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The 10 Stages of Falling in Love ...

By Sici

You might be surprised to find that there are stages offalling in love. You might believe in love at first sight, and it probably does happen, but it isn’t love in the real sense. That initial attraction, even if it is like a lightning bolt, goes through various stages before it can be it can truly be described as love. There are many signs of being in love and it's an amazing feeling. It is something magical and wonderful you should go through together. These are the stages of falling in love you should be aware of. Which one are you in?

1 Physical Attraction

black, photograph, black and white, man, monochrome photography, The first of the stages of falling in love is physical attraction. We all know this feeling. It’s that almost instant feeling of yearning for a person based solely on the fact that you are attracted to the way he looks. It’s the basest desire that a human can experience, but it’s definitely one that shouldn’t be ignored!

2 Friendship

black, photograph, black and white, monochrome photography, photography, The act of actually liking and befriending someone is an important one on the way to falling in love. After all, you are not going to want to spend the rest of your life with a person if you cannot even bring yourself to have real feelings of friendship toward him.

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3 The Connection

photograph, white, black, man, black and white, The connection is a distinct feeling that occurs when you absolutely know that a friendship with somebody has turned into something much more serious and emotional. There is no quick switch that is turned on, but it’s definitely something that you come to realise over the course of a budding romance.

4 The First Date

snapshot, girl, phenomenon, interaction, screenshot, First dates really can make or break a potential relationship. There is nothing better than finding that you have instantly clicked with a person, and a first date is the ultimate compatibility test. If it goes brilliantly, then you know you are in for something great!

5 Spending Time Together

black, photograph, person, black and white, monochrome photography, You know that something serious is developing when you find that you are spending more time with your new love interest than you are with your family or friends. A glaring sign of falling in love is when you find that you would rather spend time with your love interest than with anyone else.

6 Doing Everything Together

photograph, black and white, monochrome photography, kiss, photography, And the natural progression of the last point is to start doing absolutely everything together. You know you have fallen hook, line and sinker when you realise that you can no longer do all those little things that you used to do alone without the presence of your new boo.

7 Spending Time with His Family

, You know you are in it for the long haul when you are spending equal amounts of time with his family as you are with your own. All of the classics - Sunday night dinner, Wednesday game night, getting invited to family functions… they all mean something deep!

8 You Become More Open

human hair color, hairstyle, girl, chin, blond, A key sign that someone is falling in love is when they find themselves being surprisingly open with their new partner very early on in the relationship. You brain might not have made the connection quite yet, but your heart is certainly pouring itself out, and when it comes to romance, the heart always wins!

9 You Feel the Love Back

black, black and white, monochrome photography, monochrome, photography, There is nothing worse than unrequited love, but in return there is nothing better than being certain that the person you love loves you back just as much. You will definitely feel it when it happens, and after that feeling, there is no going back!

10 Those Three Words

interaction, human, scene, aggression, performance, Those three simple words - "I love you." For some people they are easy to say, for others they are harder, but when the two of you are finally ready to say them to each other, it is pretty much the most important stage of them all!

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