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You Know You’re in Love When… You Do These 30 Nutty Things

Falling in love is the best. But how do you know it’s real? Well, you know you’re in love when you experience these 30 crazy feelings of love.

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When you first start dating someone, if things go well and the relationship progresses, it’s likely that your feelings will intensify and grow stronger. Those first flickers where you feel as though you might be falling in love with someone are so exciting. You start to wonder ‘what if?’ However, while having these feelings is truly wonderful, they also cause a little insecurity. Well, you know you’re in love when you experience these feelings.

Often people want to make sure that they are definitely falling in love before they take that big step and tell the other person. If they aren’t sure how the other person will react or whether they will say it back is particularly nerve-wracking. It leaves you feeling rather vulnerable and exposed.

For others, being sure that they have fallen in love is also important because they don’t want to confuse love with infatuation. Professing their feelings only to have them change further down the line, leading to potential hurt and trouble later on. [Read: The 15 signs you feel infatuation and not love]

You know you’re in love when…

Knowing you are in love isn’t as easy as one might think. Lots of people believe ‘when you know, you just know.’ But the truth is, for those who have never been in love before, this is a confusing time. It can be easy to mistake love for something else.

So, do you want to be sure that your feelings are what you think they are? Well, read on!

#1 You talk about the future. Making future plans with someone and imagining yourselves years down the line shows that you want the same things, are in the same place, and both think this is a relationship ready to last the distance. [Read: The 17 signs you see a real future with someone]

#2 You miss them after the tiniest amount of time apart. When you first fall in love, just a day apart can be agonizing. You just want to be together all the time.

#3 They are always on your mind. When you are apart, your thoughts are totally consumed by them. They are pretty much all you think about. [Read: Looking for happily ever after? Check for these 14 signs of love]

#4 You are totally over your ex. No matter how bad your ex hurt you, suddenly you realize you never really think of them anymore. When you do, instead of anger or pain, you truly feel like you have let go.

#5 When you think of them, you smile. You know you’re in love when you can’t help but have a stupid soppy grin all over your face when you think about them? This is a sign of the first throes of love.

#6 The things you’d usually find tedious or annoying are fun if you do it with them. For some reason, it doesn’t matter if you do the most mundane activity in the world, when you are doing it with them it’s electrifying.

#7 You feel like you completely trust them. They are the person that you rely on and trust completely, no matter what. [Read: 15 signs you’ve graduated to true love]

#8 You share secrets. When you fall in love you tend to become closer to that person over anyone else. You share stuff with them that’s private. It’s all about testing their trust and building an intimate bond.

#9 You tell each other everything. Every conversation you have feels like it’s packed with different pieces of information you are dying to share with them. You just want them to know exactly what’s going on with you and find out exactly what’s going on with them.

#10 You are totally comfortable around them. Feeling relaxed and comfortable around someone is actually a big part of falling in love.

#11 You are happy to make sacrifices for them. Love is about making sacrifices. You do it happily because you know what it means to them.

#12 You feel safe and loved. Do you feel safe and loved by them? Feeling this way affects the way you feel too.

#13 You’ve had a fight and made up. Love knows your relationship won’t fall apart at the first sign of trouble. You had a fight and got over it. You know you are stronger than that. [Read: 8 things to tell yourself when fighting with your lover]

#14 They saw you cry. Being vulnerable is important. If they saw you cry and comforted you, this plays a big part in helping you feel it’s okay to be vulnerable around them.

#15 You’ve been at your weirdest/ugliest/meanest self. They need to see all sides of you, and you are happy to show them.

#16 Whenever anything happens, they are the person you want to tell first. Whether you are angry, happy, sad, or excited, you rush to them to tell them first.

#17 You know they like you back. You don’t have any of those anxieties about whether they like you or feel the same way, you know them well enough to know they are pretty into you too.

#18 You feel their pain. When they are sad, you are sad for them and vice versa. [Read: 7 reasons why empathy is important in a relationship]

#19 You imagine marrying them. You know you’re in love when you can’t help but fantasize what it would be like on your wedding day!

#20 You want to show them off to everyone you know. You are dying for them to meet your friends, family, work colleagues—whoever. You just want the whole world to know you are together.

#21 You can’t stop talking about them. Boring the pants off your friends and family with your endless chat about them? This is probably a sign you know you’re in love!

#22 You re-read their messages. Do you keep reading over the texts they’ve sent you? This is a sign you could be in love.

#23 You keep looking at their photos. You know you’re in love when you’re apart, you keep checking out their photos, particularly ones of you two together.

#24 You want to know everything about them. You want to know them inside out—the good, the bad, and the ugly. You want to be ‘their person’ and know that they are yours. [Read: How to give space in a relationship and come closer]

#25 You lose track of time when you’re together. Hours seem to fly by when you are with them because you love the time you spend together so much.

#26 You support one another. When times get tough or when big decisions must be made, you always support one another.

#27 You remember all the little things they like. Love is all about the details. You have no trouble remembering things they like or knowing exactly how to cheer them up and make them smile.

#28 You want the best for them. Whatever happens, you feel as though you only want the best for them.

#29 You know they want they best for you. You know they’ll be your biggest cheerleader, no matter what. [Read: 12 real signs of true love in a relationship]

#30 You feel kind of scared. When you think about telling them you love them, you feel a little anxious, a little scared. That’s just because falling in love is a pretty big deal!

You know you’re in love when you’ve experienced these signs. And feeling confident that you are in love with another person can feel truly wonderful.

[Read: How do you know when you love someone? 18 foolproof ways]

Remember, it’s okay to be vulnerable. If you are in a loving relationship it can be the best thing in the world. So, don’t be afraid to share your feelings. If you are ready to tell them you’re in love, just go for it!

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Bethany Locke
Bethany was born and raised in Scotland and now resides in Brighton where she lives with her partner and rather disobedient cocker spaniel pup. She works as a f...
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