Love is a strong and loud feeling. The sound of it cannot be hidden. Knowing you’re in love feels different for everyone. But how do you truly know you are in love? Some persons have been in love often and know the feeling well, and others may not be so sure if it’s love or just a deep infatuation. No matter how confused you think you are, the signs and symptoms that come with the love feeling, are so glaringly intense that your body can’t help but tip you off. Your body can’t even keep it a secret.
What Are the Proven Signs You are in Love?
You may be expecting that when someone is in love with you, they will just tell you, or when you are in love, you will just know. I mean, what is there? After all, love is a good thing. Surprisingly, it is not always that way.
Love speaks in diverse ways; it could be few romantic gestures, a lot of care and concern, flowers and gifts, butterfly and excitement in the tummy, jealousy and could appear unpleasant at times. Love is as strong as water and fire. It has created and bonded humanities, families, books, history, songs and movies. When love traps you, it takes over you, it affects the depth of your stomach and bones. And if you are observant, you can tell be the proven signs.
Signs and Symptoms you are in Love
Are you afraid you might be in love? Love can be tricky, confusing, strange, simple, straightforward and romantic. It comes in ways that cannot be hidden. You’d probably caught yourself in one or two of these tell-tale signs of love. Let’s Find Out…
1. You can’t stop staring at them.
If you are staring at them lovingly, it could be a sign that you’re head over heels. You stare until you memorize every scar and freckle on them, you can look at them all day long. Eye contact means that you’re focused on something, so if you find that your eyes are focused on them, you may just be falling in love. Creepy right? Love can creepy, just be subtle in your gazing before someone think you are crazy.
2. You Don’t Think Straight Anymore
You’d probably seen someone in love do crazy things, that you just conclude this person must be so unreasonable to do this. Now, you have caught yourself do stuff that you will never do on a normal day and you don’t care, if this effort of yours will be appreciated or reciprocated. That is love showing up in its unfounded judgment. When you are in love, sense of reason often leave through your head. you don’t think straight anymore.
3. Spending Time Together
When you are in love, you are always looking for an opportunity to be close to this person. You don’t mind doing things you have done before over and over, just to be with this person. When you are together, you can’t help your hands to yourself, you just let it wander on their body. I am not talking about sex here, just something as simple as forgetting your hands on their shoulder or lap while seeing a movie, gives you a sense of belonging or ownership.
4. This person is on your mind literally all the time.
Love is determined, it takes control of your emotions, occupy every of your thought. When you’re in love, your partner is always at the back of your mind with or without your permission. This is because your brain releases the “love drug” when you fall in love. This hormone creates the feeling of infatuation with your partner. No matter what, everywhere you go, you think of them. It’s a strange feeling you can’t help. They just pop into your head at the most random times.
5. You get sweatier
If you’re nauseous and sweaty, you can be falling in love. A study found that falling in love can cause you to feel sick and display physical symptoms similar to that of anxiety or stress, like sweat.
Although this feeling will probably pass once you really get comfortable with your partner, it may be a good idea to carry around an extra hanky, just to be safe.
6. Your appetite shrinks
Just same way that bad news or anger can disrupt your appetite, feeling of love and intense excitement has the potential to do same. When the strong effect of love hit you, it can mess with your appetite. If you’ve been feeling a lot less hungry lately and you don’t know why, it might be because you’re in love and the butterflies in your stomach are going crazy.
7. You get just a little jealous.
A little bit of jealousy is natural. It’s understandable because you want them to be all yours exclusively. Jealousy becomes dangerous when you start obsessing over what they are doing, who they are with and what they are talking about. Going out of your way to find out what your partner’s doing is toxic behavior and is not healthy.
8. Your sex drive is higher.
When you are in love, all your hormones are let loose. Your sexual urge tend to be stronger than your reasoning. You are more interested to be intimate than what your brain is telling you. You want to mix love and pleasure, no matter how hard you try to hold yourself back.
9. Always Smiling
It’s as if there’s a ray of sunshine splashing across your face, you’re just a different person. All of a sudden you feel giddy and lighthearted for no apparent reason at all. Things that might have annoyed you or brought your mood down before don’t seem to bother you at all now.
And the best part is the smile on your face comes from a place within. It’s a specific kind of happiness you’ve never experienced before. That’s amazing.
10. You Hate To Say Goodbye
Time stop counting when you are with this person. If he mentions specific or random things he likes you can’t help but take notice. Little moments with him become special, cherished memorable. You remember every detail. You can talk to him about ANYTHING and I do mean anything. You’re totally comfortable around him. You do boring stuff with him just to have the chance to spend more time with him. Even if you spent all weekend together, you’d still have trouble saying goodbye. It always feels like it’s never enough. You are simply addicted.
A lot of the time, the biggest obstacle to love is DENIAL, but whenever you pause and think and realize that a bunch of these signs apply to you, then YOU’RE IN LOVE.