One of the most highly researched things in the field of psychology is why and how people fall in love. Although certain theories exist that explain aspects of falling or being in love, the entire process is still a mystery. If you are searching for the signs of being in love, they aren’t always as clear-cut as you would think.
10 unmistakable signs of being in love
We all watched the same fairytales, sitcoms, and romcoms growing up. And, unfortunately, they have done love no favors. No relationship is perfect, and no two love relationships are the same.
What feels like love to one person might be interpreted completely different by someone else. Also, the way people express love is not only different between the sexes, but across different personality styles.
So… is there a way to know for sure if someone is in love? Certainly not. There are, however, universal feelings and emotions that someone who is in love will feel for someone else. If you feel these things or notice them in the person you are with; then it just might be the signs of being in love.
#1 You are concerned about their safety. When you love someone, you care greatly about their safety and health. If you get worried about them and want to care for them when they are sick, even if they are gross, smelly, and vomiting everywhere, it is a sign of being in love.
#2 Their needs come before yours. When you love someone, you put their needs in front of your own. If something is important to them, you let them have it and step aside to put their needs first.
#3 You are willing not just to compromise, but to sacrifice when it is necessary. Being in love with someone makes you capable of compromising to find a resolution that makes you both happy. When compromise isn’t possible, you sacrifice if you know it is important to them.
#4 You long for them when they aren’t around. If you find yourself longing for them when they aren’t around, that is one of the signs of being in love. Different than just lust, you don’t just want to have s*x with them.
You also want to hang out with them, talk to them, and just be near them. Something more than physical, you desire to connect with them.
#5 When they feel something, you feel it too. One of the signs of being in love is when you feel for someone else. More than just empathy when your partner is hurt, sad, or frustrated, you literally feel like it is happening to you. Only sometimes it is even worse because you can’t take action to fix things. You just sit and hurt with them, not able to solve it.
#6 You want nothing more than their happiness. Happy wife, happy life isn’t just a saying for guys. It goes both ways *it is just that husband and happy don’t rhyme*. When you are in love with someone, you want nothing more than for them to feel fulfilled and happy. Their happiness greatly affects your own.
#7 You care what they think of you, like really care. When you are in love with someone, you care greatly what they think of you. It isn’t just about what you look like, you care about what they think of you as a person. You want them to think highly of you and respect you. You don’t want to disappoint the other person you love or have them think less of you.
#8 They have the ability to hurt you more than anyone else. If someone has the ability to take you down with the slightest bit of criticism or behavior that shows disrespect or displeasure with you, that is a sign of being in love.
#9 You have the propensity to feel intense emotions. If they have an uncanny ability to bring out intense emotions in you that you didn’t even know were there, then you are probably in love. It isn’t just that you think they are the best thing ever, they also have this ability to make you so mad you just want to jump out of your skin.
The point is, you care so much about them that they bring you to extreme highs and lows with the change of the wind.
#10 You find yourself jealous like never before. If you aren’t a jealous person, but you suddenly find yourself seeing the little green monster pop up. Maybe in the past you just never thought you had that much to lose. Now that you are in love, you are scared to lose it.