Love isn't always like an Ed Sheeran song. It doesn't always happen like it does in a John Green book. But girls, when it happens, what the heck do you do now? Do you tell your partner you are in love? Do you sit back and wait for them to express their love first? Don't you worry, I got you covered and I'm going to give you advice for when Cupid finally strikes you right in the heart.
1. Admit You're in Love to Yourself First
Sounds simple, right? NOT! It took me so long to finally own up to the butterflies in my stomach every single time my (now wife) would call me 'my love'! I couldn't get this girl out of my head and if it's like that with the boy or girl you are dating, own up to it. You're in love. Say it with me: I'm in love. Feels nice to admit it out in the open, right?
2. Don't Push Your Partner Away
Admitting you are in love is hard, but when you do it – you're vulnerable. Being vulnerable doesn't mean that you have to push your partner away. You might want to because you want to protect yourself, but dive into it, girls! Love is the greatest feeling in the world. It's what makes you feel alive, don't squash it because you don't want to get hurt.
3. Get Creative with How You're Going to Tell Him/Her
All right, so you're in love. You admitted it, right? Breathe in and admit it first to yourself (see point #1). Now, you gotta figure out a way to admit it to the person you are in love with. Think about something personal between the two of you or just blurt it out to them. However you do it, make it memorable!
4. Surrender Yourself over to Love
When I first fell in love, I didn't want to immediately fall into it because I knew that I was going to be vulnerable and that I could get hurt. Remember when I said don't push your partner away? Well, why not surrender yourself to love? Love is great. It's actually the best feeling in the world and don't you want to experience that in your life?
5. The Love Songs Start to Make Sense
I am so an Ed Sheeran fan, but when 'Thinking Out Loud' and 'Kiss Me' really started to describe exactly how I was feeling, I knew that I'd been hit with a love stick. You feel that too? Well, that means that you're in love so get ready. You're now going to be looking up love playlists on Spotify to listen to at work and while you are driving.
6. Know They Love You Too
Every single time I hear my wife tell me that she loves me too, it's seriously the best feeling in the world. You'll experience that too, girls, and you'll feel the butterflies, the goosebumps, the beauty of exactly what love is!
7. How Can You Really Tell?
Ah, the age-old question and my last point. How can you really, truly tell? It's the butterflies, it's the love songs, it's the feelings that you have, the chemistry that is between the two of you. Love is complicated, but it's also the best feeling in the world!
So, girls, you ready to fall in love? Are you already in love? Tell me how you told your boy or girl in the comments!