Is it an emotional attachment or a physical reaction? Lots of things happen when you fall in love with someone and knowing what to expect can help you decide whether the relationship is worth continuing or if it might be better to move on.
Here's the answer to how do you really know you're falling in love.
1 You Make an Effort to Be with Him
Time is valuable and if you are actively spending your time with someone, that shows they are valuable to you. Psychology Today reports, “people falling in love are likely increasing their investment in a person, linking their lives together in a way that might promote commitment and stability.” By making sure you can communicate and be available is a big step in the process of falling in love.
2 You Take Yourself off of Dating Sites
When you have more interest in him then other potential options, you may be more serious. You feel more excited to learn about him and who he is. “It’s become a sign of seriousness and love when the apps are fully deleted from your phone or tablet,” explains Elite Daily.
3 You Share More about Yourself
Cosmopolitan notes that you will want to show him your favorite things in the world. “You want him to know you better than anyone else.” Cosmopolitan says. When sharing and building a future together, you want him to know who you are.
4 You Want to See Him Often
It has been found in relationship science studies that couples grow attached to each other after the initial draw fades. “Once couples are ‘in love’ for a while, the intensity of those emotions tends to decline and different areas of the brain, potentially more closely linked to attachment become more active,” Psychology Today states. This means that if you are at this stage, you have moved past the butterflies and into a deeper relationship.
5 You Make Small Compromises
You do not have to change your entire routine, however you consider him when making decisions. “You wouldn’t put off your responsibilities for him, but if he’s sick and needs you to help take care of him instead of going to brunch one morning,” you will be there Cosmopolitan says. When you do small things for him, it’s a sign you care.
6 You Are Physically Stressed
Liz Phair said it best when she sang “why can’t I speak whenever I think about you?” When you react physically, you know he has made an impact on your life. Psychology Today explains “if you’re anxious, tense, or just plain jittery, it might be a normal response to the strain of repeated social encounters with someone whose impression matters deeply to you”.
7 You Really do Miss Him
“It’s a real ache that says he is a part of your life now,” Cosmopolitan says. The feelings associated with missing someone are real. These feelings show once again that he is someone you want to spend time with.
8 You Feel Confident about the Future
The future together does not look dim, it looks bright. You don’t even have to question where things are going when you are in the right healthy relationship. “If you start planning for things weeks, months, or even a year down the road, you’ve definitely found yourself in love,” Elite Daily remarks.
Falling can be exhilarating, challenging, and rewarding. Make sure to embrace the experience and spread the love.