obsession that leads you to constantly monitor their movements and check their phones. That is toxic.
4. You want to introduce them to family and friends
When you’re genuinely in love with someone, you want to fit them into all areas of your life. This includes making time for them, no matter how busy your schedule is.
It also includes introducing them to your family and friends with the hope that they will all get along easily. Because you love them, you want them to become a permanent fixture in your life.
5. You are planning a future with them
When you love someone, you don’t want to let them go anytime soon, if ever. You will start to include them in future plans, like travel plans and future living arrangements.
When you’re in love, your partner becomes a permanent fixture in your life and you make all your big plans while thinking about them.
Falling in love with someone is something that is very rare, unlike crushes that happen frequently. To distinguish between true love and mere likeness for someone, you should do a ‘love test’ with the points above. Share your results with us in the comments section below.